NORTH COTABATO, February 19, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of Regional Field Office (RFO) XII conducted a three-day distribution of interventions in eight barangays of Magpet since February 11, 2020. The fund was sourced from the program’s FY 2019 budget.
Sixty (60) farmers and four (4) farmers associations received livelihood assistance on upland rice, mallard ducks, and Muscovy duck production with a total project cost of Php 804,000.
Forty (40) farmers of Mahongkog Farmers Association, Balete Farmers Association, Datu Celo Farmers Association, and Basak Farmers Association received 90 bags of Dinorado upland rice seeds, 80 bags of urea, and 80 bags of complete fertilizer. The associations scheduled their planting in the months of March and April.
In addition, 64 members of the Basak Farmers Association also received 500 heads of mallard ducks. The group committed to providing feeds for the ducks.
Moreover, 20 farmers from the barangays Magcaalam, Alibayon, Del Pilar, and Poblacion received 120 Muscovy ducks. Each recipient received six (6) ducks.
The distribution of SAAD North Cotabato is in cooperation with the Office of Provincial Agriculturist, Municipal Agriculture Office, municipal and barangay local government units.
The project will contribute to the food security and poverty alleviation of the local farmers. ###
Writer: Anisa Allyn M. Saaduddin, SAAD North Cotabato Project Development Officer
Editor: Jemiema Arro, SAAD Public Relations & Communications Officer