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SAAD to establish free-range chicken multiplier farms in 17 NorMin towns

NORTHERN MINDANAO, July 15, 2021 – As the agriculture sector plays vital part in the nation’s recovery from the effects of the CoViD-19 pandemic, the Special for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Northern Mindanao rolled out Php 5.1 million of interventions to establish free-range chicken multiplier farms in 17 towns in Region 10.

A total of 826 farmers from Bukidnon, Lanao del Norte, and Misamis Occidental received 7,200 chickens (Php 4.1 million) to farmers to be raised as breeding stocks, 231 bags of feeds (Php 360,000), 682 boxes of vitamin A, D, and E (Php 81,000), and 862 boxes of electrolytes (Php 517,000) from June 1 to 11.

Table 1. Free-Range Chicken Multiplier Project Recipients

Province Municipality Chicken Distributed
(heads)
Feeds Provided
(bags)
Vitamin A, D, E
(boxes)
Electrolytes
(boxes)

Total Benefiting Farmers

 

Bukidnon Baungon 600 19 35 10 50
Talakag 600 19 35 50 50
Sumilao 120 4 10 10
San Fernando 600 19 50 10 50
Kadingilan 480 15 50 50 50
Lanao del Norte Linamon 492 16 50 39 20
Matungao 492 16 20 39 25
Sapad 492 16 50 39 193
Nunungan 492 16 50 39 100
Munai 504 16 50 40 50
Misamis Occidental Baliangao 336 11 49 106 20
Concepcion 336 11 42 100 28
Panaon 336 11 42 100 50
Aloran 336 11 38 50 27
Sapang Dalaga 324 10 41 50 54
Bonifacio 336 11 42 100 21
Don Victoriano 324 10 38 30 28
Total 7,200 231 682 862 826

The chickens are raised in 8.26 hectares of backyard area or 100 square meters per farmer. Each farmer takes care of 9-12 chickens.

Since the onset of the pandemic in 2020, SAAD implemented various CoViD-mitigating livelihood projects which include provision of farm inputs like vegetable seeds, sweet corn seeds, fertilizers, and now the free-range chicken multiplier project.

With the said projects, SAAD aims to augment the beneficiaries’ income and sustain their livelihood as they strive to cope with the new normal in agriculture.

The chickens were about two months old upon delivery. They are expected to lay eggs this August.

The SAAD implementers and the LGUs agreed to explore the possibility of providing the farmers incubator as soon as the breeding stock will start laying eggs as a joint commitment to grow and sustain the project.

 

Writer: Ruth Esther Bermundo, SAAD Normin Information Officer
Copy Editor: Jennifer Valcobero, SAAD NPMO Public Relation and Comms Officer

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines

William D. Dar, Ph. D.
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
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