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100 Sindangan farmers received inputs for Upland Rice Production

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Zamboanga del Norte conducted a ceremonial turnover of inputs for Upland Rice Production to 100 farmer-partners of the municipality of Sindangan on…

SAAD ZaNorte distributes seeds, fertilizers, and garden tools for vegetable production

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The municipalities of Sergio Osmeña and Baliguian in Zamboanga del Norte recently received vegetable seeds, fertilizers, and garden tools from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). On the…

SAAD meets the Sorghum advocate of Indonesia: Ms. Maria Loretha

The SAAD joined the “Rethinking cross-border regionalism” Conference, particularly to listen to the “Sorghum and Local Food Movement in Flores Society” presentation by Ms. Maria Loretha, a sorghum advocate from Indonesia, in November 27, 2018. The conference is under the…

DA-SAAD conducts 4-day SALT Training in Apayao

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural (DA-SAAD) Program conducted a four (4)-day training on Sloping Agricultural Land Technology (SALT) Production in Barangay Tubongan, Calanasan, Apayao on 20-23 November 2018. The said project, worth 1 Million Pesos,…

DA-SAAD turns over carabaos to beneficiaries in Masbate and Sorsogon

MASBATE, PHILIPPINES—If dog is man’s best friend, the carabao is the small farmer’s best buddy as it helps ease farm works and also helps transport farm produce through all kinds of terrain.  Thus, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

DA-SAAD establishes SALT Project worth 1M PhP in Apayao

LUNA AND PUDTOL, APAYAO—Assorted planting materials worth one million pesos were delivered in two (2) municipalities of Apayao through the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Said interventions are…

2018 funds provide farmers garden tools and knapsack sprayers in Apayao

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—It was raining hard on the 12th of August 2018 as the farmer-partners in Luna, Apayao who are members of the Marag Valley Livelihood Farmers Association happily received the interventions from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for…

Pudtol farmer-partners receive garden tools from DA-SAAD

PUDTOL, APAYAO—Eighty-eight (88) farmer-partners in Barangay Upper Maton, Malibang, Aurora each received garden tools from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in the municipality of Pudtol, Apayao on 10 August 2018. The…

DA-SAAD Apayao provide farmer-partners with garden tools and knapsack sprayers

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a distribution of seventy (70) sets of assorted garden tools and thirty-two (32) knapsack sprayers in the municipality of Sta. Marcela on 9 August…

Farmer-partners receive garden tools from DA-SAAD Apayao

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed sets of garden tools to twenty-six (26) SAAD farmer-partners in Barangay San Jose, Flora, Apayao on 17 August 2018. Each set consisted of a bolo,…

Consultation forum held by DA-SAAD in Apayao

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Municipal Project Management Team (MPMT) in Apayao conducted a consultation forum in the Municipality of Sta. Marcela on 2 March 2018. Headed by the MPMT…

DA-SAAD farmer-partners in Apayao eye business featuring cassava products

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted a cassava livelihood training in the municipality of Flora and Pudtol on 27-28 February 2018. There are forty (40) participants from each of the…

Flora farmer-partners receive OPV seeds under DA-SAAD Program

FLORA, APAYAO—The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA- SAAD) Program in Apayao distributed Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) of corn to twenty-two (22) farmer-partners in the Municipality of Flora on 26 February 2018. Each were given a…

Four ZaNorte farmer associations receive 126 goats under SAAD Program

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Four farmer associations from Siocon and Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte (ZaNorte) received 126 goats under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) this 29th and 30th of October 2018.…

Negros Oriental FAs receive agricultural equipment and machineries from DA-SAAD

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Two (2) units of corn mill and four (4) units of multi-cultivator hand tractor (Php 2,000,000.00 worth of agricultural equipment and machineries) were turned-over to Sibulan at the Municipality Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Negros Oriental on 26 October 2018. Balugo…

Seventy-five (75) goats benefit DA-SAAD Farmers in Negros Oriental

NEGROS ORIENTAL—A mass distribution of livestock under the Goat Production Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program is held in the municipality of Santa Catalina on 26 October 2018. The activity, which aims…

DA-SAAD Program discuss 3rd quarter physical and financial accomplishments

GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its 3rd Quarter National Assessment (3QA) at the Venue 88 Hotel in General Santos City on 22-26 October 2018. Regional Field Office (RFO)…

DA-SAAD Program Conducts Business Plan Training Course

ISLAND GARDEN CITY OF SAMAL—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its 2nd Project Management Workshop at Camp Holiday Resort and Recreation Area, Kinawitnon, Babak, Island Garden City of Samal on 16-19…

SAAD farmers of Zamboanga del Norte featured at IFAD PH’s knowledge learning market conference

QUEZON CITY – “Kuwentong may kuwenta (Stories with worth)”. This is what Asian Partnership for the Development of Human Resources in Rural Asia (AsiaDHRRA) Secretary General Marlene Ramirez emphasized as she complimented the inspiring featured case studies in the International…

Negros Oriental farmers receive livestock under DA-SAAD Program

NEGROS ORIENTAL—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its 2nd batch of cattle distribution in the municipality of Dauin, Negros Oriental on 12 October 2018. To increase the farmers’ income, a total…

Siayan farmers of ZaNorte ready to be banana lakatan producers

SIAYAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Sixty (60) farmers from Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte are now ready to be banana lakatan producers after receiving 15,000 tissue-cultured plantlets in October 2018. Siayan Mayor Flora Villarosa envisions the municipality to be the top…

Negros Oriental farmers receive livestock under DA-SAAD’s Goat Production Project

NEGROS ORIENTAL—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a mass goat distribution held at Brgy. San Jose in the Municipality of La Libertad, Negros Oriental on 10 October 2018. Aiming to increase…

SAAD implementers of Region XIII craft project proposals for 2020-2022

BUTUAN CITY, AGUSAN DEL NORTE – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program implementers of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) XIII along with the National Program Management Office (NPMO) crafted the project proposals of Agusan del…

SAAD conducts Awarding and Turnover Ceremony in Calanasan, Apayao

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—Six (6) units Multi-Purpose Thresher (MPT) and a unit of Sugar Cane Presser (SCP) were awarded by DA-SAAD to five (5) farmer groups in Calanasan, Apayao. The turnover is held at the LGU Balay Ymandaya Function Hall on 1…

SAAD ZaNorte turns over P3.3M machinery and equipment to 25 partner-associations

IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program turned over machinery and equipment worth P3.395 million to 25 SAAD partner farmers’ associations for FY 2018. It was held during the…

Eastern Samar Abaca farmers receive livelihood assistance from SAAD

Ever since, abaca has been a priority agricultural commodity of Eastern Samar, where the majority of poor farmers in the northern part of the province are engaged in hemp production and from which they derive enough income.  However, production has…

Region 8 ranked 1st in financial obligations for FY 2018 SAAD 1st Quarter Assessment

“What the mind can conceive, the body can achieve.” This was the inspirational quote that the Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) 8 imparted in its presentation during the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

Chicken or Egg?

SAMAR—It’s not what you’re thinking.  The article isn’t about the universal enigma of what comes ahead:  the chicken or the egg. Rather, this is a story about how poor farmers, who do not even realize that they are poor because…

DA-SAAD Negros Oriental disperses livestock in Vallehermoso

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Forty-seven (47) farmer-partners benefited from the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s draft animal turnover held at Sitio Bomba, Bagawinis, Vallehermoso, Negros Oriental on 10 September 2018. Carabao (Bubalus Bubalis) is a commonly…

DA-SAAD Negros Oriental Conducts Training on Urban Organic Gardening

DUMAGUETE CITY—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted a Capability Building and Skills Training on Urban Organic Gardening at Ms. Ann’s Food town, Brgy. Bantayan, Dumaguete City on 5-7 September 2018. Participants…

2nd IT Assessment held by DA-SAAD in Davao City

DAVAO CITY—Following the first National IT Assessment and Action Planning Workshop held in Baguio City, the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area of Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program holds a follow-up Assessment and Action Planning Workshop for the DA-SAAD Information…

Samar Agriculture Officials Disclose Bright Prospects for the Province

SAMAR, PHILIPPINES—In recent up-close interviews with the OIC Provincial Agriculturist (PA) Ms. Ma. Gloria A. Borja and Acting Provincial Veterinarian of Samar Dr. Juliet T. Dayap, they revealed their experiences about SAAD Program, their aspirations, and visions for the province…

SAAD Program distributes 2,598 heads layers to 433 farmer-partners

EASTERN SAMAR—Four Hundred Thirty-Three (433) farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA–RFO 8) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program each received six (6) heads of layer chicken in the municipalities of Jipapad, Arteche, San…

SAAD Program: A Potent Tool in the Fight Against Poverty

EASTERN VISAYAS—Countless agricultural programs/projects that aim to help farmers and fisherfolk improve their lot in life had been initiated. Many have succeeded, while others were not as effective. This is commendable on the part of our government functionaries, Non-Government Organizations…

Oras Mayor Awards Incentives to Top SAAD Swine Producers

EASTERN SAMAR—The onset of the monsoon season did not stop the culmination and mass induction rites of four (4) association officials held at the covered court of Barangay Sabang, Oras, Eastern Samar on 5 June 2018. Despite the heavy rain,…

Marcelino C. Lorona: Profile of a Cassava Farmer

SOUTHERN LEYTE—It was just pure coincidence when Marcelino C. Lorona, a 64 year–old farmer residing at Brgy. Fatima, Liloan, Southern Leyte, found out about the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). He was…

Interactive Discussions with MAs Resolve SAAD Implementation Issues

EASTERN VISAYAS—One vital component of any program or project, is regular dialogue with implementers and other stakeholders to help keep abreast with what is happening at ground level, and inform management about issues and concerns besetting every aspect of implementation.…

Broadening the plate of DA interventions

EASTERN VISAYAS—The Philippine population is expected to increase significantly over the next three decades, but our capacity for food production will struggle to keep pace. Because humanity has to feed its ballooning population, and exacerbating factors such as climate change…

SAAD Negros Oriental disperses cattle to farmer-partners

NEGROS ORIENTAL—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area of Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program facilitated a cattle distribution in the Local Government (LGU) of Dauin on 21 July 2018. The SAAD Program, continuously committed in increasing the farmer-partners’ livelihood income,…

Negros Oriental farmer-partners receive 275 heads of goat from DA’s SAAD Program

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Fifty-five (55) individual farmer-partners of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Negros Oriental received 275 heads of goat, as part of the Program’s continuous strive to help increase the farmer-partners’…

DA-SAAD provides rice cutter units to farmer-partners in Negros Oriental

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Farmer-partners from six (6) Local Government Units (LGUs) of Negros Oriental were provided by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program with rice cutters in Siaton, Basay, La Libertad, Canlaon, Mabinay, and Tayasan on…

DA-SAAD conducts Urban Organic Gardening training to farmer-partners in Negros Oriental

DUMAGUETE, NEGROS ORIENTAL—Two (2) batches of Capability-Building and Skills Training on Urban Organic Gardening was conducted by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) at Ms. Ann’s Foodtown, Bantayan, Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on…

DA-SAAD provides 12.7 million worth of livestock to Siquijor farmer-partners

SIQUIJOR—A hundred (100) cattle and sixty (60) goat farmer-partners from the six (6) municipalities of Siquijor will receive 7.2 million worth of interventions from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).  The Provincial…

SAAD Negros Oriental organizes Specialized Training on Upland Rice Production

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Under its CY 2018 funds, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted another training under its Social Preparation component at Barangay Apanangon, Jimalalud Negros Oriental on 10-11 April 2018. Another batch…

SAAD Negros Oriental facilitates Specialized Training on Goat Production

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) organized a Specialized Training on Goat Production for the farmers of Negros Oriental, held in the Municipal Quadrangle of Poblacion Tayasan, Negros Oriental on 26-27 March…

DA-SAAD holds mass hand tractor distribution in Negros Oriental

NEGROS ORIENTAL—Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region VII, through its Provincial Program Management Support Office (PPMSO) distributed hand tractors under its 2017 funds to SAAD farmers of Negros Oriental—specifically in Tayasan on…

SAAD Negros Oriental conducts Capability-Building and Leadership Training

DAUIN, NEGROS ORIENTAL—Provincial Program Management Support Office (PPMSO) of Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Negros Oriental conducted a Capability-Building and Leadership Training (part of its 2017 funds and as a component of the…

Three DA-SAAD provinces in Region 7 undergo MYP draft critiquing

CENTRAL VISAYAS—The National Program Management Office (NPMO) of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted its Multi-Year Planning (MYP) and Workshop with program implementers of Region VII in Tagbilaran, Dumaguete, and Siquijor on 28-31…

Dragon Fruit Production, an emerging industry

SIQUIJOR, PHILIPPINES—Twenty (20) farmers covered by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program from the six (6) municipalities in the island of Siquijor attended the Dragon Fruit Production Technology Training at the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Provincial Agricultural…

SAAD Region VII holds quarterly assessment in Siquijor

SIQUIJOR, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its 2nd Quarter Assessment at Dapdap Sunset Grill, in Pangi, Siquijor, Siquijor on July 10-11, 2018. The assessment was attended by Program implementers from…

DA-SAAD visits two enterprise sites in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted its 2nd Quarterly Assessment (2QA) hosted by Regional Field Office (RFO) IX in Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte on 6-10 August 2018. SAAD in…

DA-SAAD distributes 2,130 heads of Mallard Ducks in Antipas, North Cotabato

NORTH COTABATO — A total of 2,130 heads of Mallard Ducks were given to 30 farmer-partners from barangays Malatab, Kiyaab, luhong, Camutan, Malire, and Malangag in Antipas, North Cotabato on July 19, 2018. The project amounts to P 1.19 million…

DA-SAAD supports backyard cattle fattening in Pikit, North Cotabato

North Cotabato — A total of 51 heads of cattle was distributed by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program to various farmers’ associations from 3 barangays in Pikit, North Cotabato on July 26,…

SAAD hands a P 2.26 million-worth of a check to the municipality of Kabacan

The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program-Regional Field Office (RFO) XII turned-over P 2.26 million worth of check under the FY 2017 fund to the municipality of Kabacan, North Cotabato on July 19, 2018. The funds are intended to…

SAAD transfers fund worth P 2.26 million to Municipality of Matalam

Special Area for Agricultural Development Program Published by Jemiema Arro · August 20 at 3:22 PM ·  NORTH COTABATO — A total of P 2.26 million was transferred by the DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)-Regional Field Office (RFO) XII to the municipality…

SAAD Maguindanao conducts distribution for Native Chicken Project

Maguindanao —   The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) – Maguindanao conducted distribution of interventions for the Native Chicken at Barangay Poblacion, Paglat; Barangay Lower Dilag, Pandag; Barangay Talitay, Buluan; Barangay Kaya-kaya, Datu Abdullah Sangki; Barangay Kitango, Datu Saudi Ampatuan; Barangay…

SAAD promises come true in Bicol

True to the essence of the Department of Agriculture’s newest program, the Special Area for Agricultural Development or SAAD, which is a Visayan word meaning “promise”, the interventions to the farmer-partners in Bicol were recently distributed at their doorsteps. In the…

DA and BFAR to strengthen harmonization of SAAD implementation

PIÑAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and its attached agency, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), will strengthen the harmonization of their Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program implementation as agreed during DA-SAAD’s 2nd…

SAAD holds 2nd Quarter Assessment in ZaNorte; DA Region VIII remains as the top performer

PIÑAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Department of Agriculture (DA) – Regional Field Office (RFO) VIII remained the top performer of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program as recognized during the latter’s 2nd Quarter Assessment in Manuel’s Resort, Piñan,…

DA-SAAD holds back-to-back MYPs for 5 covered provinces in Region VIII

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE—The National Program Management Office (NPMO) of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted its Multi-Year Planning (MYP) and Workshop with program implementers in Region VIII at the Luxury Suites Hotel, Tacloban,…

SAAD covers three provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region for 2019-2022

BAGUIO CITY - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) conducted a Consultative Meeting for multi-year plan (FY 2019-2022) crafting for the provinces of Apayao, Mountain Province, and Kalinga in Baguio City on 2-6 July…

M’lang farmers receive P 1M worth of support for Mallard Duck production

NORTH COTABATO - The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) conducts training programs for  Mallard Duck production to enrich knowledge of the farmer-partners in M’lang, North Cotabato on July 12, 2018. To increase food production and…

Makilala farmers receive P2.8M worth of agricultural assistance for vegetable and swine production

NORTH COTABATO – Two groups of farmer-partners in Makilala town of this province had received 2.8-million total worth of funds for the production of vegetables and swine that would boost their agricultural activities. The fund is under FY 2016, which…

SAAD delivers P7.79M agri support during Marawi Farm Mechanization Launching

MARAWI CITY, LANAO DEL SUR – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) delivered agricultural livelihood assistance worth P7.79M to benefit 11 municipalities of Lanao del Sur on July 17, 2018 during the…

DA participates in poverty reduction cited in Pre-SONA Forum

PASAY CITY—A Human Development and Poverty Reduction Cabinet (HDPRC) Cluster Pre-SONA Forum was held in the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) on July 11, 2018. HDPRC, composed of selected national government agencies, is mandated to “exert all efforts to improve…

SAAD plans with Region 10 implementers ahead of DBM’s cash-based budgeting

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program held its 7th Multi-Year Planning (MYP) Workshop with Region 10 implementers, especially the Provincial and Municipal Agriculturists, at Harbor Lights Hotel, Cagayan…

SAAD Zamboanga del Norte conducts series of Financial Management Training

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Zamboanga del Norte held a series of Community-based Financial Management Training (FMT) in the different covered municipalities of the province from June…

Occidental Mindoro prepares for 2019-2022 SAAD implementation

MAMBURAO, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted Multi-Year Planning (MYP) Workshop for the program’s 2019-2022 implementation for the province of Occidental Mindoro on June 12-14, 2018 in La Gensol Plaza…

298 Lanao del Sur farmers receive livestock assistance from SAAD

LANAO DEL SUR – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) X, as the implementing unit of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the province of Lanao del Sur, delivered 74 goats, 144 cattle, and…

Touching Farmers’ Lives the SAAD Way: in Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte

In the Municipality of Mutia, four associations with 168 women farmers received eight modules of egg machine each. One module consists of 48 heads of fully vaccinated 22-week old ready-to-lay pullets complete with cage, drinkers, and feeding trough. The layer…

Apayao farmer-partners receive agricultural interventions

PUDTOL, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) awards agricultural interventions under its 2018 funds in the municipality of Pudtol in Apayao on June 5, 2018. Awarded were Mula Dur and Lt.…

Touching Farmers’ Lives the SAAD Way: in Leon B Postigo, Zamboanga del Norte

In the conflict-affected village of Nacibac in the municipality of Leon B. Postigo, originally named Bacungan, a ray of hope is on the horizon. Endowed with a vast tract of fertile land, food production was surprisingly very low. Farmers were…

SAAD Zamboanga del Norte farmers expect to harvest 13,500 banana bunches

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Thirty (30) farmers from Siayan in Zamboanga del Norte expect to harvest 13,500 bunches of banana, from the plantlets they received from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, this November to December 2018, given…

Touching Farmers’ Lives the SAAD Way: in Salug, Zamboanga del Norte

It’s no longer business as usual at the Department of Agriculture (DA). Under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, farmers from the poorest provinces, whom the government serves the least, will be given special attention. The SAAD Program,…

Local School in Dipolog City optimistic about partnership with DA-SAAD

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) visited the five (5)-hectare Pamansalan Eco-Tech High School in Barangay Diwan, Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on April 19, 2018. DA Secretary Manny Piñol, on…

DA-SAAD provides agri assistance to farmer-partners in Pudtol, Apayao

PUDTOL, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) awarded various agricultural assistance under the FY 2016 fund in the municipality of Pudtol in Apayao on May 17, 2018. Eight (8) bags of…

14th Balangkoy Festival becomes extra special for SAAD Apayao farmers

STA. MARCELA, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) continues its distribution of interventions in the municipality of Sta. Marcela which started on June 4, 2018. Almost two (2) weeks after on…

A Renewed Hope with SAAD

A caring person. A mother of three. A stroke victim. She was chosen to be one of the farmer-partners of Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Region VIII. Her name is Anita Agbon, 45 years old, and a resident…

DA-SAAD enhances skills in agri extension and business planning

CEBU CITY, PHILIPPINES—The technical skills of the Area and Provincial Coordinators (AC and PCs) of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) were polished through the Project Management Workshop (PMW) at the Cebu…

290 farmers in Masbate undergo Upland Rice and Rainfed Rice Training

BALUD, MASBATE – 290 farmer-beneficiaries underwent training on upland rice and rain fed rice production on June 12-15, 2018, in Balud, Masbate conducted by the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region V.…

DA-SAAD fine-tunes staff’s communications skills

ANTIPOLO, RIZAL—The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, dedicated to effectively communicate the Program’s assistance to poor farmers in its covered provinces, conducted its first-ever training on Effective Business Writing and Presentation Skills at…

SAAD distributes 7,200 native chickens to Monkayo farmers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Compostela Valley team in Regional Field Office (RFO) XI distributed 7,200 native chickens under the program’s Native Chicken Production Project in the municipality of Monkayo from April 18 to June…

SAAD of DA disperses cattle for Apayao farmer-partners

CALANASAN, APAYAO—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) dispersed beef cattle to its farmer-partners in various municipalities in Apayao on May 21 and 22, 2018. Five (5) heads of heifer beef cattle (Bos…

SAAD conducts Multi-Year Planning in DA Region 6

JARO, ILO-ILO CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is conducting a series of Multi-Year Planning (MYP) workshops for its 2019 provinces, holding the activity for Region VI at the Eon Centennial…

DA-SAAD Siquijor team preps for 2019 implementation

SIQUIJOR, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) convened to discuss its status of implementation in the Province of Siquijor at OPA Conference Hall, Helen, Larena, Siquijor on June 14, 2018. CY 2019 SAAD projects…

Farmer-partners in Piñan, ZaNorte accept knapsack sprayers from DA-SAAD

PIÑAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—Twenty-six (26) farmer-partners, all members of Piñan SAAD Farmers’ Associations (FAs) in Barangays (Brgys.) Sta. Fe, Sikitan, Dilawa, and Luz Villa in the municipality of Piñan, received knapsack sprayers from the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special…

DA-SAAD strengthens its database reporting through IT Action Planning

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted the National IT Assessment and Action Planning Workshop at the Highland Villa Hotel & Resto in Baguio City on June 4-8, 2018. Participants…

Women farmers in ZaNorte receive 1,500 chickens through SAAD

MUTIA, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Four (4) women farmers’ associations from the municipality of Mutia, Zamboanga del Norte received more than 1,500 ready-to-lay pullets under the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s Chicken Layer…

DA-SAAD distributes 2.5M farm inputs in Arakan

NORTH COTABATO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) - North Cotabato conducted distribution of farm inputs worth 2.5-million pesos in the Barangay Malibatuan, municipality of Arakan, North Cotabato last June 1, 2018. The beneficiary of the said inputs…

SAAD Apayao distributes inputs for its farmer-beneficiaries in Flora

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—584 bags of organic fertilizers are distributed by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its Cordillera Administrative Region Field Office (CAR FO) on May 17, 2018. 81 farmer-beneficiaries from the…

SAAD ZaNorte farmers undergo Cattle Raising and Upland Rice Production Training

SIAYAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE–A total of sixty (60) farmer-beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA – SAAD) Program in the Municipality of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte had undergone training on Cattle Raising and Upland…

DA-SAAD Apayao’s chicken project starts producing results

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR)—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program conducted field monitoring of free-range chicken heads (88 to be exact) in Barangay Malubibit Sur, Flora, Apayao on April 26, 2018. A week after…

DA supports Bangon Marawi Project, Ramadan Celeb

LANAO DEL SUR – Department of Agriculture (DA), as partner agency of Task Force Bangon Marawi together with other agencies, helped in providing livelihood and technical assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs). Through Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Regional…

ZaNorte farmers receive inputs under the SAAD Corn Production Project

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in its Regional Satellite Office (RSO) in Zamboanga del Norte (Region IX) organized series of distributions under its Provincial-Wide Corn Production Project from March 8-9, 13,…

ZaNorte farmers attain TESDA certificates in Organic Farming

DIPOLOG, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—Forty-four (44) Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries in Diwan, Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte are now certificate holders of National Certificate (NC) II Training on Organic Farming from the Technical…

SAAD-ZaNorte distributes interventions through Goat Dispersal Project

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Regional Satellite Office (RSO) IX dispersed goats to its farmer-beneficiaries in Zamboanga del Norte on April 5, 2018. Twenty (20) SAAD farmer-beneficiaries under Dampalan Farmer’s…

DA-SAAD ZaNorte team plots series of Municipal-Wide Consultations

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE—Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Zamboanga del Norte (Regional Satellite Office IX/RSO IX) held Municipal Wide Consultations (MWC) in different barangays (brgys.) of Zamboanga del Norte from February until March 2018. The…

SAAD provides cows and caracows to Zamboanga del Norte

Over fifty (50) heads of cows/caracows have been distributed to different municipalities of Zamboanga del Norte from March to April 2018. DA-SAAD ZaNorte was launched in 2017 with two objectives, to increase productivity and establish self-sustaining agricultural enterprise communities. Sibutad…

Samar agriculture officials disclose bright prospects for the province

SAMAR – In recent close–in interviews with Samar Officer-In-Charge Provincial Agriculturist (OIC PA) Ma. Gloria A. Borja and Samar Acting Provincial Veterinarian (PVet) Juliet T. Dayap, they revealed their experiences about the SAAD Program, their aspirations, and visions for the…

SAAD enriches Southern Leyte farmers’ knowledge in corn and cassava production

SOUTHERN LEYTE – Six trainings on corn and cassava production have recently concluded in the province of Southern Leyte, enriching the minds of the farmer-beneficiaries from five municipalities – Bontoc, Malitbog, Tomas Oppu, Sogod, and Liloan. With the help of…

Getting to know the SAAD farmers and their projects in the Samar Province

SAMAR – A group of people from the Special Area for the Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program and Special Project Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted interviews and field visits in different municipalities in…

SAAD holds crop production training to its Bicolano beneficiaries

MASBATE – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) held five (5) batches of trainings on upland and rainfed rice production and processing, white corn production and processing, and high value crops production to prepare its…

100 SAAD Sorsogon beneficiaries undergo Upland Rice Production Training

SORSOGON – A total of 100 farmer-beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Sorsogon had undergone training on Upland Rice Production as an initial intervention of the program. Two batches were held…

SAAD distributes farm inputs to 650 North Cotabato farmers

NORTH COTABATO — DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)-North Cotabato distributed farm inputs to 26 Farmer Associations with a total of 650 farmer-beneficiaries in Poblacion, Pikit, North Cotabato last May 9, 2018. The activity was conducted in cooperation with…

SAAD distributes P1.2M farm inputs in Carmen, North Cotabato

NORTH COTABATO — A total of P1.2M farm inputs was distributed by the DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)-North Cotabato to 150 farmer-beneficiaries of Malapag, Carmen, North Cotabato last May 9, 2018. Marvin Segovia, SAAD-National Program Management Office (NPMO)’s…

SAAD Top Performing Regions commended during its National 1st Quarterly Assessment

MARABUT, SAMAR – The top three performing implementing regional offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program were given commendations for their work during the program’s National 1st Quarterly Assessment on April 24…

SAAD Siquijor intensifies farmers’ skills corn-peanut production training

SIQUIJOR, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Regional Field Office (RFO) VII organized a capability enhancement training on corn-peanut production in different sites in the Province of Siquijor on March 7–9, March 26-28,…

SAAD implementers training on administrative and planning skills

QUEZON CITY - The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) held a five-day back-to-back workshop on Admin and Procurement, and Planning and Budget. The event, hosted by DA-SAAD – National Program Management Office (NPMO) transpired at…

SAAD-assisted MESS Farmers Association gains and saves for the future

APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—While walking through the loamy soils of Emiliana farms in Sta. Marcela, Apayao to meet the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) beneficiaries of rice and vegetables at Malekkeg, we sat down and met…

SAAD Apayao farmers regained hope due to awarded farm machineries

LUNA, APAYAO—A unit of hand tractor has been awarded to the BISS Farmers Association (FA) by the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in Payanan Sports Complex, Luna, Apayao on March 6, 2018. The FA…

SAAD Apayao conducts geotagging and validation activities in Sta. Marcela

STA. MARCELA APAYAO—Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) conducted geotagging and validation of nine (9) rice seeds beneficiaries in Barangay Malekkeg, Sta. Marcela, Apayao on March 7, 2018. The data collected is essential to the…

DA-SAAD Apayao awards agricultural intervention to SAAD farmer-beneficiaries in Luna

LUNA, APAYAO—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) awards rice combine harvesters to farmers at the Apayao Provincial Capitol in Luna, Apayao on March 7, 2018. DA SAAD – Apayao awarded a unit of rice…

Four things to expect in SAAD’s 1st Assessment this April 2018

The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Regional Field Office (RFO) VIII will be hosting this year’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s 1st Quarter Assessment (QA) on April 24 to 27. Here are four things to expect in this…

DA-SAAD Siquijor streamlines project implementation until 2019

SIQUIJOR, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the Province of Siquijor (Region VII) held its consultation workshop for the Proposed 2019 SAAD Projects in Helen, Larena, Siquijor on April 11, 2018. SAAD…

SAAD Apayao delivers farm machineries to its beneficiary in Calanasan

CALANASAN, APAYAO—The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) facilitated the turnover of farm machineries to farmer-beneficiaries in Calanasan, Apayao on March 2018. A hand tractor and a corn sheller each…

A look into SAAD Eastern Samar’s rice and goat production projects

QUINAPONDAN, EASTERN SAMAR – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program and Special Projects Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD) of the Department of Agriculture looked into the status of SAAD’s implementation in the province of Eastern Samar on March…

DA Sec Piñol turns over P3M SAAD interventions to ZaNorte farmers

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES—Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol led the turnover of agricultural interventions in Olingan, Dipolog, Zamboanga del Norte, through his brainchild project called the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) on March 22 – 23,…

DA-SAAD turns over ten (10) floating tillers worth Php 60,000 each

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES— Ten (10) floating tillers with a total amount of Php 600,000.00 were received by eight (8) Farmer Associations (FA) from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) at the Provincial Agricultural Technology Coordinating Office (PATCO), Lo-oc, Dumaguete…

Secretary Piñol commits to our IP farmers in Sarangani

MALAPATAN, SARANGANI – More than 700 indigenous peoples of different tribes from the provinces of Sarangani, North and South Cotabato converged during the IP Leaders and Farmers’ Summit with the theme, “Indigenous Peoples in agriculture for sustainable development”. The event…

SAAD conducts Geotagging Training for DA Region 12 implementers

KORONADAL CITY—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) - Department of Agriculture (DA) - Regional Field Office XII (RFO XII) conducted a training on geotagging and mobile-based monitoring application to fifty (50) personnel of the Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO)…

SAAD Region VII facilitates training on upland rice for Negros Oriental farmers

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Regional Field Office (RFO) VII held an Upland Rice Production Specialized Training in two barangays of Tayasan in Negros Oriental, Barangay Tambulan on March 19…

SAAD to be implemented in four municipalities from Occidental Mindoro

SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO – Two more municipalities from the province of Occidental Mindoro in Region IV-B will be covered by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the year 2019, which is an…

DA-SAAD Program in Negros Oriental undergoes evaluation by SPCMAD

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program interventions were assessed by the Special Projects Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD) in the Province of Negros Oriental on March 13 – 15, 2018. The SPCMAD covered Brgy. Mayabon…

Zamboanga del Norte farmer-beneficiaries receive banana plantlets from SAAD

SIAYAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES— The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Regional Field Office (RFO) IX provided five thousand (5000) banana plantlets to Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) farmer-beneficiaries in the province of Zamboanga del Norte, in support of…

SAAD Region 7 holds First Assessment Meeting with City and Municipal Agriculturists

NEGROS ORIENTAL—The Department of Agricultural (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region VII (Regional Field Office/RFO VII) holds its First Assessment Meeting in Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn, Bishop Epifanio Surban St., Dumaguete City in Negros…

SAAD Region 8 staff and implementers retooled

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE – Some 45 personnel of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Region 8 coming from the Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) and five Provincial Program Management Support Offices (PPMSOs) underwent a comprehensive Training on…

DA-RFO VII now set to implement SAAD Projects in Negros Oriental

DUMAGUETE CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL—Half-a-million worth of check under the 2017 SAAD funds has been handed a to the Dumaguete Treasurer’s Office by the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 7 (Regional Field…

SAAD distributes interventions through the Provincial-Wide Corn Production Project

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES—Forty-four (44) Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Teresita, Municipality of Piñan, Zamboanga del Norte received farm inputs under the program’s Corn Production Project on February 22, 2018. The…

SAAD Farmers’ Corner: Irene Purisima and Tata Pumbaya

Irene Purisima, SAAD Apayao beneficiary

26 Zamboanga del Norte partner beneficiary-farmers receive livelihood support

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) delivers livelihood support to twenty-six (26) partner-beneficiary farmers in Barangays Dilawa, Sikitan, Luz Villa, and Sta. Fe (all from the municipality of Piñan) in Zamboanga del…

SAAD Region 8 targets to obligate and disburse 90% by midyear 2018

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE – “I think hindi imposible na target namin ay maging number one in the SAAD areas in terms of physical (distribution) and financial utilization”, said Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Region 8 Focal Person Dr. Andrew…

Eastern Samar farmers show great progress on their SAAD interventions

GENERAL MACARTHUR, EASTERN SAMAR – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries from General MacArthur, Eastern Samar show great progress on their rice and swine interventions during the SAAD National Program Management Office (NPMO) staff’s monitoring, together with SAAD…

SAAD Region 7 distributes knapsack sprayers in Negros Oriental

BAIS CITY, NEGROS ORIENTAL—The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program continues to support the production needs of the farmer-beneficiaries through a mass distribution of knapsack sprayers, organized by SAAD in Sitio Cambayungon, Barangay Tagpo,…

SAAD orients Bohol for 2019 implementation

BACLAYON, BOHOL – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program will be implemented in Bohol in the year 2019. This is why the National Program Management Office (NPMO) oriented the regional implementers about community logical framework (logframe) and multi-year…

SAAD culminates QGIS and ODK trainings for the ITs

BOHOL – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) Information Technology (IT) Cluster conducted an Advanced Quantum Geographic Information System (QGIS) Training and Introduction to Free and Open Source Mobile Data…

Panginabuhian sa mga Mag-uuma: SAAD North Cotabato gives gilts to Pigcawayan beneficiaries

NORTH COTABATO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)-North Cotabato turned over 10 heads of gilts, ranging 70-75 kilograms each, to the farmer-beneficiaries of Malu-ao Lowland Upland Integrated Farmers Association (MULFA) of Brgy. Malu-ao, Pigcawayan, North Cotabato last February…

SAAD North Cotabato distributes 400 heads of mallard ducks in Pigcawayan

NORTH COTABATO — A total of 400 heads of mallard duck was distributed by the Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) North Cotabato to the beneficiaries of two (2) farmer associations - the OFW Association and Midpapan…

SAAD Maguindanao conducts 3-day continuous distribution for ISLAM Project 2017

MAGUINDANAO —   The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Maguindanao conducted a 3-day continuous distribution of interventions for the Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Assistance for Maguindanao (ISLAM) Project 2017 at Barangay Nekitan, Datu Odin Sinsuat; Barangay Kiga, North Upi; and Barangay…

Datu Abdullah Sangki receives agri commodities from SAAD Maguindanao

MAGUINDANAO — Five hundred fifty (550) mallard ducks, one hundred twenty-five (125) goats, and one hundred (100) bags of feeds was distributed to (25) beneficiaries from Barangay Kaya-kaya, Municipality of Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao from the Special Area for Agricultural…

SAAD continues the ISLAM Project distribution in Datu Saudi Ampatuan

MAGUINDANAO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Maguindanao distributed 550 heads of mallard ducks and 100 200-kg bags of feeds, for 25 beneficiaries from Barangay Ki tango in the municipality of Datu Saudi Ampatuan on February 6,…

SAAD holds municipal-wide consultations in Sindangan and Siayan

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, PHILIPPINES—Municipal-wide consultations in Sindangan and Siayan were held to determine the opportunities in line with strengthening the Department of Agriculture–Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) interventions for 2019-2022. The separate sessions were held in the Municipal Agriculturist…

DA-SAAD commits and delivers: farm machineries awarded to farmers in Apayao

STA. MARCELA, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) enjoins the Province of Apayao (Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR)) in its 23rd Founding Anniversary during the awarding of farming machineries to…

DA Region 6 prepares for SAAD Program implementation in Antique

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 6, together with the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO), made preparations for the province of Antique’s SAAD implementation, which will start in…

SAAD Program helps swine production continually grow in Northern Samar

NORTHERN SAMAR – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture helps the province of Northern Samar continually grow its production of swine with the ongoing Swine Fattening Project under the program’s FY 2017 Fund…

SAAD beneficiaries of Buluan, Maguindanao receive 550 mallard ducks and 100 bags of feeds

MAGUINDANAO — Last January 31, 2018, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program-Maguindanao team distributed five-hundred-fifty (550) heads of mallard ducks and one hundred (100) 200-kg bags of feeds which includes fifty (50) bags of pre-layer and fifty (50)…

SAAD Maguindanao delivers 500 ducks and 100 bags of feeds to beneficiaries in Paglat

MAGUINDANAO — Five hundred fifty (550) heads of mallard ducks and one hundred (100) 200-kg bags of feeds, fifty (50) bags of pre-layer, and fifty (50) bags of pre-pallet were distributed to twenty-five (25) beneficiaries  from Barangay Poblacion, Municipality of…

SAAD Maguindanao distributes interventions in the municipality of Pandag

MAGUINDANAO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program-Maguindanao team conducted their third distribution of interventions under its Integrated Sustainable Livelihood Assistance for Maguindanao (ISLAM) Project 2017.  The (25) beneficiaries from barangay Lower D’lag, municipality of Pandag received five…

Apayao handles seven (7) municipalities for 2019 SAAD implementation

LUNA, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) led by its Program Director, Bernadette F. San Juan, visited Luna in Apayao on January 31, 2018 to oversee the Program’s three-year plans for the said area. Held in the Municipal…

SAAD orients Regions 10, 11 and 13 on Community Logframe and Multi-Year Planning

Davao City —The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) held a workshop on Community Logframe and Multi-Year Planning for DA-Regional Field Offices (RFOs) 10, 11 and 13 last January 24-25, 2018. The participants were welcomed by DA-RFO…

SAAD Region 7 conducts 2017 Year-End Assessment & Turnover Ceremony

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES—A year-end assessment and turnover ceremony was conducted by the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Region 7 in Plaza Maria Luisa Suites Inn, Bishop Epifanio Surban St., Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental on January 29, 2018. Updates…

SAAD includes Mountain Province as one of its new provinces for 2019

BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) conducted a consultation meeting attended by the representatives of the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs). The activity was held in Archog Hotel and Restaurant, Bontoc, Mountain Province on the 29th of…

Special Area for Agricultural Development Program shines in Kalinga

TABUK, KALINGA, PHILIPPINES — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) witnessed the presentation of the Province’s 2019 Plan in Golden Berries Hotel, Tabuk on January 27, 2018. Kalinga is one (1) of two (2) 2019 additional SAAD provinces along with Mountain…

SAAD CAR provinces gear up to carry out 2019 plans

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR), PHILIPPINES — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) led by its Program Director Bernadette F. San Juan (Dir. SJ) along with the SAAD-CAR team continued with the outputs that were brainstormed from the…

SAAD Maguindanao conducts exposure trainings for eight municipalities

MAGUINDANAO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program-Maguindanao team conducted back-to-back exposure trainings on Mallard Duck, Goat Upgrade Breed and Free Range Native Chicken, held in two different venues at Umani Farm and APPC ( Animal Production &…

Big demand in poultry: SAAD Western Samar gives 96 incubators to its poor farmers

WESTERN SAMAR – A total of 96 incubators are ready to be distributed to farmer-beneficiaries from six municipalities of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of Western Samar as the SAAD provincial team saw big demand in Philippines…

SAAD leaders meet Sultan Kudarat Governor Mangudadatu

SULTAN KUDARAT—Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program National Program Management Office (NPMO) conducted an orientation meeting with Sultan Kudarat (SK) Governor Pax Mangudadatu held at Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol, Isulan, Sultan Kudarat on January 16,…

SAAD eyes possible partnership with Hineleban Foundation

BUKIDNON - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program eyes a possible partnership with the non-government organization, Hineleban Foundation Incorporated, as discussed in their meeting last January 15, 2018 at the Hineleban Farm, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Hineleban Foundation, Inc.…

SAAD orients Region IX and XII on Community Log frame for the Multi-Year Plan FY 2019-2022

KORONADAL, SOUTH COTABATO -  Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program National Program Management Office (NPMO) conducted an Orientation on Community Logframe for the Multi-Year Plan with SAAD Focal Persons, Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO)…

SAAD conducts planning workshop for Apayao, Mt. Province, and Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES — The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted an initial planning workshop on January 10-12, 2018 that will pave the way for the crafting of SAAD 2019-2022 plans for Apayao, together with two…

DA-SAAD hold seminars on livestock dispersal in Negros Oriental

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES—The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) held seminars on proper livestock handling in Poblacion San Jose, and Amlan in Negros Oriental on January 9 and 10, 2018. The back-to-back activity was attended by…

Two barangays in General McArthur Eastern Samar receive 180 pigs and goats

   GENERAL MACARTHUR, EASTERN SAMAR – One hundred and eighty (180) pigs and goats were given to 60 farmer-beneficiaries from two barangays in the municipality General MacArthur under the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program…

Program overview, Log Frame Approach oriented to SAAD 2019 provinces

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES—New Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Provinces for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 were oriented on the SAAD Program overview, concerns, among others at the DA New Building, Conference Room B on January 9,…

SAAD holds extensive project planning for effective implementation

CEBU CITY – Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program National Program Management Office (NPMO) conducted an extensive planning orientation with SAAD regional and provincial staff from Regions VI, VII and VIII through a Logical Framework…

Arakan farmers receive inputs from SAAD North Cotabato banana project

ARAKAN, NORTH COTABATO — A total of 100 Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries from the municipality of Arakan, North Cotabato received agricultural inputs on Organic Banana Bongolan Project during the turn-over ceremony held at Brgy. Meocan, Arakan…

DA Bicol RED says SAAD needs workers with a heart

NAGA CITY – “What we need in the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) are people with the heart, para maiangat sa kahirapan ang pinakamahihirap na mga Bicolana.” This is what Department of Agriculture-Region V Regional Executive Director (RED) Dr.…

More than 3,900 fertilizers distributed to Magpet corn farmers

NORTH COTABATO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of North Cotabato, distributed 3,960 bags of fertilizers to corn farmers of Magpet, North Cotabato last January 4, 2018. Each farmer received two bags of complete fertilizer (14-14-14), one…

SAAD provides swine heads to Eastern Samar beneficiaries

EASTERN SAMAR, PHILIPPINES —Fifty-nine (59) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Eastern Samar beneficiaries from General MacArthur, Bigo and Conception in Arteche received three (3) swine heads for fattening on December 28, 2017. Farming and fishing remain as Eastern Samar’s leading economic activities…

SAAD North Cotabato in action before the year ends

  NORTH COTABATO — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program in North Cotabato recently delivered 6,577 bags of fertilizer components for rice and corn production. Before the end of 2017, SAAD Coordinators Wenie Gonzales and Rafael Porras, together with…

Katumaan sa mga SAAD for North Cotabato farmers

  NORTH COTABATO — “Katumanan sa mga SAAD” (The fulfillment of promises). Promised agricultural interventions to Luanan farmers in North Cotabato was fulfilled as the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program of North Cotabato team distributed 140 bags of hybrid…

Christmas is merrier for SAAD Eastern Samar farmers

  QUINAPONDAN, EASTERN SAMAR — Early Christmas presents in the form of three (3) heads of swine have been received by 45 Special Area for Agricultural Development Program (SAAD) swine fattening beneficiaries on December 20, 2017, at the Quinapondan Municipal…

SAAD delivers vermicast and mallards to North Cotabato beneficiaries

NORTH COTABATO, PHILIPPINES — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program delivered 260 bags of vermicast (organic compost) to the Banana Growers Association on December 27, 2017. This intervention aims to aid in the local farmers’ banana production. The activity,…

Three (3) Sta. Marcela SAAD Associations obtain BIR receipts

STA. MARCELA, APAYAO, PHILIPPINES —Three (3) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Associations in Apayao have been officially registered at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on December 15, 2017. These are MESS Farmers Association, BISS Farmers Association, and PaCoMarNuSan Farmers…

Balangkayan farmers receive 15 goats under SAAD Eastern Samar

December 20, 2017 | Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Eastern Samar delivered goats to 15 beneficiaries in the municipality of Balangkayan. Each beneficiary has been given three (3) heads of goats.

North Cotabato farmer-beneficiaries receive ducks and corn seeds

  NORTH COTABATO – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Provincial Program Management Support Office (PPMSO) in North Cotabato recently delivered agricultural inputs, such as ducks and corn seeds, to its CY2017 farmer-beneficiaries in Magpet and Pigcawayan.   A total…

Fourty-five farmers in Eastern Samar receive 135 swine

December 20, 2017 | Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Eastern Samar team delivered 135 heads of swine to 45 CY2017 SAAD farmer-beneficiaries under the province’s Swine Fattening Project in barangays Pob #06, San Pedro, and Rizal in the municipality…

SAAD Zamboanga del Norte delivers more than 300 sacks organic fertilizer

December 20, 2017 | Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) team in Zamboanga del Norte delivered 385 sacks of organic fertilizer in the municipality of Kalawit under the area’s SAAD Corn Production Project for the year 2017.

Northern Samar broadens farmers’ knowledge on rice production

  NORTHERN SAMAR – “The only source of knowledge is experience.” With the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s aim to socially prepare farmers on various aspects in agriculture, SAAD team in Northern Samar started…

Sorsogon agriculturists and chief executives embrace SAAD Program

  SORSOGON CITY – The Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) national and regional staff convened the municipal agriculturists and local chief executives of the priority municipalities in Sorsogon to orient them in the program’s implementation in the province for…

SAAD Catanduanes provincial orientation kicks off

  VIRAC, CATANDUANES – Dubbed as the “Land of the Howling Winds” due to the fact that it is one of the most typhoon-stricken provinces in the Philippines, Catanduanes started its first leg of the series of provincial orientations for…

Negros Oriental holds consultative meetings for the SAAD Program CY 2018

NEGROS ORIENTAL, PHILIPPINES —A series of consultative meetings for the Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program was held in Negros Oriental on October 26, and November 15, 2017. The activity were headed by the SAAD-NPMO Operations Cluster…

Various post-harvest equipment to benefit 200 farmers in North Cotabato

  NORTH COTABATO – Various post-harvest equipment were recently turned over for the benefit of 200 farmers in the municipalities of Tulunan, Pikit, and Midsayap in North Cotabato under the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD)…

Bukidnon Gov says SAAD’s arrival in his province is timely

  BUKIDNON – Bukidnon Governor Jose Maria Zubiri Jr. shared to Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program Director Bernadette San Juan that SAAD’s arrival in the area is very timely during the program orientation in…

Farmers in Apayao graduated in SAAD’s training on swine production

APAYAO – Twenty (20) farmers from Sitio Asao, Barangay Butao in Calanasan, Apayao were recognized in a graduation ceremony held on the 22nd of November 2017 for their commendable participation during the 16-week Farmer Livestock School Training (FLST) under the…

Siquijor PLGU in full support of the SAAD Program implementation

  SIQUIJOR – Vice Governor Mei Ling Quezon, representing the Provincial Government of Siquijor, said they are in full support of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s implementation in the area for the year…

DA Sec Piñol turns over SAAD interventions in North Cotabato

  NORTH COTABATO – Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol turned over various interventions under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program to the local government of North Cotabato and to the farmers’ associations during the municipality of Midsayap’s…

SAAD team in Sulu finalizes beneficiaries in barangay level

  SULU – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Director Bernadette San Juan and other National Program Management Office (NPMO) staff visited the province of Sulu last 20th of November 2017 to meet with the representatives of four identified…

SAAD team in Apayao delivers more than 30 goats to beneficiaries

  APAYAO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program team in the province of Apayao delivered a total of 33 F2 cross-breed goats to their beneficiaries in two municipalities last November 13, 2017.  …

More than 1400 farmers graduate in SAAD Eastern Samar Farmers’ Field School

  EASTERN SAMAR – A total of 1,490 farmers from various municipalities in Eastern Samar recently graduated from the province’s 2016 Farmers’ Field School through the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program.   The Farmers’…

SAAD NEW Samar distributes more than 3,000 bags of certified rice seeds

  SAMAR – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) VIII, through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, just provided 3,373 bags of certified rice seeds to Northern, Eastern & Western Samar to enhance the rice…

Sarangani launched organically grown upland rice products

  SARANGANI – The province of Sarangani just launched its organically grown upland rice products produced by farmers, who are beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, last 7th of November 2017.  …

SAAD Region 7 team prepares Negros Oriental for 2018 implementation

  NEGROS ORIENTAL –  The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) VII conducted a consultative meeting for their 2018 SAAD Program implementation in the province of Negros Oriental held in…

SAAD Northern Samar distributes hundred sets of farm equipment

  NORTHERN SAMAR – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office VIII held a ceremonial distribution of farm equipment to its farmer group beneficiaries from ten (10) municipalities last October 23,…

Sarangani farmers celebrate a bountiful harvest

  SARANGANI – The Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol graced the Thanksgiving Day in Barangay Upo, Maitum in Sarangani last October 23, 2017. The said event, organized by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, along with the…

SAAD Program holds Thanksgiving Day in Glan & Malapatan, Sarangani

  SARANGANI – A blissful yet a meaningful Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in two (2) different municipalities of Sarangani last October 10-11, 2017. Farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay New Aklan in Glan and from Brgy. Kihan in Malapatan shared a delightful moment…

SAAD Program holds consultative meeting in ComVal for 2018

  October 10, 2017 | Assistant Secretary and DA-SAAD Program Director, Lerey A. Panes, spearheaded the consultative meeting on October 10, 2017 at Cabidianan, Nabunturan, Compostela Valley relative to the SAAD Program’s implementation in the said province for the year 2018.…

SAAD distributes OPV corn seeds to beneficiaries in Zamboanga del Norte

  September 28, 2017|”PUTTING HAPPINESS INTO THE LIVES OF OTHERS.”The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program delivered OPV White Corn Seeds and organic fertilizers to the beneficiaries, the Lubukanan Farmers Association, in Barangay Daniel, Maing Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte.…

SAAD beneficiaries exhibit upland farming harvests in Sarangani

  September 25, 2017 | FRUIT OF LABOR. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program beneficiaries showcased their harvested upland rice, corn, and vegetables in celebration of the Agricultural Day in Barangay Tamban, Sarangani Province.  

SAAD Program distributes corn seeds to beneficiaries in Zamboanga del Norte

  September 06, 2017 | The DA-SAAD Program distributes OPV Corn Seeds to the beneficiaries – Lawigan Farmers Association in Labason, Zamboanga del Norte.     Photos Courtesy of: SAAD ZaNorte Team

Asec. Panes conducts consultation on SAAD Program implementation for 2018 in Sultan Kudarat

  The Department of Agriculture- Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program conducts a consultation at Kings Hall, New Capitol Building, Sultan Kudarat (SK) today,  September 07, 2017 in preparation for its implementation in SK in 2018.   DA-Assistant Secretary…

Sarangani Upland Rice: Hitting two goals with one sprout

  Rice has always been vital to the Filipinos. Not only it feeds millions of people, but it also contributes greatly to the growth of the Philippine economy. The production of rice, along with other major crops, is crucial in…

Upland Rice in Sarangani, ready for harvest; Farmers to gain more profit and food security

  GLAN, SARANGANI — With a mission to provide food security and increase the productivity of the marginalized farmers and fisher folks, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program penetrates to the remotest areas in the country, searching far…

DA Sec. Piñol conducts Byaheng Bukid; SAAD distributes fingerlings in North Cotabato

August 01, 2017| Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol welcomes the month of August with his Byaheng Bukid, a program that aims to draw the government closer to the local farmers, at the  Municipal Gym of Libungan in North…

SAAD, along with BFAR, turns over 80,000 Tilapia Fingerlings to beneficiaries in North Cotabato

  July 28, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in North Cotabato, through its Provincial Coordinator Jerry Tingson, led the distribution of 80,000 Tilapia fingerlings to 160 beneficiaries at City Pavillion, Kidapawan City. This project…

SAAD Program in Zamboanga del Norte trains beneficiaries on Natural Farming Systems Technology

  DIPOLOG CITY – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in partnership with the Local Government Unit of Dipolog City held a two-day technical training on Natural Farming Systems for the SAPAT sa DIWAN Project last July 11-12,…

SAAD Program marks its 2nd Quarterly Assessment for 2017

  OLONGAPO CITY – With more fervor in delivering service to the marginalized farmers and fisherfolk, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program marked its 2nd Quarterly Assessment at Anne Raquel’s Hillside Resort, New Cabalan, Olongapo City Zambales.   The…

SAAD profiles new farmer-benificiaries in North Cotabato

  July 13, 2017| Courage is to serve others, for in service there is true life. Area Coordinator Ruth Agnes Yunque (in white and blue poloshirt) showed compassion as she conducted the profiling of the new farmer-beneficiaries of the Special…

SAAD NPMO validates project interventions in Sarangani

  SARANGANI — The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) team went to Sarangani in SOCSKSARGEN (Region XII) to field validate project interventions last June 27 to 30, 2017.   The…

SAAD Program launches in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte

  DIPOLOG CITY — Smiles and laughter brightens the atmosphere as the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program launches in Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte on June 13, 2017 at Virginia Elementary School, Brgy. Diwan, Dipolog City. SAAD Program Director…

SAAD Program seeks possible collaboration with Turkish Agency

Manila, Philippines – The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) opened its doors to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for a possible collaboration, in a meeting last May 29, 2017, at the Department of Agriculture, Elliptical Rd.…

SAAD Zanorte Team visits Provincial Administrator, acquires logistical support for SAAD Program

  ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Zanorte team, headed by Provincial Coordinator Ronilo Dusaban, paid a courtesy call to Dioniso Mandawe, acting provincial administrator, at Office of the Administrator in the said province on May…

SAAD Program holds Turn Over Ceremony to Northern Samar farmer-beneficiary

  May 25, 2017| The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program hands down agricultural interventions to the farmer-beneficiary of Northern Samar at Leyte Park Resort Hotel, Tacloban City, Leyte. SAAD Program Director Lerey A. Panes (center) steered the ceremonial distribution…

SAAD Program holds 2nd Regional Strategic Planning Workshop for Luzon and Visayas

  May 24, 2017 | “The SAAD Program is an example that not all promises are meant to be broken,” said Esteban Conchas, Farmer Regional Executive Director for Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) in his remarks on the Special Area for Agricultural…

Salug LGU commits marketing support to SAAD partner-beneficiaries

  SALUG, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The local government of the Municipality of Sagul, Zamboanga del Norte committed as the ‘ready market’ for all the eggs that the Pacuhan and Liguac Farmers’ Association will produce. The two (2) farmers’ associations will receive livelihood…

SAAD Sarangani team trains T’boli farmers on rice and corn production

  May 22-23, 2017 | Sarangani team of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Program holds technical training for the T’boli farmers on the Upland Rice and OPV White Corn Production in Brgy. Tamadang, Kiamba.…

Team ZANORTE launches SAAD corn and coffee projects in Sebod, Roxas

  May 19, 2017 | Team Zamboanga Del Norte formally launches the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s P2m corn and coffee production projects at Barangay Sebod, Roxas in the said province, where 150 farmer-beneficiaries…

SAAD Program launches in Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture -Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program has officially taken off at Dampalan, Dapitan City with the initial delivery of 1,200 bags of organic fertilizer and 46,000 cassava stalks for the Cassava…

SAAD Program orients farmer-partners; conducts Planning Workshop and site visit in Eastern Samar

  EASTERN SAMAR– Towards a better understanding and coordination, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, through Director Bernadette San Juan, oriented its farmer-partners at PGO conference hall, Provincial Capitol Borongan Eastern Samar on May…

SAAD in North Cotabato joins Solar Electrification Project Inauguration; Disperses Fingerlings from BFAR

  May 11, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in North Cotabato attended the inauguration of the Solar Eletrification Project of Together Ensemble Foundation in Obiate Galilee Farm Multi-purpose Hall, Brgy. Malangag, Antipas,…

SAAD in Northern Samar conducts Social Preparation to farmer beneficiaries in 12 corn areas

  April 24, 2017 | The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Northern Samar conducted an Orientation on Season Long Farmers Field School (FFS) on Integrated Corn Production and Management (ICPM) to the farmer beneficiaries in 12 identified…

DA-SAAD Maguindanao team strategizes distribution of corn inputs

  May 5, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Maguindanao team attends a meeting with the Project Management Team of Buluan in Women Building to strategize the distribution of corn inputs to different…

Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Month: SAAD in North Cotabato joins Farmer’s Forum to distribute fingerlings

  May 05, 2017| In celebration of the Farmers and Fisherfolk’s Month, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in North Cotabato joins the launching of a farmers’ forum in Pigcawayan, North Cotabato. Provincial Coordinator Jerry Tingson, along with…

DA-SAAD provides additional sacks of fertilizers to New Life Farmers Association

May 3, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in North Cotabato provides additional 100 sacks of Fertilizer to Jovany J. Alopuin (orange shirt), President of New Life Farmers Association (NLFA). Also present in the…

SAAD in North Cotabato delivers intervention to New Life Farmer Association on Labor Day

  May 01, 2017  | The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in North Cotabato  spend their holiday distributing 200 sacks of Hybrid Corn Seeds, 100 sacks of fertilizer, and 20 bags of vegetable seeds from  the Department of…

SAAD North Cotabato distributes 300 sacks of Hybrid Yellow Corn seeds to Pusong Magpeteño Farmers Federation

  April 26, 2017  | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program team in North Cotabato assists the distribution of 300 sacks of Hybrid Yellow Corn seeds from the DA-Regional Field Office 12 Corn Program to…

SAAD in North Cotabato turns over Corn Husker Sheller to Lower Datu Celo Farmers Association

    April 26, 2017  | The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in North Cotabato assisted the turn-over of Corn Husker Sheller from the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 12 Corn Program to Lower Datu Celo Farmers…

SAAD Program launches in Maguindanao; gives hope to farmer-beneficiaries

  MAGUINDANAO – A brighter future awaits the local farmers of Maguindanao as the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program officially launches in the said province in BBGM Function Hall, Buluan on May 02, 2017, Tuesday. Under the program,…

DA-SAAD Maguindanao launches its distribution of interventions

  May 02, 2017 |  The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program launches in Buluan, Maguindanao. Program Director Lerey A. Panes (in black top) poses for a photo together with Governor Esmael Mangudadatu (in yellow polo-shirt),  Officer-in-charge…

DA-SAAD Sarangani project’s upland rice seedlings ready for purchase

  April 27, 2017 | Upland rice seedlings are ready for purchase through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, funded by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, for distribution to the B’laan partner-beneficiaries of…

Sarangani beneficiary prepares his land for planting

  April 26, 2017 | One partner-beneficiary in Sitio Banlas, Brgy. Kihan, Malapatan, Sarangani prepares his land for planting in line with the Upland Rice Development Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani, funded…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team holds Values Orientation Workshop for B’laan beneficiaries

  April 27, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) conducts Values Orientation Workshop, facilitated by the Haggai for Peace pastors, for the B’laan partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified Upland Rice Development Project in Sitio Miasong, Brgy.…

Upland rice seedlings ready for distribution in Sarangani

  April 26, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team purchases upland rice seedlings through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. It will be ready in distribution for the partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified…

Haggai pastors, with DA-SAAD Sarangani team, facilitates Values Formation Workshop in Alabel

  April 25, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team, with the help of Haggai Group of Pastors, facilitates a Values Formation Workshop for the program’s beneficiaries in Sitio Sofan, Brgy. Pag-Asa, Alabel,…

DA-SAAD ZANORTE to complement the LGU’s SAGIP Program in Liloy

April 22, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Zamboanga del Norte (ZANORTE) staff meets with Liloy Mayor Felixberto Bolando (seated at the center) as the program will complement the local government unit’s Sustaining Agriculture through…

DA-SAAD ZANORTE team consults Dampalan Farmers’ Association members for their projects

  April 19, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Zamboanga del Norte (ZANORTE) team holds a consultation meeting with members of the Dampalan Farmers’ Association in Dapitan City for their Cassava Production and Goat…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team trains T’boli beneficiries on values formation

  April 20-21, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team holds Values Formation Training for the T’boli partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified Upland Rice Development Project at Brgy. Tamadang, Kiamba, Sarangani.

SAAD Sarangani team meets Governor Solon in preparation for the project’s turnover activity

  April 5, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Provincial Coordinator Jun Sayago (in green top) meets with Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (in blue polo shirt) for the planned turnover activity of the Diversified…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team conducts Values Orientation Training for the B’laan beneficiaries

  April 26, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team conducts Values Orientation Training for the program’s B’laan partner-beneficiaries of the Upland Rice Development Project at Barangay Kihan, Malapatan, Sarangani.   It was facilitated by the Haggai for…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team attends Social Welfare Indicator Workshop

  April 25, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team attends a Social Welfare Indicator (SWI) workshop at the Sarangani Provincial Welfare Development Office to help them determine the social, economic, and health welfare of the…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato distributes 120 sacks of corn to New Life Farmers Association

  April 25, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) in North Cotabato gives off 70 sacks of US Agriseeds Hybrid X5 Corn seeds and another 50 sacks of OPV Corn seeds to New Life…

Brand new identity: DA-SAAD launches its official logo

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A year after the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program has started; the National Program Management Office (NPMO) officially launches its new logo on April 24, 2017.

SAAD visits mushroom facility prospect corn warehouse area in Zamboanga del Norte

  ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) team in Zamboanga del Norte spend their post holy week touring at the Mushroom Production Facility in the municipality of Sibutad back-to-back with an ocular survey for corn…

SAAD North Cotabato Team bags ‘Best Logo’ Award

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – After a careful deliberation from the set panel of judges, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) team in North Cotabato bags the “Best Logo” award in the Logo-Making Contest given on the second day of…

ASec Panes graces SAAD’s 1st Strategic Planning Workshop in Mindanao

  SOUTH COTABATO ­­­-  Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Director Lerey Panes graces the first Strategic Planning Workshop which took place in Mindanao last April 10-11, 2017 at The Farm @ Carpenter’s Hill, Koronadal City, South Cotabato.  …

SAAD embarks on its 1st Quarterly Assessment for 2017

  MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) program embarks on its first quarter of implementation assessment on April 18, 2017 with its first steps toward alleviating poverty across the Philippines.

DA-SAAD Sarangani team holds project orientation on Upland Rice and OPV White Corn in three barangays

  March 31, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Sarangani conducts a project orientation on Upland Rice and Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) White Corn with Vegetable Backyard Gardening Component in Sitio…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team conducts coordination meeting with Kiamba Municipal Agriculturist

SARANGANI | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team visits the Municipal Agriculturist of Kiamba, Sarangani as they conduct a courtesy call and coordination meeting for the project implementation of the Upland Rice and OPV White…

SAAD teams in Sarangani, North Cotabato, and Maguindanao share results of Geo-Tagging Pilot Test in Mindanao

  NORTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program teams in Region 12 (Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Sarangani) presented the results of the pilot testing of geo-tagging and farmer profiling interviews before the…

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar staff meets with Borongan City Agriculturist

March 6, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Eastern Samar staff holds a weekly meeting with the Provincial Agriculturist at the Office of the Provincial Agricultural Services in Borongan City to discuss updates and…

Provincial Agriculturist presents the SAAD program during their meeting

January 24, 2017 | Provincial Agriculturist Deogracias Paano (in white polo shirt) discusses the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture during the Municipal Agriculturist Office’s Management Conference Meeting (MANCOM) at the Provincial Governor’s Conference…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team attends SAAD program’s Strategic and Budget Planning

NORTH COTABATO | Development of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team had attended seminars and conferences for the SAAD program’s Strategic and Budget Planning during the months of January and February 2017.

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team attends 4th National Rice Technology Forum

NORTH COTABATO | Development of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team present themselves in the 4th National Rice Technology Forum held in the municipal gymnasium of M’lang. The event was spearheaded by DA Secretary Emmanuel…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team consolidates project proposals

NORTH COTABATO | Development of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team meets with farmer-beneficiaries to consolidate various project proposals from different areas in the said province.

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team attends Solar Power Irrigation System launching

  February 3, 2017 | Development of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team attends the Launching of the Solar Power Irrigation System graced by President Rodrigo Duterte (in black shirt) and DA Secretary Emmanuel Piñol…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team visits the PLGU of the province

NORTH COTABATO | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team pays an initial courtesy call to the Provincial Local Government Unit of the province as part of its work plan for SAAD 2017. In such…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team distributes 50 sacks of hybrid X5 corn seeds

March 20, 2017 |Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team, along with the Regional Field Office 12 (RFO 12) staff and Barangay Bagumbayan Captain Joel P. Ogario (in yellow shirt), distributes 50 sacks of hybrid X5…

DA-SAAD North Cotabato team conducts Hybrid Rice Techno Demo Derby in Binay

March 14, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) North Cotabato team conducts the first ever Hybrid Rice Techno Demo Derby in Barangay Binay, Magpet, Cotabato. It was sponsored by SL Agritech, Syngenta, Bayer, and Seedworks,…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team discusses projects with Governor Solon

February 9, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) Sarangani staff, together with DA-Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) focal person Cecilia Parcon (in blue blouse), pay a courtesy call…

DA Secretary Piñol directs to fast track the implementation of the projects under the SAAD Program

  CATARMAN, N. SAMAR – Department of Agriculture Secretary Manny Piňol issued a directive to fast track the implementation of the projects under the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program.

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar team holds rice land geotagging in Quinapondan

March 9, 2017 | Brgy 07, Quinapondan rice farmers pose with Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Eastern Samar staff after briefing, profiling, and preparation for their rice land geotagging.

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar staff holds profiling and geotagging in Quinapondan

March 8, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Eastern Samar staff meet with rice farmer beneficiaries of Brgy 01, Quinapondan to geotag their farm lands. On the second photo, the staff orients and gathers…

Lawaan Mayor Almeda approves DA-SAAD program

March 1, 2017 | Eastern Samar Area Coordinator Paulino Camartin, Jr. (in black and white top) pays a courtesy call visit with Lawaan Mayor Florencio Almeda, Jr. (in green polo shirt) and an SB Member, stating their support for the…

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar team meets with rice farmers in Biga, Giporlos

February 23, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) of Eastern Samar staff meet with rice farmer-beneficiaries in Brgy Biga, Giporlos to discuss matters regarding their involvement in the…

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar staff educates Giporlos farmers about the program

February 22, 2017 | Eastern Samar Area Coordinator Paulino Camartin, Jr. (in white shirt) orients farmer-beneficiaries about the Department of Agriculture’s flagship program, Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD), in Brgy. San Miguel, Giporlos.

DA-SAAD Eastern Samar staff starts profiling Balangiga beneficiaries

February 14, 2017 | Eastern Samar Area Coordinator Paulino Camartin, Jr. (in green shirt) and staff interview Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program rice farmer beneficiaries and validate their farm lands in Balangiga.

Balangiga Mayor Graza supports DA-SAAD Program

      February 13, 2017 | Balangiga Mayor Randy Graza (in pink long sleeves) of Eastern Samar poses with Eastern Samar Area Coordinator Paulino Camartin, Jr. (in white and black top) in a courtesy call. On the other photos,…

SAAD partners with Agriculturists in three ZANORTE towns through series of dialogues

  ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) staff of Zambonga del Norte met with agriculturists in Dipolog, Dapitan, and La Libertad through a series of consultation dialogues to finalize the project…

SAAD strengthens coordination with PAFC in Zamboanga del Norte

  ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development Zamboanga del Norte (DA-SAAD ZANORTE) team joins the Provincial Agricultural and Fishery Council (PAFC) ZANORTE’s quarterly meeting for the first time last February 27 at…

DA-SAAD seeks technical assistance in post-harvest technologies from PHILMECH

  NUEVA ECIJA – Department of Agriculture- Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) National Project Management Office (NPMO) staff visited the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) last February 6, 2017 to seek technical assistance and guidance for…

DA releases P75m to three provinces under SAAD program

  SOUTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) released three checks worth P25m each to the local government units of North Cotabato, Sarangani, and Maguindanao, identified as recipients of the government’s Special Area…

Towards Alleviating Poverty: North Cotabato, Sarangani, Maguindanao gather in 2-day workshop on SAAD Program Implementation for 2017-2018

  SOUTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development National Program Management Office (DA-SAAD NPMO) along with the DA-Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) conducted a Planning Workshop on 2017-2018 SAAD Program Implementation at Agua…

DA downloads three P25m checks to three Samar provinces under SAAD

  TACLOBAN CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO8), led by DA Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Director Lerey Panes, handed over three P25m checks to the Provincial Local Government Units (PLGUs) of…

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