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The Special Area for Agricultural Development Program’s news releases, including features and other articles, are produced and published daily by its Director, Deputy Director, as well as Public Relations and Communications Officers from the national and regional offices. Writers from the Department of Agriculture’s Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Sections also contribute.

Dapitan FA receive Php 1.7M farm inputs for corn and peanut production

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, October 20, 2020 – The Dampalan Farmers Association (FA) of Barangay Dampalan, Dapitan City received interventions worth Php 757,000.00 from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IX…

Occ Min FAs granted over Php 1.8M agricultural interventions

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, October 20, 2020 - In keeping with the objectives to increase agricultural productivity and income, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program…

SAAD continues livelihood support for San Andres fisherfolk-beneficiaries

CATANDUANES, October 20, 2020 - Seeking to further strengthen food security and management of aquatic resources, the municipality of San Andres was downloaded with a Php 522,000.00 worth of livelihood…

Social Preparation for FY 2021 kicks off in Kalinga

KALINGA, October 16, 2020 – Fourteen (14) new barangays in Kalinga were added to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s implementation in eight covered municipalities - Balbalan, Pinukpuk,…

70 Poona Piagapo farmers receive vegetable project worth Php 2.1M

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, October 8, 2020 - Seventy (70) individual farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Poblacion and Barangay Pendulonan in Poona Piagapo received vegetable gardening materials worth Php 2.1 million under the Integrated…

Php 2.6M worth of 137 sheep awarded to 60 Apayao farmers

APAYAO, October 9, 2020 – One hundred thirty-seven (137) sheep composed of 125 ewes and 12 rams were distributed to five farmer’s associations in the municipality of Pudtol. The Sheep…

Revitalizing indigenous communities: Buhid-Mangyan IPs receive Php 3.2 M worth of agri-assistance

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, OCTOBER 09, 2020 – In line with the government’s anti-poverty program, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Region 4B turned-over a total of…

Php 800K worth of dressed chickens sold amid COVID-19 pandemic

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, October 10, 2020 – Cumulative sales of Php 810,630.00 was produced by three farmers’ associations (FA) through the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 9…

72-year old woman farmer earns from selling rams

Seventy-two-year-old woman farmer Felicidad Dela Cruz and also a member of the Upstream Livelihood Farmer’s Association sold three rams in her neighborhood at Brgy. Dagupan, Luna, Apayao with total collectibles…

SAAD NPMO restructures organization to improve management, implementation

QUEZON CITY, 9 October 2020 – The National Program Management Office (NPMO) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program had organizational restructuring to…

SAAD books: A tangible proof of a compelling journey

Communication and responsibility are two converging phenomena that can be powerful tools to determine progress and further augment community welfare towards development. Communication is essential in crafting structures of systems,…

Mushroom production training for SAAD beneficiaries in Magsaysay

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, October 3, 2020 - A two-day training on mushroom production held from October 2 to 3, 2020 in Brgy. Calawag, Magsaysay was conducted for the beneficiaries of the…

SAAD project helps 67 fisherfolks in Lazi, Siquijor

SIQUIJOR, September 25, 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in Region 7 helped 67 fisherfolks through a…

Tausug family’s success thru Cassava-Corn-Peanut Livelihood

Way back in 2018, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program was first implemented in Sulu, covering the four municipalities of Paranag, Panamao, Maimbung,…

Why mechanize: insights from SAAD abaca farmer

Using mechanized equipment hastens stripping abaca stacks and improves the quality and market price of abaca fibers. Take it from Mr. Gil Gabales, abaca farmer for 20 years, who switched…

Farm machinery turned over to IP communities in San Jose

SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, OCTOBER 02, 2020 – In support of the government’s thrust in agricultural mechanization and modernization in the countryside, the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development…

SAAD Catanduanes’ association seen as an exemplar of participatory governance

CATANDUANES, OCTOBER 05, 2020 - Brgy. San Marcos, a community where some members belong to an organized group of beneficiaries of the SAAD Program in Catanduanes was declared the champion…

Free-range native chickens distributed to 24 FAs in Western Visayas

WESTERN VISAYAS, September 11, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Western Visayas completed the distribution of 1,440 free-range native chickens…

Php 1.7M motorized boats turned over to 72 fisherfolks

BOHOL, September 23, 2020 – Seventy-two (72) individual fisherfolks from Pres. Carlos P. Garcia benefited from the Php 1.7 million worth of livelihood assistance under the FY 2019 of Special…

Crop-livestock project awarded to 5 farmer-groups in Antipas

COTABATO, September 16, 2020 - With its continuous action in assuring full assistance to farmers' necessities, even at times of global health crisis, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special…

Crop and poultry production: A practical and sustainable livelihood

Rice and corn production have been the primary livelihoods of the Cancavan Corn Growers Association (CCGA), a SAAD-funded farmers’ group in Carmen, Surigao del Sur. The first half of the…

Agri-inputs delivered to 13 associations for Layer Chicken Project in ZDN

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, September 28, 2020- Amid the growing number of CoViD-19 cases in the province, the Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program…

SAAD’s approach to strengthen community participation; Occ Min farmers take the lead

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, September 29, 2020 - Community participation is an important factor in effective community organizing and sustainable development. SAAD interventions are geared towards helping marginalized communities realize their roles…

106 farmers implement the Integrated Livelihood Project in Linamon

LANAO DEL NORTE, September 25, 2020 - One hundred six (106) individual farmers in Linamon received Php 954,000.00 worth of garden tools with cacao seedlings from the Special Area for…

Integrated farming system to farmers in Banisilan and Kabacan, Cotabato

COTABATO, September 10, 2020 -The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Region 12 always tries to  fulfill its mission to uplift the farmers’ lives from…

30 modules of layer chicken granted to Sibutad, ZaNorte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, September 24-25, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program delivered 30 modules of Layer Chicken with Fabricated Cage Project worth…

160 farmers from Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat avail SAAD projects

SOCSKSARGEN, September 2-3, 2020 - A total of 160 farmers from Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat benefited from the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program's…

Broiler chicks delivered to Subanen IPs

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, September 12, 2020 - The Tampilisan Subanen Cultural Minority Association (TSCMA) in Barangay Galingon received 2,000 broiler chicks from the Department of Agriculture, through the Special Area…

Kalinga FAs and fish vendors receive post-harvest and aquaculture projects

KALINGA, September 17, 2020 – Various fishery livelihood interventions were provided to the eight (8) accredited organizations and two (2) fish vendors in Tabuk City by the Special Area for…

Opportunity and leadership facilitate change to Pangian Farmers’ Association

Just like any typical day, Pangian Farmers' Association President Clarito Ramboa takes an early call, along with two members of his association, to be on their way to the poultry…

21 farmers receive draft animals

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, September 15, 2020 – Twenty (21) individual farmers received 21 carabaos (12 carabulls and 9 caraheifers) in 6 barangays of Concepcion (Small Potongan, Upper Potogan, Lingatongan, Guiban, Capule,…

Sorsogon farmers towards food and livelihood sustainability through community-based production and enterprise

SORSOGON, September 14, 2020  - More than 1.5 tons combined vegetables were gathered by Sorsoganon farmer-beneficiaries in the partial harvest of Vegetable Production and Plantation Crops Establishment Project in Region…

Channeg FA towards quail egg supplier

Background  Mountain Province is the poorest among the provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region with a 17.2% poverty incidence rate recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2018. Bontoc, located…

Php 8.3M worth of interventions delivered to Sulu amid the unstable peace and order situation

PROVINCE OF SULU, September 10, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) Region IX, through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, delivered interventions to 7 municipalities worth Php…

Sheep provided to three Calanasan FAs

APAYAO, September 8, 2020 – Thirty (30) farmers who are members of the Bayag Farmer’s Association (20), Naguillan Pantawid Farmer’s Association (5), and Sabangan Eliaziar Farmer’s Association from Calanasan (5)…

No delays, BFAR-SAAD Region 5 project assistance remain prompt in times of crises

SORSOGON, September 07, 2020 - State-sponsored subsidies and grants are critical and urgent to the marginalized in times of socio-economic and health crises. While faced with the rise of unemployment…

Leading like a woman: 5 management strategies from a rural agripreneur

The United Nations Women Organization asserts that when more women work, economies grow. While this claim is broad and excessively forward, this is altogether true. Included in the rooster challenging…

Php 1.9M worth of egg production project turned over to Sibuco

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, September 9, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) turned over a total of Php 1,918,800.00 worth of farm inputs…

Nunungan farmers receive Php 7.4M RTL Chicken Project

LANAO DEL NORTE, August 24, 2020 - Some 100 individual farmers in Nunungan received an egg machine, chicken cage, and 6 bags of grower and layer feeds as part of…

Pasil farmers receive poultry supplies for duck production

KALINGA, September 4, 2020 - Cagaluan Agriculturist Association (CAA) of Barangay Cagaluan, Pasil received 80 poultry feeders, 80 poultry drinkers, and 40 wire mesh in support of the Poultry Production…

4 farmers’ associations in Apayao receive 126 goats

APAYAO, September 4, 2020 – One hundred twenty-six (126) goats composed of 84 does and 42 bucks were distributed to 21 farmers in the municipality of Calanasan under the Special…

Loach production jump-starts in Mountain Province

Tadian, Mountain Province, September 3, 2020 – To support the restoration of the Japanese loach production in Mountain Province, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program provided Php 603,054.00…

ELCAC barangay in Cotabato given agri interventions as SAAD supports EO 70

COTABATO, September 02, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 12, together with the 72nd Infantry Battalion and the Local…

Amid health and economic crises, inclusive growth affirmed as SAAD continues to be an ally of the marginalized in Occidental Mindoro

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, September 04, 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Region 4B continues to prioritize marginalized farmers who are faced at the forefront of economic depression due…

SAAD fishery sector encourages capture fisher-beneficiaries to venture in pond culture

MAGSAYSAY, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, September 03, 2020 – The third quarter is a relatively risky season for capture fishers, not to mention the decline of fish volume brought by different environmental…

Free range native chickens granted to 5 FAs of Laua-an, Antique

LAUA-AN, ANTIQUE, September 1, 2020 – Three-hundred native chickens were distributed to five farmers’ associations (FAs) by the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program. The…

No Excuses: a PWD’s affair with farming

Discrimination, in any form, exists. That is why a person with disability (PWD) like Mr. Raul Portes Banjawan of Brgy. Lipata, Allen, Northern Samar is being criticized as an individual…

Vegetable FAs in Sergio Osmeña received agricultural inputs and farm tools

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, August 19, 2020 - A total of five vegetable farmers' associations (FA) accepted agricultural inputs worth Php 986,920.00 under the FY 2020 Support to Vegetable Production Project…

Free range chickens distributed to FAs in San Remigio, Antique

ANTIQUE, August 7, 2020 – Three hundred sixty (360) native chickens, with a total worth of Php 244,800.00 were distributed to 6 farmers’ associations (FA), who are beneficiaries of the…

3 farmers’ associations awarded with sheep

APAYAO, August 26, 2020 – One hundred five (105) sheep, composed of 100 ewes and 5 rams, and 50 rolls of galvanized wire were partially provided to Midstream Livelihood Farmers…

Integrated farming system accorded to farmer’s association of Pinukpuk, Kalinga

KALINGA, August 26, 2020 – Seventy (70) members of the Asibanglan Farm Development Organization (AFDO) received 70 rolls of poultry wire mesh, 28 bags of grower feeds, and 140 bags of…

Agricultural projects awarded to Sarangani and Cotabato farmers

SOCSKSARGEN, August 19, 2020 - Despite the COVID-2019 pandemic, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 12 distributed agricultural livelihood interventions for…

100 Cotabato farmers receive upland rice and vegetable production inputs

COTABATO, August 25, 2020 – A total of 100 farmers from Banisilan will implement the Integrated Upland Rice Production and Vegetable Production project worth Php 1,226,400 from the  Department of…

The Journey of Bernabe

“Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations.” - Oliver Goldsmith At the early age of 12, Bernabe Balos started to tend…

Eastern Samar FAs benefit from TIKA donations, a strong gesture of Philippine-Turkey partnership

EASTERN SAMAR, August 19, 2020 - Two farmers’ association (FA)–beneficiaries of the Rice Production Enhancement Project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program…

Partial distribution of inputs for Livestock Production Project worth Php 8.2 M benefits 273 SAAD farmers in Bicol

BICOL REGION, AUGUST 18, 2020 – Php 8.2 M worth of assistance has been turned-over for partial fulfillment of the Livestock Production Project from the SAAD FY 2020, aiding 273…

Php 1.197M worth of farm inputs and poultry granted to 175 farmers in Occ Min

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, August 18, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Region 4B turned-over a total of Php 1,196,875.00 worth of farm inputs…

37 carabaos awarded to Bontoc farmers

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, August 21, 2020 – Thirty-seven (37) carabaos worth Php 1,110,750.00 were awarded to 37 farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Guina-ang and Dalican in Bontoc for the Carabao Production Project of…

NorMin farmers to benefit Php 5.6M agri-assistance amid CoViD-19

NORTHERN MINDANAO, August 20, 2020 - In support to the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Plant Plant Plant Program, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of DA-10 will distribute…

Tausug farmers benefit from Cassava-Corn-Peanut Farming and Egg Production Projects

SULU, August 1-5, 2020 - Tausug farmers in Jolo received 300 bags of organic fertilizers for the Cassava-Corn-Peanut Farming Project and 60 sets of fabricated cages for the Egg Production…

Abaca farmers in Agusan del Sur aided with backyard poultry project

AGUSAN DEL SUR, August 14, 2020- Amid the height of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 13, through the Special Area for Agricultural Development…

DA-SAAD distributes farm inputs to farmers amid pandemic

NORTH COTABATO, August 13, 2020 – A joyful atmosphere enveloped Barangay Bato, Matalam as 60 farmers were provided with project worth Php 612,000 for Integrated Corn Production from the Department…

Dream Catcher

Philippines is widely known for the richness of its aquatic resources and has the world’s longest discontinuous coastline. It has the potential for economic growth as over a million Filipinos…

Pre- and post-harvest facility for tilapia set to boost revenue for fisherfolks in Bukidnon

BUKIDNON, August 13, 2020 – A feed formulation shed, a mini fish processing shed, and various equipment worth Php 322,670.00 were provided to Don Carlos SAAD Beneficiaries Incorporation (DCSBI) at…

Rice farmers from Eastern Samar benefit from Philippine-Turkey alliance

  BATANGAS CITY, August 17, 2020 – In response to the meeting last March 2, 2020 held at the DA-Central office by Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) and the…

Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture: A Clever and Novel Way of Feeding a Conurbation

by Myer G. Mula, Ph.D. It has been projected that more than half of the world’s population will live in cities in a few years and food security will be…

Kalinga conducts Project Finalization Workshop for FY 2021

KALINGA, August 6-7, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program team in Kalinga finalized FY 2021 projects and interventions for 17 covered barangays and 12 new ones…

Post-harvest equipment and feed facility awarded to tilapia growers

BUKIDNON, August 6, 2020 – In an effort to reduce post-harvest losses and to boost profit from tilapia farming industry, the Region 10’s Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)…

1500 Sultan Kudarat farmers receive Php 6.04M worth of farm inputs

SULTAN KUDARAT, July 17, 2020 – A total of 1,500 farmer-beneficiaries in the province received Php 6.04 million worth of farm inputs from the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special…

Farmers’ group earns Php 1.3M from rice combine harvester

APAYAO - The Midstream Livelihood Farmers Association with 70 members in Luna, which was provided by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program with a rice combine harvester in…

123 sheep distributed to Apayao farmers

FLORA, APAYAO, August 4, 2020 – Forty-one (41) individual farmers from barangay Lower Atok (20) and Malubibit Norte (21) were provided with 82 ewes and 41 rams under the Sheep Production…

Native chickens granted to Subanen tribe

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, July 30, 2020 - Some 442 native chickens worth Php 385,700.00 were distributed to the members of Tampilisan Subanen Cultural Minority Association (TSCMA) as part of the…

SAAD Agri-Enterprise: a step towards sustainable household socioeconomic status

Agriculture today faces many challenges, including globalization and market liberalization, food price crises, natural resource depletion, climate change, rapid urbanization, changing production and consumption patterns, demographic changes, pandemic, soil health,…

SAAD Cordillera conducts Midyear Assessment for 2020

BAGUIO CITY, July 23-24, 2020 – With its aim to alleviate poverty in the farming communities, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program provided livelihood interventions to the 30…

Woman-farmer earn from goat production project in Apayao

APAYAO, July 15, 2020 - Mrs. Lorie Gatiw-an, member of Dur-as Farmer’s Association in barangay Aga, Pudtol sold four farm-raised bucks worth Php 24,500.00 in her neighborhood. The said goats…

Matungao LGU conducts groundbreaking for Php 1.5M SAAD demo-farm

LANAO DEL NORTE, July 20, 2020 – The Local Government Unit (LGU) of Matungao, through its Municipal Agricultural Services Office (MASO), conducted a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the establishment of…

Second production of tilapia produce 152 kgs amid pandemic

KALINGA, July 8, 2020 - Ms. Germain Oplay, 32 years old, is a resident of Barangay Ipil, Tabuk City in Kalinga. She is one of the fisherfolk-beneficiaries of the Special Area…

Region 13 expands goat production in Surigao del Sur

SURIGAO DEL SUR, July 8­-9, 2020 - To expand the goat production in Surigao del Sur, the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region 13 implemented a Php 4.5 million project…

Urban Agriculture: Coping with Crisis Towards Food Security

Part 6: Vegetables you can harvest in less than two months  to boost immune system

SAAD responds to CoViD-19 food threat in Region 13

CARAGA, July 13-15, 2020- True to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s call to increase the country’s food supply at the height of the coronavirus disease 2019 (CoViD-19), the Department of Agriculture…

SAAD Region 4B intensifies distribution of agri interventions worth Php 2.45M in Occidental Mindoro

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, JULY 15, 2020 - The DA-SAAD Region 4B has implemented livelihood projects and distributed interventions totaling to Php 2,451,640.00 to five municipalities namely; Magsaysay, Abra de Ilog, Sta.…

Partnership: An Essential SAAD Tool Against Poverty

Partnership is an essential tool of any poverty reduction project such as the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA). What is partnership? It…

SAAD continues to uphold government’s poverty reduction efforts

SOCCSKSARGEN, June 26, 2020 - To help alleviate poverty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed Php 1.8…

20 SAAD farmers receive 1,600 quails

APAYAO, July 6, 2020 – Twenty (20) farmers from Conner (7), Flora (7), Luna (3), and Pudtol (3) received 1,600 head of quails and 146 bags of layer feeds worth…

72 cattle granted to Mountain Province farmer-beneficiaries

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, July 9, 2020 – Seventy–two (72) head of cattle were distributed to the beneficiaries of six municipalities of Mountain Province namely: Sadanga with 28 beneficiaries, Sagada with five…

Carabaos granted to 60 farmer-beneficiaries of Bien Unido

BOHOL,  July 2, 2020 - "The farmer-beneficiaries were very happy to receive the draft animals and inputs. They were grateful to the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for…

SAAD native chicken project to uplift economic status in San Remigio, Antique

The demand for native chicken continuously increased amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Seeing the competitive advantage in the market, the native chicken project of the Samahan kang Mangunguma kag Mamamayan kang…

SAAD fulfills promise to 600 North Cotabato farmers affected of earthquakes

NORTH COTABATO, June 22, 2020 — A promise was fulfilled when the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program - Central Office downloaded Php 6.1 million to the province for…

Urban Agriculture: Coping with Crisis Towards Food Security

Part 5: Aquaponics: A perfect setting to feed urban and peri-urban families An answer to food security Global hunger and food insecurity are perennial issues that confront human societies. In…

SAAD media promotes transparency and accountability

Background In its inception in 2017, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program through the National Program Management Office (NPMO) has established its image through public relations (PR) and…

Small ruminants from SAAD produces 17 offspring

DAGUPAN, LUNA, APAYAO, July 8, 2020 - Some of the 29 sheep awarded to Upstream Livelihood Farmers Association of Apayao in 2019 bore 17 offspring (5 ewes, 12 rams). This…

5 IP associations in Surigao del Sur granted with corn seeds

SURIGAO DEL SUR, June 29, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Region XIII delivered bags of open-pollinated variety (OPV) white corn seeds to five indigenous beneficiary associations of…

SAAD releases book to guide program stakeholders on extension service process

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA, July 7, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program is delighted to announce the book entitled `Agricultural Extension and Communication: A Theoretical Guide…

Agri-fisheries intervention to IP communities in Occ Min through DA and NCIP convergence

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, JUNE 28, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) strengthened their collaboration to extend government assistance for tribal communities or Indigenous Peoples…

Egg Production as an Enterprise

The farmers remain steadfast and motivated to continually produce food for all despite the threats of the global pandemic, exhibiting the values of cooperation and solidarity among agriculture's frontliners. Regardless…

Social Preparation: An approach to a sustainable agriculture system of SAAD

by Myer G. Mula, Ph.D. and Ian Kevin M. Sevilla The initial step in community organizing is the social preparation activities. The series of activities is designed to prepare the affected families to…

75 Mangali fisherfolks granted aquaculture package

KALINGA, May 29, 2020 – Seventy-five (75) Mangali fisherfolks received a complete package of aquaculture livelihood projects comprising of 42,000 pieces of tilapia fingerlings, 500 pieces of carps, and 305…

Tanudan woman-farmer started egg and chicken production enterprise

From six (6) chickens in 2019, a farmer from Tanudan, Kalinga multiplied them to almost 15 times resulting in a total count of 88 heads. Mrs. Marjorie Ang-ang is one…

Region 4B strengthens DA’s ALPAS initiative among SAAD beneficiaries

MAGSAYSAY, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, May 25, 2020 - In line with the initiative "Ahon Lahat, Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra sa COVID-19," popularly known as the Plant, Plant, Plant Program (4Ps) of…

Antique farmer-beneficiaries harvest 444 kgs of eggplant

ANTIQUE, June 4, 2020 - A fruitful harvest of 444 kgs eggplant benefitted SAAD-beneficiaries from Brgy. Sinundolan, San Remigio. The Sinundolan ISF Upland Farmers Association’s 43 members gained from the…

Sadanga farmers receive livelihood projects amounting to Php 6.8M

BAGUIO CITY, June 19, 2020 – Twenty-eight (28) heirloom rice farmers from Sadanga, Mountain Province will receive native cattle under the SAAD Integrated Cattle Raising with Heirloom Rice Production Project…

Urban Agriculture: Coping with Crisis Towards Food Security

PART 4: Hydroponics: an answer to food always in the home (FAITH) Placing the puzzle of Hydroponics among the big players of this agenda is surprisingly not very difficult because…

Manobo Association Accepts Rice Seeds from DA-SAAD

AGUSAN DEL SUR, June 11, 2020 - Members of Ocao Farmers’ Association from the municipality of Rosario received 30 bags of inbred rice seeds from the Special Area for Agricultural…

DA and NCIP strengthens collaboration; SAAD with at least 17,000 IP beneficiaries

QUEZON CITY, June 12, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) strengthened their collaboration as they entered a Joint Special Order to assist…

Php 2.46M worth of livelihood benefits 585 farmers

CANTANDUANES AND MASBATE, June 1, 2020 - Despite the current pandemic and unrest brought by the COVID-19, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) of Region 5 continues to fulfill…

2,000 SAAD beneficiaries of Region 11 granted agricultural inputs to jumpstart planting

DAVAO DE ORO, May 28, 2020 – Ensuring food supply and livelihood to 11 covered municipalities in the province, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD)…

SAAD Region 7 turns-over Php 1.8M check to benefit 60 Bohol farmers

BOHOL, June 1, 2020 - 60 individual farmers from Pres. Carlos P. Garcia will benefit from the Php 1.8 million check that the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program…

210 IP farmers accept OPV white corn seeds to grow in 150 hectares

SARANGANI, May 29, 2020 –   Forty percent of Sarangani’s population is composed of indigenous tribes – the Blaan, Tboli, and Tagakaulo. A total of 210 Indigenous People (IP) beneficiaries received open-pollinated…

20 farmers benefited from SAAD’s Upland Rice Production Project

NORTH COTABATO, May 26, 2020 - Twenty (20) farmers from Barangay Sitio New Leon in the Municipality of Aleosan benefited from the Upland Rice Production Project of the Special Area…

SAAD Farmers Not in a State of Flux Despite Pandemic

It was in January 9, 2020 when the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that a novel coronavirus was identified by Chinese authorities.  Subsequently, WHO declared COVID-19 as pandemic and considered…

IPs receive livestock from SAAD Bukidnon

BUKIDNON, May 28, 2020 – The Lorega Ancestral Management and Development for All Generation (LAMDAG), with 50 indigenous People (IP) members, received various livestock worth Php 346,000 from the Special…

SAAD Region 12 distributes 3,000 Muscovy ducks to Sarangani beneficiaries

SARANGANI - May 15-19, 2020 – A total 150 Sarangani farmers expressed their gratitude to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program as they received Php 1.5 million worth of…

Php 1.8 M worth of upland rice seeds given to 300 Sultan Kudarat farmers

Sultan Kudarat, May 19 – 20, 2020 — Mindanao is known with excellent quality and high antioxidant properties of their traditional upland rice varieties. Given this trademark, the Department of…

Urban Agriculture: Coping with Crisis Towards Food Security

PART 3: Livestock and poultry raising in urban and peri-urban areas Urban and peri-urban agriculture has existed in various forms and places for a long time. It was practiced in…

SAAD escalates San Fernando’s agri development

BUKIDNON, June 1, 2020 – The Municipal Agriculturist Coleen Alva C. Ambos acknowledged the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) as an instrument to…

Seed System: An Integral Ingredient of the SAAD Program

by Myer G. Mula, Ph.D. While we are aware that the coverage of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program covers not only the 30 poorest of the poor…

DA-SAAD 10 provides Php 6.3 M to boost farm productivity in Bukidnon

Dalwangan, Malaybalay, Bukidnon, May 21, 2020 – Region 10 Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program turned-over more than Php 6.3 million farm machinery, equipment, and…

Php 1.045 M worth of hand tractors and mungbeans granted to IPs of Occidental Mindoro

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, May 14, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 4B turned over 6 hand tractors and 470 kilograms (kgs)…

LGU purchase 320 kgs of squash from SAAD farmers

BOHOL, May 13, 2020 - The Local Government Unit (LGU) of the municipality of Mabini through Mayor Juanito L. Jayoma directly procured 320 kgs squash harvested by the three farmers…

Mountain Province 586 fisherfolks received 300,000 tilapia fingerlings

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, May 12-15, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - CAR distributed in the province 300,000 tilapia…

SAAD Region 12 distributes agricultural inputs to its beneficiaries

NORTH COTABATO, May 12, 2020 - Farmer-beneficiaries of the Upland Rice Production Project were granted with 40 sacks of upland rice seeds, 40 sacks of urea, 30 sacks of complete…

From Hopelessness to a Life Full of Hope

In the past years, it seemed as if there was no hope for Ma. Cristina Plata and her family to live a fruitful life, until Special Area for Agricultural Development…

SAAD Region 11 validates and profiles more than 700 farmers

DAVAO DE ORO, April 30, 2020 – A total of 736 farmers underwent validation and profiling for the 2020 project implementation of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Regional Field…

Determined To Be An Agripreneur

During one of the regular monitoring activities of the Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD), a farmer-beneficiary caught the attention of the assigned Area Coordinator in…

SAAD Region 10 farmers gear up for COVID-19 crisis, adopt DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program

MATUNGAO, LANAO DEL NORTE, May 15, 2020. The adversities of the COVID-19 pandemic call for proactive countermeasures. Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are keys in this time of crisis. The Special Area…

SAAD dispersed carabaos to 21 farmer-beneficiaries of Sapang Dalaga

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 6, 2020 – Twenty-one (21) individual farmers of the Municipality of Sapang Dalaga received from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 10, through its Special Area for…

Crop-poultry project propels Sarangani farmers out of poverty

SARANGANI, May 13, 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Regional Field Office (RFO) 12 distributed 1,200 heads of Muscovy ducks to…

Urban Agriculture: Coping with Crisis Towards Food Security

PART 2:  Aquaculture for Tilapia and Hito Urban and peri-urban agriculture occurs within and surrounding the boundaries of major cities and includes products from crops, livestock, fisheries, and forestry, which…

Agripreneurship as an Enterprise: a Boon to SAAD Program

by Myer G. Mula, Ph.D. It has been said that real development is people development. Money, machine, land and material are only productive if people know how to use them…

Livestock and poultry from SAAD help farmer in Kalinga

While others are depending on government aid to survive under the restrictions imposed by the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) due to CoViD-19, a farmer from Pasil, Kalinga is reaping what…

SAAD distributes 900 pullets to 60 Sorsogon farmers

SORSOGON, May 7, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Region 5 together with the Provincial Coordinator, Area Coordinators, and the local government unit…

Munai farmers granted Php 5.1M worth of farm machineries from SAAD

LANAO DEL NORTE, May 11, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program turned-over Php 5.1…

SAAD Region 11 turns-over 6,000 chicken and vegetable seeds amidst CoViD 19 pandemic

Davao de Oro, April 24, 2020 – While faced with disrupted socio-economic conditions, the DA-SAAD Region 11 fulfills its mandate of advancing food sustainability and livelihood of their local agricultural…

239 farmers in Tanudan received agricultural inputs from SAAD

KALINGA, May 8, 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of CAR distributed assorted agricultural inputs to 239 farmer-beneficiaries in the municipality of Tanudan from May 4…

DA-SAAD Region 4B consults farmer-beneficiaries in refocusing interventions to prevent spread of ASF

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, May 05, 2020 - Department of Agriculture – Region 4B and DA-SAAD (Special Area for Agricultural Development) officers, along with staff of local government units (LGU) and farmer-beneficiaries…

SAAD delivers 74 upgraded cattle and vegetable inputs to Linamon farmers

LANAO DEL NORTE, May 7 - 8, 2020 -  The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 10 delivered 74 upgraded cattle…

A Rewarding Start for Manobo Sweet Potato Farmers

The sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) or locally named as "kamote", once-touted "a poor man's crop", is now regarded as a "cash crop" for a Manobo IP group in Carmen, Surigao…

BFAR-SAAD 4B provides 17k bangus fingerlings to Occidental Mindoro fisherfolks

OCCIDENTAL MINDORO, April 27, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 4B supplied 17,000 Milkfish (bangus) fingerlings…

Securing food sufficiency in Cordillera amidst COVID-19 pandemic

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is encouraging more Filipinos to participate and support the Plant, Plant, Plant Program initiated by Secretary William…

BFAR 10 distributes 13k bangus and tilapia fingerlings for SAAD Program

REGION 10, April 21-24, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 10 distributed tilapia and bangus fingerlings…

Fisherfolk in Cordillera harvest 5.09 MT tilapia

CORDILLERA, April 1-16, 2020 – The implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) did not hinder the fishers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to harvest their tilapia from the Aquaculture…

Urban Agriculture: Coping With Crisis Towards Food Security

PART 1: Container and Vertical Gardening for Vegetables and Herbs Living situation in urban areas, such as Metro Manila, Baguio City, and Cebu, is becoming more and more difficult because…

SAAD NorCot farmers’ association supports communities by supplying fresh table eggs

NORTH COTABATO, April 16, 2020 – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmers’ association of Barangay Carugmanan, Banisilan extended assistance to their communities by supplying 14 trays of fresh table…

SAAD distributes carabaos to 60 Bohol farmers

BOHOL, March 30, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program – Bohol team distributed carabaos to 60 farmers from the municipality of Buenavista…

Zamboanga del Norte SAAD FAs marketed 3,500 chickens during GCQ

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE, April 15, 2020 - A total of 3,500 head of broiler chicken from the farmers’ associations supported by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program were…

SAAD Region 9 staff initiates fundraising for 300 underprivileged families in Zamboanga City during ECQ

ZAMBOANGA CITY, April 15-16, 2020 –  The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program field implementers of Region 9 initiated a fundraising program they call…

Bangus fisherfolks harvested 1.455 tons in Bohol

BOHOL, April 11-12, 2020 – Fisherfolk beneficiaries of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program managed by the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 7 harvested 1.455…

Partnership is the key for food accessibility and affordability amid COVID-19 in Sulu

SULU, April 16, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmers in the province and barangay officials of Barangay Laum Suah in…

SAAD refocuses its 2020 activities for immediate impact to sustain PH’s food security amid COVID-19

METRO MANILA, April 12, 2020 – President Rodrigo Duterte imposed the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) in Luzon and other regions in Visayas and Mindanao due to the increasing number of…

SAAD implementers serve as DA’s COVID-19 frontliners in NorMin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Notwithstanding life-threatening risks, SAAD Region 10 implementers served as the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) frontliners by providing agricultural services in Northern Mindanao amid nationwide implementation…

More SAAD Sorsogon farmers earn money amidst COVID-19 pandemic

SORSOGON PROVINCE, April 6, 2020 – As the Department of Agriculture (DA) rolls its Kadiwa ni Ani at Kita on Wheels in this province, more farmer-beneficiaries of the Special Area…

SAAD distributes vegetable seeds in support to DA Region 10’s ALPAS Kontra sa Covid 19

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, April 2, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program´s first initiative amidst COVID 19 pandemic is the provision of vegetable seeds, which helps…

Seeds without Borders: A new normal for Philippine agricultural development

Philippines is still an agriculture-based economy where majority of its population lives in rural areas with employment in agriculture reported at 22.10 % in early 2019[1].  The increasing population in the country…

SAAD Sorsogon farmers sell produce in Kadiwa outlet during COVID-19 pandemic

SORSOGON, March 23, 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of Bicol Region visited the Binanuahan Vegetable Farmers’ Association managed by Fe Guardian at barangay Binanuahan in…

Bilanghoy: “Poor man’s crop” no more

Bilanghoy (Waray term for cassava) was once considered a “lowly” crop and cultivated mainly by smallholder farmers for food consumption. It is an alternative staple food for Filipinos, especially in rural areas,…

The Making of a Farmer–Entrepreneur

Rural development is increasingly linked to entrepreneurship, which is seen as an intervention that could promote and speed up the development process. To meet the challenges of becoming agricultural entrepreneurs,…

35 Mis Occ farmers receive Php 1.1M worth of livestock

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, March 11-12, 2020 – Thirty-five (35) Misamis Occidental farmers from the municipality of Bonifacio received Php 1,125,000 worth of interventions for Carabao and Swine Production Project from the…

Tactical Agriculture

Social media netizen Raul Reyes commented on the recent breaking news posted on Facebook, “NEDA says SAAD contributes to Region 8’s decrease in poverty.”  Here is his remark in toto:…

SAAD to partner with the Global Partnership for Sustainable Solutions in CARAGA

BUTUAN CITY, 24 February 2020 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) is seeking to partner with the Global Partnership for Sustainable…

SAAD turns over ₱12.5m worth of farm inputs to Labason, Siocon farmers

Zamboanga del Norte, March 3-4, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Regional Field Office (RFO) 9 turned over a…

SAAD joins DA-SPCMAD’s 2019 Year-End Assessment

DAVAO CITY, March 6, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, represented by Deputy Director Ulysses Lustria, Jr., joined the Department of Agriculture (DA) -  Special Projects…

SAAD aligns FY 2021 funding proposals to new budget system

PAMPANGA, February 28, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) aligned its funding proposals for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to the new budget system…

SAAD grants Panaon farmers Php 2M worth of farm inputs

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, February 20, 2020 - Two hundred (200) farmers from 16 Barangays in the municipality of Panaon received farm inputs from the Department of Agriculture's (DA) Special Area for…

8 barangays of Magpet, North Cotabato receive SAAD interventions

NORTH COTABATO, February 19, 2020 - The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of Regional Field Office (RFO) XII conducted a three-day distribution of interventions…

TIKA extends assistance to SAAD rice farmers in Eastern Samar

QUEZON CITY, March 2, 2020 – The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) expressed its support to provide agricultural assistance to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program rice…

Loving Our Farmers

Farmers are a special breed of people who don’t get enough credit for what they do. They subject themselves to the hard labor of going out every day to tend…

SAAD turns over etag chamber and compost shed to Mt. Province farmers association

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, January 22, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Mountain Province turns over etag chamber in Ankileng, Sagada and compost shed in Catengan, Besao.…

Things to consider in managing an egg-laying machine

If one plans to start or has started raising chickens for egg production, one needs to understand flock production capabilities. In this article, we will share how our SAAD farmer-beneficiaries,…

SAAD ZaNorte: Encouraging youth and farmers’ associations to be in love with agriculture

DIPOLOG CITY - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Provincial Coordinator (PC) of Zamboanga del Norte (ZaNorte), Ronilo Dusaban, revealed that the program’s partnership with the Pamansalan Eco-Tech High School…

Kalinga beneficiary thanks SAAD for rice-fish system

Sixty-six-year-old Kalinga beneficiary Maximo W. Wallis thanks the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for the additional livelihood he received, the…

BFAR SAAD distributes boats to 30 Agusan del Sur fisherfolk

AGUSAN DEL SUR, 3 February 2020 – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) in CARAGA  Region (BFAR-13) distributed 30 units of brand new fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) paddle…

PH joins learning visit to explore Regional Cooperation in Seed Sector

BANGLADESH AND INDIA, January 27 to February 1, 2020 – A six-member delegation from the Philippines joined a learning visit to Dhaka, Bangladesh and New Delhi, India to explore Regional…

NEDA says SAAD contributes to Region 8’s decrease in poverty

TACLOBAN CITY, 31 January 2020 – In her report, National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) VIII Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Meylene C. Rosales said that the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

SAAD awards Php 7.2m worth cheques to Bohol

BOHOL, 28 January 2020 — The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) 7 awarded a total of Php 7.2…

Small Margus Farmers Association celebrates harvest festival

SARANGANI, January 21, 2020 - Ninety (90) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) B’laan farmers of the Small Margus Farmers Association from Sitio Kare, Barangay Small Margus, Glan celebrated their…

SAAD awards 199 aquaculture packages to Conner and Kabugao, Apayao

PROVINCE OF APAYAO, January 22, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) awarded 199 packages of aquaculture inputs…

RED Cedeño leads turnover of SAAD interventions in Talipao, Sulu

SULU, January 20, 2020 -  Newly-appointed Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Executive Director (RED) Rad Donn Cedeño led the turnover of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s 2018…

Misamis Occidental farmers receive P11.6m worth of livestock, seeds, machinery

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, January 16-17, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries in the province received Php 7.4 million worth of livestock, seeds, and other interventions under…

DA SAAD and BPI explore Taiwan’s Precision Agriculture

TAIWAN, January 6-10, 2020 – To unlock the full potential of Philippine agriculture, the Department of Agriculture (DA) sent three of its staff from the Special Area for Agricultural Development…

SAAD awards national winners of the Saga 2019

BAGUIO CITY, January 7, 2020 — The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program awarded the national winners of its Saga event for 2019 during the…

SAAD’s partnership with ATI, BPI, AMAS, GoNegosyo

BAGUIO CITY, January 6 to 10, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) strengthened its partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute…

SAAD RPMSO 8 tops FY 2019 Annual Financial and Physical Assessment

BAGUIO CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program top performer is Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) 8 for Fiscal Year (FY)…

SAAD improves national office, strengthens partnership with ATI

TAGAYTAY CITY, December 16-19, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) improved its National Program Management Office’s (NPMO) structure and strengthened its…

SAAD’s National Farmers Database System enhanced

BAGUIO CITY, 9 to 13 December 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program enhanced its National Farmers Database System during the 2nd Assessment and Planning Workshop held…

GoNegosyo to extend support to SAAD beneficiaries in Sarangani

SARANGANI, December 11, 2019 — GoNegosyo extended its support to provide marketing assistance to SAAD beneficiaries in the Sarangani province through a joint initiative meeting held at Sarangani Provincial Capitol.…

SAAD joins effort to enhance social protection against disasters

MAKATI CITY, METRO MANILA, December 10, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program took part in a knowledge sharing activity entitled, “Scaling Up Forecast Based Early Action…

SAAD Mindanao B Cluster conducts Teamwork and Values Formation Workshop

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, December 9 to 12, 2019 - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program - Mindanao B Cluster (Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Offices (DA-RFOs) XI,…

SAAD Regions IX and X empowered thru values formation workshop

DAVAO CITY, November 25-28, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a three-day Values Formation Workshop at the Philippine Coconut…

257 aquaculture packages distributed to Flora and Sta. Marcela, Apayao

PROVINCE OF APAYAO, November 26-27, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) distributed 257 packages of aquaculture inputs…

DA-SAAD CAR conducts 4th Quarter Regional Assessment

BAGUIO CITY, November 25-27, 2019 – The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) held its 4th Quarter Regional Assessment at New…

Sarangani conducts final SAAD Saga event for 2019

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, November 26, 2019 – The province of Sarangani conducted the final Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Saga event for 2019 which was attended by 314 farmer-beneficiaries at…

SAAD Regions 6 and 7 attend Values Formation Workshop

BAYBAY, LEYTE – Provincial and Area Coordinators as well as Administrative staff of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Regions 6 and 7 attended a Values Formation…

DA-SAAD Iloilo conducts Planning Workshop for FY 2020

Harbor Town Hotel, ILOILO CITY, November 20-22, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 6 conducts Planning Workshop for FY 2020…

Think Well, Feel Well, and Do Well SAAD

BAYBAY, LEYTE – Fifty-six (56) participants from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 8 participated in a Teamwork and Values Formation Workshop held from November 11…

SAAD Luzon Cluster conducts Teamwork and Values Formation Workshop

Philippine Carabao Center, Science City of Muñoz, NUEVA ECIJA, November 4-7, 2019 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted a three-day…

SAAD enhances implementing guidelines FY 2020-2022

CAR – In a meeting on the 15th of November 2019, Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Director Myer Mula discussed the program’s enhanced implementing guidelines for FY 2020-2022 with…

BFAR SAAD holds FY 2019 3rd Quarter Review and Assessment

The Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) held its FY 2019 3rd Quarter Review and Assessment from 12 to 15…

SAAD participates in Conference for Family Farming and the Youth

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture participated in the Knowledge Learning Market and Policy Engagement (KLMPE) Conference entitled…

SAAD staff completes the Entrepreneurial Development Training

TAGAYTAY CITY – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program national, regional, and provincial staff of the Department of Agriculture (DA) completed the 4th and last module of the Entrepreneurial…

DA Secretary Dar at SAAD Saga in Region 8: rural farmers, heroes of the countryside

PALO, LEYTE – “Rural farmers are the heroes of the countryside.” The Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar emphasized the big role of the rural farmers as heroes…

SAAD welcomes new Program Director Dr. Myer Mula

QUEZON CITY, METRO MANILA – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) national, regional, and provincial staff welcomes its new Director, Dr. Myer…

SAAD concludes its 3rd Quarter Assessment for the year 2019

DAVAO CITY – The Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) concluded its FY 2019 3rd Quarter Physical and Financial Assessment on the 18th…

SAAD distributes more than 2,700 mallard ducks in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 10 distributed 2,757 mallard ducks to Bukidnon farmers on October 15, 2019.…

SAAD distributes Vegetable Production inputs to Catanduanes

CATANDUANES – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Catanduanes of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed inputs for Vegetable Production Project to six (6) covered municipalities, which are Bagamanoc,…

SAAD celebrates Upland Rice Harvest Field Day in Sindangan, ZaNorte

SINDANGAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – Farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program from Barangay Imelda, municipality of Sindangan, Zamboanga del Norte (ZaNorte)…

More disease-free, tissue-cultured banana plantlets for Siayan farmers

SIAYAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – From over 30,000 disease-free, tissue-cultured lakatan plantlets distributed from 2017 and 2018, the farmer-partners from seven (7) barangays of Siayan received additional planting inputs of…

DA 12 RED Casis to NoCot farmers: plant for readily available food

NORTH COTABATO – “Magtanim para hindi na kayo bibili, nandiyan na ang healthy food sa paligid. Every time gusto mong magluto, mayroon kang lulutuin at mayroon kang ibebenta.” The Department…

SAAD joins Social Security Academy, PH ranked 2nd best delegation

The Philippines ranked 2nd Best Delegation among 32 countries and some international organizations in the ninth edition of the Social Security Summer Academy held from 16 to 27 September 2019…

Palay threshers distributed to Masbate farmers’ associations

PROVINCE OF MASBATE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed five (5) rice (palay) threshers to the three (3) farmer’s associations…

Sulu Gov Tan impressed with DA SAAD livelihood projects

MAIMBUNG, SULU – In a meeting on 25 September 2019, Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan shared that he was impressed at the agricultural livelihood projects implemented by the Department of Agriculture…

SAAD farmers in Sarangani performed mass harvest activity

GLAN, SARANGANI – Farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture's Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) from Sitio Datalbulol, Barangay Sufatubo, from the municipality of Glan, Sarangani province, harvested upland rice…

DA-SAAD awards sheep and hand tractors to Apayao farmers

APAYAO, CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION – The municipality of Flora, Apayao celebrated its Kabinnulig Festival 2019 and it highlighted the awarding of certificates of 5 units of hand tractors and 58…

Farmer Associations in Apayao received 30 horses from TIKA

CONNER, APAYAO – The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) awarded horses to farmer-partners in the province of Apayao through the Special Area of Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the…

Farmer-individuals of Catanduanes received draft animals

Province of Catanduanes – The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development Program distributed draft animals to the municipalities of Bagamanoc, Bato, Gigmoto, and San Miguel. A total of…

Cotabato farmers taught goat production by DA-SAAD

KIDAPAWAN CITY, NORTH COTABATO – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a goat production training last September 12, 2019. The associations…

Barangays from Apayao received corn seeds, rice seeds, urea, and complete fertilizer

KABUGAO, APAYAO – The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program distributed 100 bags of corn and complete packages of fertilizer to 50 farmer-partners of Kabugao on…

SAAD implementers complete Operations module of the Entrepreneurial Development Training

LOS BANOS, LAGUNA - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its third module of the Entrepreneurial Development Training last September 9-13,…

North Cotabato SAAD Saga a success

Kidapawan, South Cotabato – Following the success of the first SAAD Saga event, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its second…

Brgy. Nacibac received durian, lanzones, mangosteen seedlings from DA-SAAD

LEON B. POSTIGO, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) delivered durian, lanzones, and mangosteen seedlings in the remote…

Canibungan farmers of Polanco, ZDN harvest 555 broiler chickens

POLANCO, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Canibungan Farmers’ Association (FA) of Polanco, Zamboanga del Norte harvested 555 broiler chickens on August 21, 2019 under the Special Area for Agricultural Development…

SAAD holds FY 2019 2nd Quarter Physical and Financial Assessment

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its FY 2019 Second Quarter Physical and Financial National Assessment…

SAAD Saga 2019 launches in ZDN, eleven farmers’ organizations participate

DIPOLOG CITY, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office IX launched the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Saga 2019 at the Convention Center, Estaka,…

SAAD gives livestock, machinery, planting materials to Apayao farmers

APAYAO – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Apayao provided five (5) hand tractors, 58 sheep, and planting materials composed of…

SAAD delivers 70 bags of upland rice seeds and 11,848 bags of fertilizers to LDS

LANAO DEL SUR – The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program of Lanao del Sur (LDS) distributed 11,848 bags of various fertilizers and 70 bags…

SAAD implementers complete Marketing module of the Entrepreneurial Development Training

LOS BAÑOS, LAGUNA – The implementers of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program completed Marketing module of the SAAD Entrepreneurial Development Training on…

SAAD conducts 2-day distribution of agri inputs for the 7 Municipalities in Apayao

APAYAO – The Special Area for Agricultural Development Program (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) conducted a 2-day distribution of agricultural inputs to poor farmers in the 7 municipalities…

3,840 layer chickens provided to 120 Sulu farmers for egg production

SULU – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Region IX, in partnership with the DA Sulu and the local government units in the…

SAAD Bukidnon provides 300 upgraded goats to farmers in Damulog

BUKIDNON – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Bukidnon delivered 300 upgraded goats (250 females and 50 males) to 50 farmer-partners…

SAAD LDS finally distributes 2017 interventions for native chicken production

LANAO DEL SUR – The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Lanao del Sur finally distributed the 1,420 heads of native chicken for the…

SAAD gives 300 native chickens to five farmers’ associations in Zamboanga del Norte

GODOD, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture gave 300 native chickens to five farmers’ associations in Godod, Zamboanga del Norte…

A total of 62 SAAD Farmer beneficiaries receive 124 goats from DA – SAAD – Davao

Compostela Valley — The Department of Agriculture (DA) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program - Compostela Valley Team distributed 124 goats to 62 farmer-partners at barangay Awao of Monkayo…

DA Region 9 to host the first SAAD Partners’ Forum in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Regional Field Office IX finalizes its preparation for the conduct of the first ever Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

SAAD’s ASFA showcases their lechon baboy

The Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Southern Leyte participates in the Agri-Fair and Garden Show 2019 held at Maasin City, Southern Leyte. This…

PopCom and DA in Region 9 harmonize interventions for SAAD farmers

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – In a meeting at Top Plaza Hotel in Dipolog City from 26-28 of June 2019, the Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Commission on Population (PopCom)…

SAAD implementers’ skills honed to help poor farmers develop community enterprises

LUMBAN, LAGUNA – The Department of Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship (DAME) of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) honed the technical skills of the implementers of the Department of…

SAAD’s CLAW had grown fast

There is a group of happy women who bonded together to form an association that goes by the name, CLAW, which stands for Cansoso Livelihood Association of Workers.  Based from…

Looking good: upgraded native swine production in Zamboanga del Norte

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Upgraded Native Swine Production Project in Polanco is looking good as the 12 native black pigs provided to De Venta Perla Farmers’ Association are steadily…

SAAD gives 3,600 free-range chickens to 180 Sarangani farmers

SARANGANI – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture in the province of Sarangani in Region 12 gave 3,600 free-range chickens as livelihood projects…

6 to 158 and counting…

The word “exponential” may well describe the remarkable growth of a farmer’s poultry production project in sleepy Sitio Cawilan, Brgy. Garden, Arteche, Eastern Samar, which has caused program implementers, technologists,…

Through the SAAD lens, clearly

The theme of this article is derived from the passage in the Holy Bible that says:  For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now…

SAAD orients 167 farmer-beneficiaries in 2 barangays in Kalinga

Kalinga —Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Kalinga team oriented 167 SAAD farmer-partners in barangays Dao-angan and Balbalan on the project last January 30 and 31,…

SAAD Apayao conducts mass distribution of 33 compact tillers

Apayao —   The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) - Apayao conducted a mass distribution of 33 Compact Tillers with a total worth of 1.65 million pesos for the 7…

First Quarter Regional Assessment of Negros Oriental, Siquijor and Bohol by SAAD Program

CEBU CITY - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture Region-VII conducted its First Quarter Regional Assessment at Bayfront Hotel on April 10 -…

SAAD delivers upland rice seeds and knapsack sprayers to Sultan Kudarat farmers

SENATOR NINOY AQUINO, SULTAN KUDARAT – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture delivered upland rice seeds and knapsack sprayers to farmers from the…

SAAD distributes hog wires and farm tools to Sulu farmers for Cassava-Corn-Peanut Production

PROVINCE OF SULU- The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed 960 rolls of hog wires and farm tools as part of cassava-corn-peanut…

SAAD distributes 98 goats to Banisilan, North Cotabato farmers

BANISILAN, NORTH COTABATO – Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program distributed 98 goats to Malagap Farmers Association on March 27, 2019 in the…

He who plants, plants a hope

The municipality of Siayan in Zamboanga del Norte was chosen as one of the targeted municipalities in 2017 for the implementation of the Department of Agriculture - Special Area for…

Magpet farmers’ associations receive 80 native pigs

MAGPET, NORTH COTABATO – Six farmers’ associations and 10 individuals from the municipality received 80 native pigs from the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program…

SAAD provides income to farmers’ associations of Negros Oriental through various projects

NEGROS ORIENTAL - Beverly Gallentes, the Vice President of Cot-cot Trollers and Fisherfolk Association (CTFA) in Cotcot, Bangolonan, Basay, Negros Oriental, boasted their Chicken Egg Production which they have benefited…

SAAD delivers native chickens and carabaos to North Cotabato farmers

NORTH COTABATO – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Office XII distributed 300 native chickens and 7 carabaos to farmers…

SAAD gives agri support for ZaNorte’s 80-hectare corn production

LABASON, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) gave farm inputs for an 80-hectare corn production area in the…

SAAD held 3 training activities for ZaNorte women farmers

MUTIA, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE – The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program conducted a two-day technical training on Indigenous Micro-Organism, Lactic Acid Bacteria…

Smooth hands and farmhands helped by SAAD

Her eyes seem tired but they are gleaming with energy. Her face appears world weary, but she’s active and hardworking. Her lined and calloused hands speak volumes about life in…

Farm equipment and machineries distributed by SAAD to the farmers’ associations of Samar Province

SAMAR PROVINCE - A total number of eighty-five (85) farmers’ associations from the Province of Samar received farm equipment and machineries. These were turned over to them by the Office…

Livestock and Supplies delivered by SAAD to Samar Island

SAMAR ISLAND - Selected farmer-partners from the island received poultry, feeds, drugs and biologics during the distribution of Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) interventions last February 12 – 15,…

ZaNorte women farmers more empowered by SAAD during IWD

LA LIBERTAD, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE –  140 farmers from the province, the majority of them are women, were more empowered with the provision of the Department of Agriculture (DA) –…

DA-SAAD CAR holds first ever Beneficiaries Congress in Flora, Apayao

BAGUTONG, FLORA, APAYAO—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held its first-ever Beneficiaries Congress in the municipalities of Pudtol (27 November), Sta. Marcela…

SAAD CAR conducts Provincial Orientation in Mountain Province

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a Provincial Orientation at Archog Hotel, Samoki, Bontoc, Mountain Province on 27 November 2018.…

World Food Day and SAAD Program

On October 16, 2018, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) celebrated World Food Day, and together with more than 130 countries, advocated a common goal: a…

Groundbreaking ceremony for establishment of hogstel facilities held

It was an event marking a milestone in the history of the Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program implementation nationwide, for Regional Program Management Support…

SAAD Leyte completes Corn, Vegetable, and Swine Production and Management Trainings

LEYTE, PHILIPPINES—The agricultural industry is constantly under pressure to increase output as global populations continue to grow. A study suggests that the Philippines’ agricultural industry should focus its efforts on…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SAAD transfers fund worth P 2.26 million to Municipality of Matalam

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 of Matalam, North…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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) -…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.)…

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,…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

SAAD Farmers’ Corner: Irene Purisima and Tata Pumbaya

Masaya kaming lahat kasi alam namin na yung naibigay ng SAAD ay makakatulong sa amin balang araw. Nagpapasalamat kaming lahat sa inyo.

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 fisherfolks, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program penetrates to…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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 Electrification Project of Together Ensemble…

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…

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…

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…

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),…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…