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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 world free from hunger and poverty, where everyone can lead…

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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) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s agricultural livelihood assistance…

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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, 2019. Distributed were 2,400 heads of chicken layer to Eastern…

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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 the countryside. Carolina Grande or “Lola Carolina”, 76 years old,…

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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 Serum, and Carbonized Rice Hull from 20-26 of February 2019…

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines

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

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
Program Director


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