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Kalinga

LEGENDS
ginger Ginger / Turmeric Production
swine Swine / Native Pig Production
chicken Free Range Chicken
banana Banana Production
pineapple Pineapple Production
calamansi Calamansi Production
gabi Gabi Production
aqua Aqua

Kalinga is derived from the Ibanag and Gaddang noun “kalinga” which means “enemy”,”fighter”, or “headtaker.”

It is a loandlocked province in the Philippines situated within the Cordillera. Its capital is Tabuk City and borders Mountain Province to the south, Abra to the west, Isabela to the east, Cagayan to the northeast, and Apayao to the north. Kalinga and Apayao are the result of the 1995 partitioning of the former province of Kalinga-Apayao which was seen to better service the respective needs of the various indigenous peoples in the area.

The province covers a total area of 3,231.5 square kilometers occupying the central section of the CAR region. Its topography is rugged and sloping, with mountain peaks ranging from 1,500 to 2,500 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.). The province’ western side is characterized by sharp, crested, interlinking peaks of steep slopes, isolate flatlands, plateaus and valleys. The eastern lands are mainly of rolling and gradually sloping foothills.

Kalinga produced a total of 30,986.2 MT of crops during the first semester of 2018. Production increased by 21% or 5,371.2 MT compared with the 25,615.0 MT crop production of the province in same period in 2017.

The top three crops produced by the province were sugarcane with 28,107.0 MT or 90.7% contribution to the total production of the province, followed by banana with 2.9% or 888.5 MT and coffee with 2.6% or 801.2 MT.

Kalinga was the top producer of the region in sugarcane with 97.6% of the total regional sugarcane production.

The province has eight (8) rivers which abounds with freshwater fish species. These are Chico, Tanudan, Biga, Pasil, Tabia, Saltan, Cal-owan, and Mallig. Chico River is the biggest. Total aquaculture area is approximately 70 hectares (BFAR CAR, 2019), tilapia as the major commodity being cultured.

According to the data released by PSA in 2019, Kalinga ranked 3rd among the six provinces in CAR with a contribution of 11.7% or 486.1MT out of the 4,157.6 MT fishery production in the region. Of this production, 154.7 MT came from inland fisheries while 331.4 MT were harvested from 43.2 hectares of aquafarm areas in the province.

Major aquaculture commodities include tilapia, carp and catfish. For inland capture fisheries, catch composition includes tilapia, carps, eel spp., catfish, goby spp. and other freshwater fish species (PSA, 2019).

In the data released by PSA for 2018, the province of Kalinga has decreased its poverty incidence among families from 34.5% in 2015 to 9.3%.

In CAR, Kalinga incurred the biggest reduction on poverty incidence among families with 25.2%; followed by Ifugao and Apayao with 25.1% and 22.1%, respectively.

The poverty threshold of the province in 2018 was estimated at Php 24,193 per capita per annum. This translates to a minimum of Php 10,080 monthly take-home income for a family of five to meet both basic food and non-food needs and be considered not poor in 2018.

Kalinga recorded a percentage change of 13.3 from Php 21,348 per capita per annum in 2015. The food threshold per capita per annum is Php 16,862.

Agriculture Sector

In 2019, the province of Kalinga was included in the DA-SAAD Program. The budget released was Php 39,481,000.00. It covers the crop diversification projects implemented in the province such as: banana, calamansi, pineapple, ginger, turmeric, swine, native pigs, and free-range chicken production where in 710 individual beneficiaries were benefited.

2019        
BALBALAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Ginger, Turmeric, Swine & Free Range Chicken Production in Balbalan Site 1 Maling Maling Agriculture and Fisheries Orgaization 84 4,392,050.00
Integrated Banana, Ginger, Turmeric, Swine & Free Range Chicken Production in Balbalan Site 2 Dao-angan Ydao-angan Farmers Association 51 2,990,050.00
Integrated Ginger, Turmeric, Gabi, Native Pig & Free Range Chicken Production in Balbalan Site 3 Balbalan Proper Gubang Farmers Association
116 6,272,550.00
TOTAL     251 13,654,650.00
PASIL
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Free range Chicken & Native Pig Production in Pasil Pugong PuSAAD 96 4,100,650.00
  Malucsad Omawilan Association 68 2,962,780.00
  Ableg AIFA 46 2,151,630.00
  Cagaluan Cagaluan Farmers Association 10 489,510.00
Integrated Vegetable, Fruit Trees and Chicken Production Cagaluan Cagaluan Farmers Association 30 874,890.00
TOTAL     250 10,579,460.00
TANUDAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Native Pig, & Free range Chicken Production in Tanudan Dupligan BDAP Farmers Organization 112 5,080,529.50
  Pangol Pangol Farmers Improvement Organization 64 2,969,618.75
  Mabaca Mabaca Bumaruan Farmers; Association 63 3,426,972.50
TOTAL     239 11,477,120.75
2020
BALBALAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 23 Integrated Root Crop, Poultry Production in Balbalan Proper, Balbalan, Kalinga BALBALAN PROPER GUBANG TRIBE FARMERS ASSOCIATION 116 3,123,385.00
Project 24 Integrated Root Crop, Duck Production in Maling, Balbalan, Kalinga MALING MALING AGRICULTURAL AND FISHERY ORGANIZATION 84 2,079,880.00
Project 25 Integrated Root Crop, Banana, Duck Production in Dao-anganr, Balbalan, Kalinga (Continuing) DAO-ANGAN SAAD DAO-ANGAN ORGANIZATION 51 1,399,075.00
Project 43 (Additional Project) Rambutan and Duck Production in Balantoy Proper, Balantoy Balbalan, Kalinga BALANTOY NAWOY BOLO KILAYON FARMERS ASSOCIATION 14 260,100.00
  BALANTOY MASAKBAYAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 16  
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production BALANTOY     228,350.00
TOTAL     251 6,602,340.00
         
         
LUBUAGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 26 Integrated Root Crop, Vegetable, Fruit Trees and Poultry production in Tanglag, Lubuagan, Kalinga TANGLAG TANGLAG COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION FOR UNITY AND DEVELOPMENT 78 4,648,860.00
TOTAL     78 4,648,860.00
         
         
PASIL
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 27 Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Poultry and Swine Production in Pugong, Pasil, Kalinga (Continuing) PUGONG PUGONG SAAD ORGANIZATION 96 3,165,725.00
Project 28 Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Poultry and Swine Production in Malucsad, Pasil, Kalinga (Continuing) MALUCSAD OMAWILAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 68 2,268,140.00
Project 29 Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Poultry and Swine Production in Ableg, Pasil Kalinga (Continuing) ABLEG ABLEG INDIGENOUS FARMERS ASSOCIATION 46 1,490,070.00
Project 30 Integrated Banana, Calamansi, Pineapple, Ginger, Poultry and Swine Production in Cagaluan, Pasil, Kalinga (Continuing) CAGALUAN CAGALUAN AGRICULTURIST ASSOCIATION 40 1,310,370.00
TOTAL     250 8,234,305.00
         
         
PINUKPUK
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 6 Integrated Fruit Trees, Poultry and Egg Production in Asibanglan, Pinukpuk, Kalinga ASIBANGLAN ASIBANGLAN FARMERS DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION 70 3,521,600.00
TOTAL     70 3,521,600.00
         
         
RIZAL
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 7 Integrated Lowland Vegetables, Fruit Trees and Goat Production in Romualdez, Rizal, Kalinga ROMUALDEZ ROMUALDEZ FARMERS ASSOCIATON 171 4,670,000.00
TOTAL     171 4,670,000.00
         
         
TABUK CITY
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 8 Integrated Vegetable and Fruit Trees Production in Nambucayan, Tabuk City, Kalinga NAMBUCAYAN NAMBUCAYAN MATAGOAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 20 757,000.00
Project 31 Free Range Chicken and Egg Production in Nambucayan, Tabuk City, Kalinga NAMBUCAYAN NAMBUCAYAN AGRICULTURAL COOPERATIVE 109 1,135,900.00
Project 32 Duck Production in Nambucayan, Tabuk City, Kalinga NAMBUCAYAN PAO FARMERS ASSOCIATION 106 624,200.00
Project 33 Duck Production in Guilayon, Tabuk City, Kalinga GUILAYON YGUILAYON FARMERS LIVELIHOOD ASSOCIATION 50 318,800.00
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production GUILAYON     380,150.00
Project 34 Duck Production in Magnao, Tabuk City, Kalinga MAGNAO YMAGNAO FARMERS ASSOCIATION 50 318,800.00
Project 40 (Additional Project) Integrated Vegetable and Duck Production in Suyang, Tabuk City, Kalinga SUYANG KASAKALIKASAN ORGANIZATION 191 9,105,600.00
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production SUYANG     1,026,650.00
Project 41 (Additional Project) Fruit Trees and Carabao Production in Bagumbayan, Tabuk City, Kalinga BAGUMBAYAN BANAT-BANAGAN-PACAO CREDIT COOPERATIVE 30 267,600.00
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production BAGUMBAYAN     228,350.00
Project 42 (Additional Project) Fruit Trees and Carabao Production in Dupag, Tabuk City, Kalinga DUPAG SAAD FARMERS DUPAG ORGANIZATION 30 260,100.00
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production DUPAG     228,350.00
TOTAL     335 3,154,700.00
         
         
TANUDAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 35 Integrated Fruit trees Production and Poultry Production in Dupligan, Tanudan, Kalinga and DUPLIGAN BAWAK DARULOG ALUBAGGAN AND PAGUGO FARMERS ORGANIZATION (BDAP) 112 3,375,440.00
Project 39 (Additional Project) Multiplier Farm Establishment in, Dupligan, Tanudan, Kalinga DUPLIGAN     2,458,000.00
Project 36 Integrated Fruit trees Production and poultry Production in Pangol, Tanudan, Kalinga (Continuing) PANGOL PANGOL FARMERS IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION 64 1,978,940.00
Project 37 Integrated Fruit trees Production and poultry Production in Mabaca, Tanudan, Kalinga (Continuing) MABACA MABACA BUMARUAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 63 1,964,810.00
Project 38 (Additional Project) Goat Production In Tanudan, Kalinga DUPLIGAN, PANGOL & MABACA BAWAK DARULOG ALUBAGGAN AND PAGUGO FARMERS ORGANIZATION (BDAP), PANGOL FARMERS IMPROVEMENT ORGANIZATION, & MABACA BUMARUAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION   1,052,000.00
TOTAL     239 7,319,190.00
         
         
TINGLAYAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 9 Integrated Banana, Pineapple, and Poultry production in Lower Bangad, Tinglayan, Kalinga LOWER BANGAD MAGIC 78 LOWER BANGAD FARMERS ORGANIZATION 78 3,667,200.00
Project 44 (Additional Project) Integrated Banana, Pineapple and Poultry Production in Lower Bangad Tinglayan, Kalinga UPPER BANGAD CHURAWON TRIBE FARMERS ASSOCIATION 50 419,200.00
Project 10 (Additional Project ) Project Rambutan and Lanzones Production UPPER BANGAD     380,150.00
TOTAL     78 3,667,200.00

Fishery Sector

A total of 15,000,000.00 funding was provided for the implementation of the SAAD Program in Kalinga. The identification of potential beneficiaries was based on the fisherfolk registration (FishR) system of BFAR. They underwent social preparation activities to identify their fishery-related needs and preferred fishery livelihood projects. Selected beneficiaries were grouped according to livelihood projects and were provided with the necessary capacity building activities.  Distribution of aqua inputs followed upon completion of the pond preparation protocols required.

In 2019, a total of 1,378 individual fisherfolk and 6 fisherfolk organizations received various livelihood projects such as tilapia culture in ponds, cages and rice paddies. Capture fishers received a set of fishing gears inclusive of fish traps, gillnets and cast nets. 

2019

Project Implemented Municipalities Covered Number of
Beneficiaries
(Individual)
Number of
Beneficiaries
(Group)
Financial
Allocation
(Php)
Aqua (pond culture and rice-fish culture) Tinglayan,Lubuagan, Pasil, Balbalan, Tanudan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk 1,128 11,505,000
Aqua (fish cage) Rizal, Pinukpuk, Tabuk, Tanudan 4 7 495,000
Capture Fishing Gears (set of fishing gears) Tinglayan,Lubuagan, Pasil, Balbalan, Tanudan, Pinukpuk, Rizal, Tabuk 227 1,000,000
TOTAL 1,359 7 13,000,000

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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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