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Mountain Province

LEGENDS
swine Swine Production
chicken Free Range Chicken Production
cattle Cattle Production
eggs Brown / Quail / Table Eggs Production
Lemon Lemon Production
banana Banana Production
rambutan Rambutan / Fruit Trees Production
mango Mango Production
vegetable Vegetable Production
tigergrass Tiger Grass Production
legumes Legumes Production
muscovado Muscovado Production

Mountain Province is a landlocked province in Cordillera. It is bounded in the North by Kalinga and Abra, east by Isabela and Ifugao, south by Ifugao and Benguet, and west by Ilocos Sur. It has a total land area of 2,157.38 square kilometers. It is known for its hilly land and deep narrow gorge with steep sides. Stones are visible along river banks, waterfalls, narrow valleys, and caves. The angle of elevation went as high as 2,714 meters to the top of the mountain.

The province is a lone district comprised of 10 municipalities and 144 barangays. The municipalities are Sadanga, Natonin, Paracelis, Barlig, Bontoc, Besao, Sagada, Bauko, Tadian, and Sabangan. Its capital is Bontoc.

Mountain Province produced 10,712.6 MT of crops during first semester of 2018 This was 4.6% of the regional crop production. The province’s crop production increased by 2.5% (259.0 MT) compared to the 10,453.6 MT during the first semester of 2017.

The top three crops produced by the province were white potato with 28.9% or 3,101.1 MT, followed by cabbage with 24.4% or 2,610.6 MT, and carrots with 8.3% or 893.1 MT.

Mountain Province was the second top producer of the region for the following crops: white potato with 9.8% of the regional white potato production, cabbage with 6.25% and carrots with 4.6% (PSA, 2018).

Paracelis and Bauko are the two top commercial producers of crops in the province. Bauko produces 47,796 MT of highland vegetables and Paracelis produces 33,109 MT of rice and corn. A total 80,905 MT of major crops can be produced by the two municipalities and rest were produced by the eight municipalities.

The cool climate in the western municipalities of the province is an advantage in the production of highland vegetables over the lowland provinces. In like manner, Paracelis is also appropriate in the production of corn that supplies feed mills in Cagayan Valley.

For highland vegetable production in Bauko and some parts of the western municipalities, the market outlets are Baguio City and Santiago City in Isabela. The inputs for commercial fertilizers and pesticides, likewise, are imported from these markets outlets for those who can afford. But for some farmers, the needed inputs are provided by middlemen who buy the produce during harvest and subtracting the cost of fertilizers and other incidental expenses. This scheme makes the farmer vulnerable to the dictates of middlemen.

For rice and corn produced in Paracelis, these are marketed to Santiago City since the city is the nearest market outlet in the municipality. The same pattern is observed for some farmers who depend on the middlemen for the cost of fertilizers and paying them from the produce afterwards.

These are the factors that despite the province’s comparative advantages as a vegetable producer due to its cool climate, most farmers remain poor and live at subsistence level.

On livestock production(which include cattle, swine, and free-range chicken), Paracelis produced the highest number of 2,199.12 MT of livestock followed by Bontoc (1,246.17 MT) and the least producer is Barlig (132.82 MT). Livestock are marketed within the province and outside like Buguias and Mankayan in Benguet. Minimal fish production is observed in all the municipalities considering that these areas are raised in rice paddies, small number of fishponds and along rivers or streams. 

According to the locals, fish production is an old farming practice in the province mainly for family consumption. However, during that time, fisherfolk don’t follow specific technologies for their fish culture, thus production was low. Through the initiatives of DA-BFAR and other partners in implementation, they were able to access new technologies for fish production and were able to improve their harvests. 

To date, the province has a total of 3,816 registered fisherfolk engaged in aquaculture, inland capture, post-harvest and marketing, and other fishery related activities. Based on the latest inventory of BFAR CAR, Mt. Province has 20 hectares productive areas for fish pond and 0.13 hectares for fish cage. Fishery programs and projects being implemented in the province include fish culture in ponds, cages, rice paddies, and tanks, and fish hatcheries within the province support the production of fingerlings for grow out.

Moreover, several communal bodies of water are found suited for stocking of fingerlings which are lakes, rivers, and streams. The said bodies of water have an area of 3,000.585 hectares and with approximately 39.545 metric tons of total production if developed. Interventions for sustainable inland fisheries include stock enhancement and assessment, provision of environment friendly fishing gears among others.

Major aquaculture commodities are tilapia, catfish, carp, freshwater prawn and loach while species such as tilapia, carps, eel, loach, freshwater prawn, ayungin and others common in inland capture fisheries. In 2019, the province had a total production of 15.4MT from aquaculture and inland fisheries respectively. Considering the 26kg/annum per capita consumption of fish and the total number of fish eating population, the fish sufficiency level had only reached 0.48%. Thus, the province depends on outside sources to provide for the remaining fish requirement (PSA, 2019).

Most of the provinces in CAR has decreased its poverty rate (poverty incidence among families). Mountain Province in 2015 has 33.1% rate of its poverty incidence among families. Now, in the latest data of PSA 2018, the province has only 17.2%. However, in CAR, 17.2% is the highest poverty incidence among families.

Mountain Province had the highest poverty threshold among the provinces in CAR with Php 27,726 per capita per annum for 2018 (this poverty threshold is above the CAR poverty threshold by 11.5%). This translates to a minimum of Php 11,552 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.

Mountain Province recorded a percentage change of 13.0 frmo Php 24,536 per capita per annum in 2015.

The province also had the highest food threshold with Php 19,373 per capita per annum.

Agricultural Sector

For 2019, Mountain Province was included in the DA-SAAD Program. It has a total budget of Php 47,260,000 for 15 projects implemented benefiting 860 individuals and four (4) groups.

2019        
BARLIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Farming on Swine, Lemon, and Vegetables Production Latang Latang Association for Agricultural Development 60 4,990,490.00
TOTAL     60 4,990,490.00
BAUKO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Brown Egg & Vegetables Production
Cattle Production (7 heads) Otucan Norte   7 248,969.00
TOTAL     139 5,180,622.00
BESAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Farming on Swine and Rambutan Production Catengan Catengan-Bunga Farmers Rise Up Association 60 5,224,750.00
Cattle Production (5 heads) Gueday   5 179,590.00
TOTAL     65 5,404,340.00
BONTOC
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Quail Egg and Banana Production Dalican Channeg Farmers Organization 14 1,183,205.00
Table Egg and Banana Production Dalican   38 3,888,580.00
Cattle Production (20 heads) Dalican   18 525,600.00
Cattle Production (20 heads) Dalican   2 58,400.00
TOTAL     72 5,655,785.00
NATONIN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Tiger Grass Production Pudo Pudo Farmers Organization 110 1,926,200.00
Swamp Gabi Production Pudo   40 2,768,600.00
TOTAL     150 4,694,800.00
PARACELIS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Fruit Trees Production intercrop with soybean
TOTAL     190 6,396,900.00
SABANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Swine and Vegetable Production
TOTAL     60 4,966,520.00
SADANGA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Legume, Swine, Free range chicken & Cattle Production (14heads) production (w/ trainings) Bekigan Bekigan's Farmers Association 86 4,515,688.00
Cattle Production (14heads) Bekigan 14 588,938.00
TOTAL     100 5,104,626.00
SAGADA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Swine and Rambutan Production Ankileng Angkileng Rumangayan Association 64 5,037,400.00
Cattle Production (5heads) Madungo   5 179,590.00
TOTAL     69 5,216,990.00
TADIAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Cattle Production Mabalite E-Mabalite Tadian Farmers Association Incorporation 30 2,008,050.00
Muscovado Production
Mango Production Mabalite E-Mabalite Tadian Farmers Association Incorporation 12 232,520.00
Free range Chicken Production Mabalite E-Mabalite Tadian Farmers Association Incorporation 50 1,304,000.00
TOTAL     117 4,767,720.00
2020
Municipality of BARLIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Pekin Duck and Ponkan Production OGO-OG OGO-OG FISHERFOLK ORGANIZATION 96 3,965,500.00
Free Range Chicken Production LATANG LATANG ASSOCIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 60 216,200.00
TOTAL     156 4,181,700.00
Municipality of BAUKO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 47 Enhanced Brown Egg Production in Leseb and Guinzadan, Bauko (Continuing)Mt. Province LESEB & GUINZADAN LESEB FARMERS ASSOCIATION 125 4,233,000.00
Project 48 Free Range Chicken Production in Monamon Sur, Bauko, Mt. Province MONAMON SUR MONAMON BAUKO FARMERS ASSOCIATION 37 412,450.00
Project 65 (Add'l Project) Mountain Province Poultry Development Project BANAO & LAGAWA BANAO-LAGAWA FARMERS ASSOCIATION 40 597,575.76
TOTAL     162 4,645,450.00
Municipality of BESAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 49 Free range Chicken and Rambutan Production in Catengan, Besao, Mt. Province CATENGAN CATENGAN-BUNGA RISE UP ASSOCIATION 60 1,920,900.00
Project 50 Brown Egg , Sugarcane, Pineapple and Coffee Production and Processing in Catengan, Besao, Mt. Province CATENGAN CATENGAN-BUNGA RISE UP ASSOCIATION 40 2,449,500.00
TOTAL     100 4,370,400.00
Municipality of BONTOC
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 51 Carabao and Cattle Production in Dalican, Bontoc, Mt. Province DALICAN CHANNEG FARMERS ORGANIZATION 20 1,078,000.00
  MAINIT   10  
Project 66 (Additional Project) Multiplier Farm Estabishment in Bontoc, Mountain Province DALICAN CHANNEG FARMERS ORGANIZATION 70 2,400,000.00
Project 67 (Add'l Project) 'FAITH' gardening and Poultry raising in the different municipality of Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add'l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
MAINIT (25), ALAB ORIENTE (40)   65 1,227,517.99
Project 52 Integrated Brown Egg and Ponkan Production in Guina-ang, Bontoc, Mt. Province GUINA-ANG ARATEY DI INKHAWISAN FARMERS ORGANIZATION 60 2,910,400.00
Project 53 Carabao Raising in Guina-ang, Bontoc, Mt. Province GUINA-ANG ARATEY DI INKHAWISAN FARMERS ORGANIZATION 17 510,000.00
Project 54 Free Range Chicken Production in Alab Proper, Bontoc, Mt. Province ALAB PROPER BILIG BENGASAN DATA MATA-AO FARMERS ORGANIZATION 44 412,450.00
Project 65 (Add'l Project) Mountain Province Poultry Development Project MAINIT (23), CAN-EO (25), BAYYO (30), ALAB ORIENTE (47)   125 1,867,424.24
TOTAL     151 4,910,850.00
Municipality of NATONIN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 55 Duck Raising in Pudo, Natonin, Mt. Province (Continuing) PUDO PUDO FARMERS ORGANIZATION 40 1,360,000.00
Project 56 Free range Chicken Production in Pudo, Natonin, Mt. Province PUDO PUDO FARMERS ORGANIZATION 110 3,183,000.00
Project 67 (Add'l Project) 'FAITH' gardening and Poultry raising in the different municipality of Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add'l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
BANAO NATONIN 4H CLUB 12 226,618.71
TOTAL     150 4,543,000.00
Municipality of PARACELIS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 11 Fruit Trees & Peanut Seeds Production in Bunot, Paracelis, Mt. Province BUNOT BUNOT INTEGRATED AGRICULTURAL FARMERS ASSOCIATION 190 4,203,750.00
Project 67 (Add'l Project) 'FAITH' gardening and Poultry raising in the different municipality of Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add'l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
BANTAY PARACELIS RIC FARMER'S ASSOCIATION 71 1,340,827.34
TOTAL     190 4,203,750.00
Municipality of SABANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 14 Vegetable Production in Napua, Sabangan , Mt. Province(Continuing) NAPUA NAPUA FARMERS TIMPUYOG ORGANIZATION 30 430,000.00
Project 57 Free Range Chicken Production in Napua, Sabangan, Mt. Province NAPUA NAPUA FARMERS TIMPUYOG ORGANIZATION 86 3,584,200.00
Project 58 Free Range Chicken Production in Lagan, Sabangan, Mt. Province LAGAN I-LAGAN IRRIGATORS ASSOCIATION 89 412,450.00
TOTAL     205 4,426,650.00
Municipality of SADANGA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 59 Integrated Cattle Raising with Heirloom Rice in Sacasacan, Sadanga, Mt. Province SACASACAN AMKABIGAT FARMERS ASSOCIATION 50 2,502,500.00
Project 60 Integrated Cattle Rasing with Heirloom Rice Production in Bekigan, Sadanga, Mt. Province (Continuing) BEKIGAN BEKIGAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 30 589,400.00
Project 61 Free Range Chicken Production in Anabel, Sadanga, Mt. Province ANABEL ANABEL RURAL IPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION 19 94,400.00
TOTAL     99 3,186,300.00
Municipality of SAGADA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 15 Vegetable Production in Angkileng, Sagada, Mt. Province Site 1 ANGKILENG ANGKILENG RUMANG-AYAN ORGANIZATION 30 1,377,000.00
Project 16 Organic Vegetable Production in Angkileng, Sagada, Mt. Province Site 2 ANGKILENG ANGKILENG RUMANG-AYAN ORGANIZATION 8 497,600.00
Project 62 Backyard Brown Egg Production in Angkileng, Sagada, Mt. Province ANGKILENG ANGKILENG RUMANG-AYAN ORGANIZATION 7 420,350.00
Integrated Cattle Raising with Heirloom KILONG DOCCOS FARMERS ORGANIZATION INC. 85 1,481,200.00
Project 67 (Add'l Project) 'FAITH' gardening and Poultry raising in the different municipality of Mountain Province & Project 68 (Add'l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province BANGAAN (40), AGUID (24), FIDELISAN (27), MADONGO (39)
130 2,455,035.97
TOTAL     130 3,776,150.00
Municipality of TADIAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 12 Enhancement of Mango Production in Mabalite, Tadian, Mt Province MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 25 320,190.00
Project 13 Sugarcane Production in Mabalite, Tadian Mt. Province (Continuing) MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 20 116,800.00
Project 64 Enhancement of Cattle Production Project in Mabalite, Tadian (Continuing) Mt. Province MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 45 1,695,800.00
TOTAL     90 2,132,790.00

Fishery Sector

A total of Php15,000,000.00 funding was provided for the implementation of the SAAD Program in Mt. Provinces. 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 2,569 individual fisherfolk received various livelihood projects such as tilapia culture in ponds and rice paddies. Capture fishers received a set of fishing gears inclusive of fish traps, gillnets and cast nets. 

2019

Projects Implemented Municipalities Covered Number of
Beneficiaries
(Individual)
Financial
Allocation
(Php)
Aqua(polyculture in ponds) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 884 5,369,400
Aqua(rice-fish culture) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 1,451 6,433,000
Aqua (loach culture) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 29 197,600
Capture(set of fishing gears) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 184 1,000,000
TOTAL 1,359 13,000,000

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Sagada women lead SAAD swine raising project towards enterprise

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Feeding communities, engaging farmers into agricultural enterprise

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Independent egg production in Leseb, aids access to food and nutrition sufficiency

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MP project implementers undergo refresher on program implementation

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400k fingerlings distributed to 946 Mountain Province fisherfolk

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Channeg FA towards quail egg supplier

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37 carabaos awarded to Bontoc farmers

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72 cattle granted to Mountain Province farmer-beneficiaries

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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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