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Negros Occidental

LEGENDS
rice Enhanced Rice Related Activities
vegetable Lowland Vegetable Production
banana Banana Production
coffee Coffee Production
cacao Cacao Production
chicken Native Chicken Production
goat Goat Production
corn Enhanced Corn Related Activities

Negros Occidental is located on the western side of Negros Island, the fourth largest island in the Philippines, with a total land area of 7,802.54 square kilometers (km2). However, if Bacolod City is included for geographical purposes, the province has an area of 7,965.21 km2.  The province is approximately 375 kilometers (kms) long from north to south. It is bounded by the Visayan Sea in the north, Panay Gulf on the west, Negros Oriental province, and Tañon Strait on the east and Sulu Sea on the south. Negros is basically volcanic, making its soil ideal for agriculture. Thus, 80% of all arable land on the island is cultivated.

The north and western parts of the province are largely composed of plains and gentle slopes. A mountain range lines in the eastern part of the province, on the basis of the border with the Negros Oriental. Kanlaon Volcano, which is partially located in Negros Oriental, rises to a height of 2,465 m (8,087 ft) and is the highest peak in the Visayas.

Negros Occidental is the second-most-populous province in the Visayas after Cebu, having the second-largest number of congressional districts and the 7th most-populous (4th if highly urbanized cities and independent component cities are included in the population of corresponding provinces) in the Philippines based on the 2015 Census.

Aside from palay and corn, sugarcane, coconut, banana, banana saba, and cassava are the top five other crops that are being produced in the province based on the volume of production.

According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) in 2018, sugarcane has the largest volume of production and yield in the Negros Occidental with 12,851,011.30 metric tons (mt) and 67.63 mt per hectare, respectively.

As of July 1, 2019, swine has 481,138 heads and considered the greatest number of production among all livestock. On the other hand, chicken, which is classified into the broiler, layer, and native/improved, has the greatest total number of volume of production yielding with 8,164,374 heads compared to duck which has only 470,350 heads both for the backyard and commercial purposes.

Fishing is likewise an industry where the province has remained focused. After all, 9 of its cities and 16 of its municipalities are located along the coastline and a great portion of the population depends on fishing for their livelihood.

The area for exploitation by this industry is huge, covering most of the coastal areas and the rich fishing grounds of the Visayan Sea on the north, Sulu Sea on the south, Tañon Strait on the east and Guimaras Strait and Panay Gulf at the west. These rich coastal areas and fishing grounds continue to be generous to the people of Negros Occidental. In 2019 data of PSA, products from deep-sea fishing, municipal marine and inland waters, and aquaculture reached more than 92 thousand metric tons, showing signs of increase in production especially in municipal water fishing. Production in fisheries in 2018 amounted to 90,485 metric tons.

Based on PSA in 2015, Negros Occidental has a total population of 2,497,261 individuals or 572,574 households.

In terms of poverty, Negros Occidental has an estimated incidence rate of 29.5% among families, according to the 2015 PSA last survey in 2015.

Proportion of families living in extreme poverty or those families who cannot meet the basic food needs and satisfy the nutritional requirements set by the Food and Nutrition Research Institute (FNRI) for economically necessary and socially desirable physical activities was estimated at around 9.8 percent as of the first semester of 2015 compared to 9.4% in 2012. In other words, about nine out of 10 families in Region 6 were able to sustain their basic food needs during the first half of 2015.

In terms of the poverty incidence situation in Negros Occidental, the municipality of Moises Padilla has the highest poverty incidence while city of Bacolod has the lowest.

Agricultural Sector

In 2019, SAAD is implemented seven livelihood projects to be provided for 160 individuals and 24 groups in one municipality of Negros Occidental. However, there is an over target on the individuals provided with interventions because during the planning stage, the assumption production area per beneficiary is one hectare. It turned out that the beneficiaries only have ¼ hectare each, thus, the inputs versus beneficiary ratio decreased which resulted to an increase in the number of beneficiaries.

The selection of municipality is based on PSA’s poverty rates in 2012. Based on PSA 2012, Don Salvador Benedicto has the highest poverty incidence which is 40.7%. Due to limited funds allocated in SAAD Region 6 that time, the Region decided to focus in catering only one municipality for the SAAD Program.

Seven livelihood projects related to rice, vegetable, banana, coffee, cacao, native chicken, goat, and corn production were implemented in Negros Occidental in 2019. The total projects cost Php 18,637,200.00.

2019

Don Salvador Benedicto
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Livelihood Project for Enhanced  Rice Related Activities Pandanon Pandanon Integrated Balangon Farm Workers Association Inc. 150 7,637,000.00
Igmaya-an Farmers Association of Brgy. Igmayaan (FABI) 50
Kumaliskis Kumaliskis Integrated Social Forestry Farmers Association (KISFFA) 50
Bunga Benejewan Intergrated Social Forestry Farmers Association 150
Bagong Silang Bagong Silang Integrated Social Forestry Association (BSISFA) 150
Bago Tribu Bukidnon Barangay Bago Farmers Association 50
Pinowayan Pinowayan Nabingkalan Indigenous Peoples Farmers Association (PNIBFA) 50
Lowland Vegetable Production Pandanon Pandanon Integrated Upland Small Farmers Association (PIUSFA) 95 1,985,700.00
Bagong Silang Bayabas Farmers Small Water Irrigation System Association 60
Bago Brgy. Bago Senior Citizen Farmers Association 58
Banana – Coffee Production Pandanon 3 492,600.00
Igmaya-an 2
Bunga 2
Bagong Silang 2
Bago 2
Banana – Cacao Production Pandanon 2 462,000.00
Igmaya-an 1
Bunga 5
Bagong Silang 2
Bago 1
Native Chicken Production Pandanon Brgy. Pandanon Farmers Association 30 1,012,900.00
Igmaya-an Purok Locsin Farm and Farm Workers Association 30
Kumaliskis Kumaliskis Womens Association 30
Bunga Bunga Womens Association 30
Bagong Silang Bagong Silang Binhi Farmers Association Inc. 30
Bago Bago Integrated Farmers Association 30
Pinowayan Kauswagan sa kababaehan sang Pinowayan Farmers Association 30
Goat Production Pandanon Brgy. Igmayaan Farmers Asociation(BIFA) 30 4,895,000.00
Igmaya-an Pandanon Integrated Social Forestry Farmers Tuguisan Association Inc. 30
Kumaliskis Kumaliskis Integrated Balangon Farmers Association (KIBFA) 21
Bunga Bunga Integrated Social Farmers Association 25
Bagong Silang Pasto  Farmers Association 22
Bago Bago Upland Social Forestry Farmers Association 79
Pinowayan Pinowayan Integrated Social Forestry Farmers Association 30
Livelihood Projects for Enhanced Corn related activities Pandanon 7 2,152,000.00
Igmaya-an 16
Kumaliskis 13
Bunga 48
Bagong Silang 16
Bago 5
Pinowayan 45
TOTAL 1482 18,637,200.00

Fishery Sector

For the fisheries sector in the province, five municipalities were selected for the implementation of various livelihood projects. In total, 156 individual and seven groups were selected to be beneficiaries of the program for FY 2019.

In 2019, a total of Php 11.17 million worth of livelihood projects were provided to 156 fisherfolk beneficiaries. The projects given are Catfish Culture, ME Tilapia Culture, Establishment of Community-based Multi-Specie Freshwater Hatchery, Provision of Fish Snack Cart, Deployment of Shallow Water Payao, and Resource Habitat Rehabilitation: Mangrove Planting

2019

CARDONI
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Catfish Culture Project East, Candoni 16 164,353.00
Gatuslao, Candoni
ME Tilapia Culture East, Candoni 279,825.00
Gatuslao, Candoni
Cabia-an, Candoni
Establishment of Community-based Multi-specie Freshwater Hatchery Candoni, Negros Occidental Candoni Inland Fishery Growers Association 307,829.00
Provision of Fish Snack Cart East, Candoni 145,000.00
TOTAL 16 897,007.00
CAUAYAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Provision of Fiberglass Boat with Accessories Isio, Cauayan Panas-an Small Fisherfolk Association (PASFA) 40 2,054,073.00
Masaling, Cauayan Masaling Fisherfolk Association (MAFA)
Community-based Fishing Supply Distribution Center Isio, Cauayan  Panas-an Small Fisherfolk Association (PASFA) 345,685.00
Provision of Fish Snack Cart Isio, Cauayan 145,000.00
Masaling, Cauayan
Deployment of Shallow Water Payao Isio, Cauayan Panas-an Small Fisherfolk Association (PASFA) 345,400.00
Masaling, Cauayan Masaling Fisherfolk Association (MAFA)
Resource Habitat Rehabilitation: Mangrove Planting Isio, Cauayan Panas-an Small Fisherfolk Association (PASFA) 270,000.00
Masaling, Cauayan Masaling Fisherfolk Association (MAFA)
TOTAL 40 3,160,158.00
HINOBA-AN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Livelihood Training on Fiberglass Boat Fabrication Talacagay, Hinoba-an Esmiralda Farmers and Fisherfolks Association (EFFA) 30 2,250,000.00
Provision of Solar Powered Lamps 165,000.00
Provision of Fish Snack Cart 145,000.00
Resource Habitat Rehabilitation: Mangrove Planting 540,000.00
TOTAL 30 3,100,000.00
SAGAY CITY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Training on FRP Boats Fabrication and Maintenance Vito, Sagay City Vito Vendors Fisherfolks Association (VVFA) 35 450,000.00
Taba-ao, Sagay City Tagnipis Fisherfolk Association (TagFA)
Provision of Crab Pots 177,078.00
Oyster Culture 435,226.00
Milkfish Culture in Cage 472,765.36
Small Scale Fry Bank 136,680.00
Provision of Fish Snack Cart 145,000.00
Provision of processing Utensils for Value-added Products in Support to Livelihood Intervention 146,358.00
Resource Habitat Rehabilitation: Mangrove Planting 270,000.00
TOTAL 35 2,233,107.36
TABOSO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Training on FRP Boats Fabrication and Maintenance Poblacion, Toboso Samahan ng Mananagat nang Brgy. Poblacion (SAMABAP) 35 300,000.00
Provision of Multiple Hook and Line 62,100.00
Community-based Fishing Supply Distribution Center 323,025.00
Milkfish Culture in Cage 709,148.04
Provision of Fish Snack Cart 217,500.00
Provision of processing Utensils for Value-added Products in Support to Livelihood Intervention 102,398.00
Deployment of Shallow Water Payao 69,080.00
TOTAL 35 1,783,251.04

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