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Eastern Samar

LEGENDS
rice Rice Production
corn Corn Production
vegetable Enhanced Vegetable Gardening
goat Goat Production
swine Swine Production
poultry Poultry Production

Eastern Samar, a province in Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) is bounded on the east by the Pacific Ocean. It has a total land area of 461,720 hectares; roughly 237,785 hectares, or 51.5% of its total land area, are classified as agricultural land. 

The province is subdivided into 22 municipalities and one city; twenty of these are located along the coasts, while two are inland municipalities. Its provincial capital, Borongan City, is approximately 550 air-kilometers southeast of Manila, and around 65 air kilometers northeast of its regional capital which is Tacloban City. 

The entire area of the province is rough, hilly covered with dense tropical vegetation. 

According to Lantican (2001), citing Kintanar (1984) in The Science and Practice of Crop Production, Eastern Samar is classified as Type II, with no dry season and with a very pronounced maximum rain period from December to February. There is not a single dry month. Minimum monthly rainfall occurs during the period from March to May. Since the province faces the Pacific Ocean, it is regularly hit by powerful tropical cyclones such as Typhoon Haiyan.

The province’s economy is dominated by agriculture and fishing, which are considered as low-income generating activities. A total of 237,785 hectares in the province is devoted to agriculture. About 95% of the total agricultural land or 225,896 hectares are croplands which are composed mostly of commercial crops such as coconut, abaca, banana and pineapple. One fourth of these croplands, or 56,474 hectares, are intended for food crops such as root crops and palay.

Based on the PSA 2018 data, rice is the major crop of Eastern Samar. It has a total production volume of 59,588 metric tons for a harvested area of 22,496 hectares, giving an average yield of 2.65 metric tons per hectare. Following rice as a major crop (rainfed and irrigated palay) are cassava and sweet potato.

For the poultry sector, the province has the highest production of native or improved chicken. On the other hand, for the livestock sector, the province has the highest on swine production. The PSA recorded that the province has produced 111,668 heads of chicken, and 19,210 heads of swine for the year 2019.

Eastern Samar has its entire east coast facing the Philippine Sea that forms part of the Pacific Ocean, evidently showing its economic dominance in fisheries and agriculture.

Fishing at the eastern side of the province is highly seasonal, being lean during Southwest Monsoon (April-October) and peak during Northeast Monsoon (November-March). On the other hand, municipalities in Carigara Bay experience lean fishing season during Northeast Monsoon and peak fishing season during Southwest Monsoon.

Eastern Samar ranked second among the ten (10) poorest in 2012, and 12th among the 30 poorest provinces in 2015 according to PSA.

The province registered a poverty incidence of 55.4% among families in 2012, decreasing to 37.4% in 2015. The poverty incidence rate recorded last 2015 was the lowest rate the province had since 2006; there has been an 18% decrease in the incidence rate in 2015 data compared from the 2012 data of PSA.

Based on the 2015 data for City and Municipal Level Small Area Poverty Estimates of PSA for Eastern Samar, the municipality of Maslog has consistently been included in the poorest municipalities of the province since 2009. Maslog has the highest poverty incidence of 68.3%, while the city of Borongan has the lowest at 32.3%.

Agriculture Sector

Upon implementation of the SAAD Program, the province identified ten (10) municipalities to be the farmer-partners of the program. These are the municipalities of Jipapad, Arteche, San Policarpio, Maslog, Oras, Dolores, Balangkayan, Hernani, General McArthur, and Quinapondan. The livelihood interventions are in the form of rice, corn, vegetable, poultry, goat, and swine to be given to 2,935 farmer individuals and 141 farmer associations, with a total budget of Php 66,034,000.

2017

ARTECHE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Carapdapan Carapdapan Farmers Association 50 655,000.00
Catumsan Catumsan Farmers Association 30
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening and Swine Fattening Concepcion Concepcion Progressive Farmers Association 29 359,005.00
Rice Production Catumsan 9 1,021,440.00
Concepcion 1
Bigo 25
MacArthur 31
Tawagan 15
Aguinaldo 2
Poultry Production Aguinaldo Aguinaldo Farmers Association 17 992,000.00
Carapdapan 35
Catumsan 11
Tangbo Tangbo Farmers Association 20
Tangbo 16
Campacion 7
Rawis 10
Balud Balud Farmers Association 25
Garden Garden Farmers Association 22
Garden 17
Swine Fattening Bigo 23 2,596,269.00
Concepcion 5
MacArthur 30
Goat Production Bato 15 431,805.00
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Tangbo 44 315,815.00
TOTAL 355 6,371,334.00
BALANGKAYAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Balogo Carocalibtongan Farmers Association 33 210,000.00
Poultry Production and enhanced vegetable Gardening Balogo Balogo Progressive Farmers Association 28 55,000.00
Rice and Poultry Production Balogo Balogon-on Irrigators Association 40 745,000.00
Caisawan Caisawan-Tugas Farmers Irrigators Association 23
Poblacion II Tabi Rice Planters Association 25
Poblacion II Canla-oyon Farmers Association 24
Rice Production Balogo 24 1,151,440.00
Cabay 7
Cantubi 10
Caisawan 8
Guinpoliran 7
Maramag 8
Bangon Bangon Irrigators Association 38
Poblacion II 9
Poblacion IV 3
Poblacion V 5
Corn Production Balogo 3 231,000.00
Cabay 8
Cantubi 8
Caisawan 9
Poblacion V 1
Bangon 1
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Balogo Balogo Farmers Association 21 320,815.00
Caisawan 1
Guinpoliran 9
Maramag 1
Poblacion II 21
Poblacion III 1
Poblacion IV 7
Poblacion V 4
Poultry Production Caisawan 1 867,000.00
Caisawan Caisawan Coco Development Association 32
Maramag Maramag Farmers Association 20
Maramag 2
Bangon 1
Poblacion I 10
Poblacion II 2
Poblacion III 20
Poblacion IV 18
Poblacion V 46
Swine Fattening Poblacion I 16 1,848,192.00
Poblacion II 14
Poblacion III 5
Poblacion IV 4
Poblacion V 3
Goat Production Poblacion IV 15 431,805.00
TOTAL 596 5,860,252.00
DOLORES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Osmeña 39 1,045,760.00
Jicontol 47
Rice and Poultry Production Osmeña Osmeña Farmers Association 40 910,000.00
Jicontol Jicontol Bayanihan Farmers Association 44
Corn Production Jicontol 1 231,000.00
Dapdap 1
Aroganga 1
Buenavista 1
Cabago-an 1
Caglao-an 3
Dampigan 3
Gap-Ang 1
Hinolaso 2
Magongbong 2
San Roque 4
Santa Cruz 7
Tanauan 3
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Dapdap 44 315,815.00
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Dapdap Dapdap Farmers Association 49 65,000.00
Poultry Production Jicontol Jicontol Valley Agri. Services Development Assoc. 31 1,042,000.00
Aroganga Aroganga Farmers Association 46
San Roque San Roque Farmers Association 29
San Roque 33
Santa Cruz Sta. Cruz Farmer Association 40
Bonghon Bonghon Farmers Association 35
Bonghon 20
Malobago 29
San Pascual 18
Malaintos Dolores, E. Samar Agrilivestock FA Inc. 37
Goat Production Dapdap 15 431,805.00
Swine Fattening Santa Cruz 22 1,980,205.00
Denigpi-an 23
TOTAL 671 6,021,585.00
GEN. MACARTHUR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Binalay 5 1,671,440.00
Limbujan 1
Osmeña 4
Brgy. 1 2
Brgy. 3 4
Brgy. 4 1
Brgy. 5 3
Brgy. 7 5
Brgy. 8 2
Calutan GMSCD Irrigators’ Association Inc. 26
Calutan 10
Vigan 2
Domrog 4
Sta. Cruz 5
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Domrog Domrog Rice Farmers Association 25 340,000.00
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Calutan Calutan Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association 23 135,000.00
Vigan Vigan Agrarian Reforn Beneficiaries Association 55
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Sta. Cruz 10 315,815.00
Binalay 10
Vigan 7
San Isidro 14
Pingan 3
Goat Production San Isidro 15 431,805.00
Corn Production Tugop 30 231,000.00
Swine Fattening Binalay 45 1,980,205.00
Poultry Production Domrog 14 1,017,000.00
Binalay Sto. Nino Farmers Association 25
Sta. Cruz Sta. Cruz Women’s Association 21
Sta. Cruz 16
Vigan 35
San Isidro San Isidro Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Association 13
Pingan Pingan Farmers Association 32
Pingan 7
Alang-alang 17
Aguinaldo 7
Sta. Fe Sta. Fe Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 523 6,122,265.00
HERNANI
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. 2 2 1,281,440.00
Brgy. 3 6
Brgy. 4 5
Batang 13
Cancilides 9
Carmen 11
Garawon Garawon Farmers Association 31
Garawon 8
Nagaja 1
Padang 13
San Isidro 6
San Miguel 10
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 3 Brgy. 03, Burabod ARB’s Association 31 190,000.00
Rice and Poultry Production Batang Batang Farmers Association 23 595,000.00
Padang Padang Coco-Organic Farmers Association 77
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 4 2 315,815.00
Brgy. 2 2
Cancilides 31
Nagaja 1
Padang 8
Poultry Production Brgy. 1 5 942,000.00
Brgy. 2 3
Brgy. 3 8
Brgy. 4 21
Batang 2
Cancilides Canciledes Farmer Association 25
Cancilides 8
Nagaja 18
Padang 11
San Isidro San Isidro Rural Association 25
San Isidro 16
San Miguel San Miguel Farmers Association 55
San Miguel 7
Goat Production Padang 15 431,805.00
TOTAL 487 3,756,060.00
JIPAPAD
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice and Poultry Production Brgy. 1 Barangay One Farmers Association 30 2,001,440.00
Brgy. 2 Barangay Two Farmers Association 23
Brgy. 4 Barangay Kwatro Farmers Assciation 120
Roxas Barangay Roxas Farmers Association 37
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 4 JOVFA (Jipapad Organic Vegetable Farmers Association) 26 110,000.00
Brgy. 4 SOMA (Samahan ng Organikong Magsasaka) NG Jipapad 34
Rice Production Brgy. 4 2 1,021,440.00
Cagmanaba 27
Magsaysay 18
San Roque 37
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 4 36 315,815.00
Recare Jipapad Agricultural Development Groups (Recare) 18
Poultry Production Brgy. 4 11 842,000.00
Brgy. 1 16
Cagmanaba 15
Brgy. 2 8
Brgy. 3 Barangay Three Farmers Association 25
Brgy. 3 17
Roxas 14
Goat Production Mabuhay 15 431,805.00
TOTAL 529 4,722,500.00
MASLOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. 1 14 1,021,440.00
Brgy. 2 21
Bulawan 3
Carayacay 3
Libertad 12
Maputi 4
San Miguel 11
Taytay 1
Tugas 10
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 2 Panic-an Irrigators Association, Inc. 42 420,000.00
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 2 Maslog Organic Vegetables Producers Association (MOVePA) 20 55,000.00
Rice and Poultry Production Maputi Maputi Farmers Association 22 335,000.00
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Brgy. 2 44
Corn Production Brgy. 1 3 231,000.00
Brgy. 2 12
Bulawan 2
Carayacay 5
Libertad 1
Maputi 1
San Miguel 3
Tugas 3
Poultry Production Brgy. 2 22 917,000.00
Brgy. 1 Maslog Community Based Agricultural Development Organization 35
Brgy. 1 5
Bulawan 1
Carayacay 8
Libertad 2
Maputi 14
San Miguel Kagtutuba Farmers Association 25
San Miguel 18
Tangbo 16
Taytay 11
Tugas Tugas Rural Improvement Club 20
Tugas 1
Goat Production Carayacay 15 431,805.00
TOTAL 430 3,411,245.00
ORAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Bato 6 1,293,600.00
Binalayan Binalayan Farmers Association 30
Binalayan 8
Buntay 10
Cagpile 10
Cagpile 25
Iwayan 31
Iwayan 10
Kalaw 7
Nadacpan 10
Gamot 6
Rice and Poultry Production Iwayan Iwayan Farmers Association 285,000.00
Rice & Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Dao Dao Rice Farmers Development Association 72 275,000.00
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Dao 44 315,815.00
Goat Production Sabang 15 431,805.00
Poultry Production Cagtoog 10 1,167,000.00
Cagpile Cagpile Farmers Association
Japay 8
Minap-os Minap-os Farmers Association 30
Burak Brgy. Burak Farmers Association 33
Agsam Brgy. Agsam Poultry Raisers Association 50
Naga Brgy. Naga Farmers Association 23
San Eduardo Balirig Farmers Association 26
San Eduardo Tabok Farmers Association 49
San Eduardo 100
San Roque Samahan ng Kababaihan Laban sa Kahirapan Asosasyon 43
Rizal Assosasyon han Rizalnon nga Parag-uma 32
Bantayan Bantayan Farmers Association 25
Swine Fattening Pangudtan 19 2,420,252.00
Sabang 20
Nadacpan 20
TOTAL 772 6,188,472.00
QUINAPONDAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Bagte 1 1,045,760.00
Brgy. 2 2
Brgy. 4 1
Brgy. 5 10
Mabini 26
Rizal 10
San Pedro 4
Sta. Margarita 34
Rice and Poultry Production Mabini Mabini Farmers Livelihood Association 40 725,000.00
Paco Brgy. Paco Farmers Association 12
San Vicente San Vicente Farmers Association 34
Poultry Production and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening San Pedro San Pedro Farmers Association 15 55,000.00
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Sta. Margarita Sta. Margarita Farmers Association 39 160,000.00
Corn Production Bagte 5 231,000.00
Mabini 7
Paco 4
Rizal 1
Brgy. 7 3
Buenavista 4
Cambilla 5
Palactad 1
Goat Production Bagte 15 431,805.00
Swine Fattening Brgy. 5 1 1,980,205.00
Rizal 4
San Pedro 8
Brgy. 7 32
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Rizal Rizal RIC & Women Association 23 320,815.00
Rizal 8
San Pedro 4
Brgy. 7 14
Poultry Production Bagte Brgy. Bagte Vegetables and Rootcrops FA 12 1,042,000.00
Brgy. 5 Ilawod Farmers Association 31
Brgy. 5 1
Rizal Rizal Farmers Association 6
San Vicente 7
Brgy. 7 20
Buenavista Buenavista Fisherfolks and Farmers Association 61
Buenavista 7
Palactad 20
Alang-alang 20
Brgy. 8 Quinapondan Farmer-Irrigators’ Association 17
Brgy. 8 Tinago Irrigators’ Service Association, Inc. 73
Sta. Cruz Sta. Cruz Farmers Livelihood Association 24
Naga Brgy. Naga Women’s Association 67
TOTAL 733 5,991,585.00
SAN POLICARPIO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Alugan 9 1,281,440.00
Bahay 9
Brgy. 2 4
Brgy. 1 5
Brgy. 3 6
Brgy. 4 9
Brgy. 5 Higaron of Singko Farmers & Fishermen Association 50
Brgy. 5 8
Binogawan 7
Baras 5
Cajagwayan 1
Japunan 3
Natividad 2
Pangpang 12
Tabo 2
Sta. Cruz 2
Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Bahay Higaron of Bahay Farmers Association 49 110,000.00
Cajagwayan Higaron of Cajagwayan Farmers Association 45
Rice, Poultry and Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Binogawan Higaron of Binogawan Farmer and Fishermen Association 50 160,000.00
Rice and Poultry Production Japunan Japunan Rice Farmer Association 30 155,000.00
Poultry Production Alugan Higaron of Alugan Farmers & Fisherfolks Association 44 992,000.00
Alugan 21
Bahay 9
Brgy. 1 Higaron of Rawis Farmers and Fishermen Association 55
Brgy. 3 Higaron of San Policarpo Integrated Farmers Association 44
Baras Higaron of Baras Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 46
Binogawan 15
Cajagwayan 15
Japunan 16
Natividad 1
Tabo 1
Sta. Cruz Higaron of Sta. Cruz Farmers;Fisherfolks Association 77
Sta. Cruz 18
Bangon Higaron of Brgy. Bangon Farmers Association 60
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Alugan 9 315,815.00
Bahay 4
Brgy. 5 3
Baras 3
Binogawan 9
Cajagwayan 3
Japunan 5
Pangpang 4
Swine Fattening Japunan 20 2,420,252.00
Pangpang 16
Sta. Cruz 1
Bangon 18
Goat Production Sta. Cruz 8 431,805.00
Bangon 7
TOTAL 840 5,866,312.00

2018

ARTECHE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Campacion 2 29,800.00
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
BALANGIGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 1 2 29,800.00
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
BALANGKAYAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 2 1 29,800.00
Brgy. No. 5 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
BORONGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production San Saturnino 1 29,800.00
Sta. Fe 1
Swine Production Cagbonga 21 2,175,400.00
Bayobay 22
Poultry Production Cagbonga 20 1,457,000.00
Bayobay 20
TOTAL 85 3,662,200.00
CAN-AVID
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Cansangaya 1 29,800.00
Solong 1
Corn Production Solong Solong Farmers Association 32 250,500.00
TOTAL 34 280,300.00
DOLORES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Cabago-an 1 44,700.00
Hinolaso 1
Gap-ang 1
TOTAL 3 44,700.00
GEN. MACARTHUR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Calutan 1 14,900.00
TOTAL 1 14,900.00
GIPORLOS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 7 1 29,800.00
Parina 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
HERNANI
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 3 1 14,900.00
Swine Production Nagaja 19 2,175,400.00
Padang 24
Poultry Production Nagaja 15 1,457,000.00
Padang 25
TOTAL 84 3,647,300.00
JIPAPAD
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 2 1 29,800.00
Brgy. No. 3 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
LAWAAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Taguite 1 29,800.00
Maslog 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
LLORENTE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Barobo 1 29,800.00
Magtino 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
MASLOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 1 1 29,800.00
Libertad 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
MAYDOLONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Maytigbao 1 14,900.00
TOTAL 1 14,900.00
ORAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Agsam 1 29,800.00
Trinidad 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
QUINAPONDAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Sta. Margarita 1 44,700.00
Sta. Cruz 1
San Vicente 1
TOTAL 3 44,700.00
SALCEDO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Seguinion 1 14,900.00
TOTAL 1 14,900.00
SAN JULIAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production San Isidro 1 29,800.00
San Miguel 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
SAN POLICARPIO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Pang-pang 1 29,800.00
Bahay 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
SULAT
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Baybay 1 29,800.00
San Juan 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00
TAFT
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production San Luis 1 29,800.00
Nato 1
TOTAL 2 29,800.00

2019

ARTECHE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Aguinaldo 4 876,512.00
Bigo Bigo Farmers Association 21
Catumsan 35
Campacion Campacion Farmers Association 20
9
Poultry Production Carapdapan 32 2,269,880.00
TOTAL 121 3,146,392.00
BORONGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Bayobay Bayobay Livestock and Vegetable Producers Association 32 1,318,000.00
Cagbonga Cagbonga Backyard Swine and Duck Breeders Association 51
TOTAL 83 1,318,000.00
DOLORES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Dapdap Dapdap Farmers Association 49 1,015,728
Dina-elan and Culanos Farmers Association 22
29
Malaintos Malaintos Organic Rice Farmers Association 19
Poultry Production Magongbong 16 2,269,880.00
Gap-ang 16
TOTAL 151 3,285,608.00
GEN. MACARTHUR
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Aguinaldo 3 598,080.00
Calutan 14
Domrog 25
Brgy. No. 1 1
Brgy. No. 3 2
Brgy. No. 4 2
Sta. Cruz 1
Poultry Production San Isidro 32 2,269,880.00
TOTAL 80 2,867,960.00
HERNANI
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Brgy. No. 2 1 598,080.00
Brgy. No. 3 14
Batang 7
Carmen 6
Garawon 3
Padang 8
San Isidro 7
San Miguel 2
Poultry Production Brgy. No. 4 10 2,530,990.00
Padang Padang SAAD Swine and Mallard Producers Asociation 45
4
Nagaja Nagaja SAAD Swine and Poultry Production Raisers Association 41
8
San Isidro 10
TOTAL 166 3,129,070.00
ORAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Sabang Sabang Goat Raisers Association 35 103,610.00
TOTAL 35 103,610.00
QUINAPONDAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Mabini 26 598,080.00
Sta. Margarita 22
Poultry Production Mabini 9 2,269,880.00
Sta. Margarita 23
TOTAL 80 2,867,960.00
SAN POLICARPIO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Brgy. No. 5 Higaron of Singko Farmers and Fishermen Association 50 103,610.00
TOTAL 50 103,610.00

2020

Municipality of Arteche
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Vegetable Production Tangbo Samahang Magsasaka Ng Tangbo 22 284,580.00
Layer Chicken Production Campacion Campacion Farmer Association 24 2,119,500.00
Swine Production Catumsan Catumsan SAAD Livestock and Rice Farmers Association 42 852,485.00
Swine Production and Layer Chicken Production Support - Feeds (Savings) Carapdapan Carapdapan SAAD Poultry Farmers Association 30 1,069,985.00
TOTAL     118 4,326,550.00
Municipality of Balangkayan
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Vegetable Production Poblacion I Tabi Rice Planters Association 3 284,580.00
Poblacion II 18
Poblacion III 1
Poblacion IV 5
TOTAL     27 284,580.00
Municipality of Dolores
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Sweet Corn Production & Layer Chicken Production Support - Feeds (Savings) Magongbong Magongbong Agrilivestock Farmers Association 21 696,500.00
Vegetable Production Aroganga Aroganga Rice and Coconut Farmers Association 17 284,580.00
Swine Production Japitan Barangay Japitan SAAD Farmers Association 24 852,485.00
Barangay 14 Barangay 14 SAAD Crops and Livestock Producers Association 24 852,485.00
Kalamansi Production (Savings) Santa Cruz Santa Cruz Farmers Association 62 42,210.00
San Roque Upstream Integrated Farmers Livelihood Association 36 42,210.00
TOTAL     184 2,073,970.00
Municipality of Gen. Macarthur
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Swine Production Vigan Vigan Integrated Development Worker Association 21 852,485.00
Aguinaldo Aguinaldo Livestock Production Raisers Assocaition 28 852,485.00
Vegetable Production Pingan Pingan Vegetable Producers Association 49 284,580.00
Kalamansi Production Roxas Brgy. Roxas Farmers Asociation (Sitio Inuolangohan Group) 18 152,600.00
Layer Chicken Production Support - Feeds (Savings) San Isidro San Isidro Farmers Association 32 217,500.00
TOTAL     148 2,359,650.00
Municipality of Quinapondan
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Swine Production Bagte Brgy. Bagte Vegetables and Rootcrops FA 23 852,485.00
Kalamansi Production San Vicente San Vicente Farmers Association 41 152,600.00
Kalamansi and Layer Chicken Production Alang-alang Barangay Alang-alang Organic Farmers Association 15 2,172,350.00
Layer Chicken Production Support - Feeds (Savings) Santa Margarita Margarita Mabini SAAD Farmers Association 23 217,500.00
Mabini 9
TOTAL     111 3,394,935.00
Municipality of Taft
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Kalamansi Production (Savings) San Pablo Brgy. San Pablo Sandigan Womens Handy Craft Association 20 45,000.00
Polangi Polangi Rural Improvement Club 16 45,000.00
Layer Chicken Production - (Savings) Mabuhay Mabuhay Kabukid Farmers Association 15 780,500.00
  Polangi Polangi Farmers Association 21 780,500.00
TOTAL     72 1,651,000.00
Municipality of Can-Avid
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Kalamansi Production (Savings) Rawis Far East Integrated Farmers Association 3 42,165.00
Brgy. 4   8
Solong Dinamatan Diversified Farmers Association 19 42,165.00
TOTAL     30 84,330.00
Municipality of Borongan
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Layer Chicken and Duck Production Support - Feeds (Savings) Cagbonga Cagbonga Backyard Swine and Duck Breeders Association 41 450,000.00
Bayobay Bayobay SAAD Livestock and Vegetable Production Association 42
TOTAL     83 450,000.00
Municipality of Hernani
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of members Amount (Php)
Duck Production Support - Feeds (Savings) Nagaja Nagaja SAAD Poultry and Swine Raisers Association 38 112,500.00
Padang Brgy. Padang SAAD Mallard and Swine Producers Association 43 112,500.00
TOTAL     81 225,000.00

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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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