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Northern Samar

LEGENDS
swine Swine Production
goat Sustainable Goat Production
chicken Poultry Production
corn Corn Production
rice cutter Rice Production (rice cutter)
rice Rice Production
vegetable Vegetable Production

Part of the Eastern Visayas Region (Region VIII) is Northern Samar. One of the three (3) provinces in Samar Island, it has a total land area of 3,498 square kilometers or 349,800 hectares.

Northern Samar, which is considered a second-class province, is composed of 24 municipalities and 569 barangays; its provincial capital is Catarman.

It has a very rugged terrain with restricted plains and valleys. The river valleys are low-lying and often interrupted by hills. These hills reach their highest elevation at 850 meters in Mt. Capotoan in Palapag. The interior of the mainland consists of highly dissected hills and mountain peaks. Low-lying hills are found between the coastal plains of Palapag, the river valley of Gamay and the Catubig Valley.

According to Lantican (2001), citing Kintanar (1984) in The Science and Practice of Crop Production, Northern Samar’s climate is classified as Type II. this means that it has no dry season and with a very pronounced maximum rain period from December to February. There is not a single dry month and minimum monthly rainfall occurs during the period from March to May.

The province is set near the breeding ground of typhoons, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) has recorded 48 typhoons from 1948 to 2009. The typhoon occurs three times every two years.

About 69% (243,084 ha) of the province’s land are agricultural areas. In terms of the agricultural area by land use, coconut ranks first with 120,964.90 hectares used as per Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) report of FY 2014.

Based on PSA (2018), coconut is the major crop produced by the province with a total volume of production of 269,848 metric tons for a harvested area of 84,250 ha, giving an average yield of 3.2MT per hectare. Following coconut as a major crop are palay, sweet potato and banana.

The municipalities of Laoang and Las Navas have the highest volume of rice production, while San Vicente and Biri have the lowest. This is attributed to the presence of water resources, such as beaches and rivers, in lieu of agricultural lands. Most of the municipalities though have adequate areas for rice production. However, some are not blessed with such land resources.

For the poultry sector, native or improved chicken has the highest production, followed by ducks. The PSA recorded that the province has produced 100,105 heads of chicken and 23,550 heads of duck for the year 2019. For the livestock sector, the province has the highest production of swine. The province had produced a total of 9,163 heads of swine for 2019.

Northern Samar, with a coastline of 13,710.07 km and a total land area of 3,692.93 square kilometers, occupies the northern section of Samar Island in the Eastern Visayas region. The province is bounded on the north by the San Bernardino Strait, on the east by the Pacific Ocean, on the west by the Samar Sea, on the southwest by Samar Province, and on the southeast by Eastern Samar.

It is composed of 20 coastal municipalities with 221 coastal barangays and 22, 231 registered fisherfolk (MFRS). It also has 1,731 registered fishing boats, of which 865 are motorized and 866 are non-motorized (BFAR).

Its major fishing grounds are Samar Sea, San Bernardino Strait, and Pacific Ocean. These fishing grounds serve as breeding places for various species like Spanish mackerel, grouper, tuna, big-eyed scad, herring, anchovies, salmon, round scad and siganids. The province also has other marine resources that include crustaceans and mollusks, i.e. crabs, shrimp, squid, cuttlefish, lobster and octopus.

In the 4th quarter of 2019, the biggest contributor in terms of volume of production is municipal fishing  at 4,573 metric tons, followed by commercial at 728, and last is aquaculture at 196 (PSA, 2019).

Northern Samar has the Regional Brackishwater Aquaculture Production Center at Lavezares. Various hatcheries and processing facilities can also be found in different municipalities.

Northern Samar has been consistently included in the cluster with the highest poverty incidence among families in 2006, 2009, and 2012 along with Eastern Samar, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Masbate, Sarangani and Zamboanga del Norte. It has recorded a 43.5% poverty incidence among families last 2012.  It is the only province in the region that has increased its poverty rate for the year 2015. It went from 43.5% in 2012 to 51.5% by 2015.

However, significant improvement in poverty incidence among families between 2015 & 2018 were noted in Northern Samar. The province recorded its biggest decline in poverty incidence among families from 51.5% in 2015 to 27.4% in 2018. This was highlighted during the NEDA 8 Statement on the 2018 Full-Year Poverty Statistics of Eastern Visayas last January 31, 2020 in Tacloban City.

In terms of the poverty situation in Northern Samar, the municipality of Silvino Lobos has the highest poverty incidence at 78.5% while the municipality of Allen has the lowest at 33.4%.

Based on the 2015 Data for City and Municipal Level Small Area Poverty Estimates of PSA for Northern Samar, the municipality of Silvino Lobos has consistently ranked 1st for the years 2009, 2012 and 2015, respectively. Though it has a decrease in poverty incidence for the year 2015 compared to the previous years, it is still the poorest municipality in the province.

Agriculture Sector

The program was implemented in the province in 2017 with a total number of 10 livelihood projects with a total amount of Php 64,535,000 for 3,083 farmer individuals and 90 farmer associations.

2017

Allen
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Cabacungan Cabacungan Farmers Association 22 4,739,895.00
Cabacungan 42
Calarayan 18
Tasvilla Tasvilla Farmers Association 37
Victoria 12
Kinaguitman 12
Lagundi Brgy. Lagundi Water Sustainability and Development Workers Association 28
Lagundi 3
Looc 1
Sabang II 21
Londres 4
Kinabranan 10
Jubasan 36
Bonifacio 7
Frederick 3
Sta. Rita 4
Alejandro 4
Rice & Poultry Production Lipata Lipata Farmers Association 42 2,188,835.00
Lipata 88
Guin-arawayan Guin-arawayan Farmers Association 50
Guin-arawayan 39
TOTAL 483 6,928,730.00
BIRI
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Gardening Progress Progresso Farmers Association 20 462,424.00
Poblacion Biri Farmers Association 20
Sustainable Goat Production Kauswagan 1 272,043.00
Pio del Pilar 1
Sto. Nino 6
Talisay 1
Vegetable and Goat Production Progress 3 423,178.00
Poblacion 11
TOTAL 63 1,157,645.00
BOBON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry and Swine Production Somoroy Moronporon Somoroy Farmers Association (MORSOFA) 30 1,952,404.00
JP Laurel Brgy. J.P. Laurel Farmers Association 31
Quezon Brgy. Quezon Farmers Association 40
Swine Fattening Acereda 12 537,936.00
TOTAL 113 2,490,340.00
CAPUL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production San Luis Riverside Farmers Association 75 1,602,311.00
Sawang Sawang Integrated Farmers Association 40
Vegetable Gardening Landusan 15 145,115.00
Sustainable Goat Production Oson 4 241,816.00
Aguin 2
Jubang 2
Rice and Vegetable Production Sawang 4 988,372.00
Poblacion 5 Diraya Farmers Association 38
Rice, Vegetable and Goat Production Poblacion 5 21 717,018.00
San Luis 17
TOTAL 218 3,694,632.00
CATARMAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Polangui 48 346,400.00
Swine Fattening Cag-abaca 2 179,312.00
Narra 1
Yakal 1
Poultry Production Bangkerohan Bangkerohan Farmers Association 28 515,840.00
Old Rizal Old Rizal Integrated Organic Rural Improvement Club Association 30
Cawayan Cawayan-UEP Farmers Association 34
Daganas 4
New Rizal New Rizal Farmers Association 24
New Rizal 3
Somoge 5
Jose Abad 1
Macagtas 1
Molave Brgy. Molave Farmers Association 42
Molave 1
UEP 1
Baybay 2
Gebulwangan 1
Swine and Poultry Production Bangkerohan 13 2,008,188.00
Washington 3
Libjo 8
Liberty 6
Dalakit 10
Cal-igang 4
Cawayan 13
Old Rizal 7
Cervantes 14
TOTAL 307 3,049,740.00
CATUBIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Swine Fattening Calingnan 12 1,568,980.00
Cagbugna 9
Cagmanaba 1
Guibuangan 7
Sagudsuron 6
Sustainable Goat Production San Francisco 25 755,675.00
Poultry Production (incubator)-repeat order Cagugubngan Cagugubngan Farmers Association 26 75,000.00
TOTAL 86 2,399,655.00
GAMAY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice production Cabarasan Cabarasan P4MP 20 1,198,200.00
Cabarasan 12
Vegetable Gardening GM Osias G.M.Osias P4MP 58 406,770.00
GM Osias 16
Poultry Production Bato Bato P4MP 18 808,000.00
Bato 13
Burabod Burabod P4MP 21
Burabod 19
Bonifacio 13
Rice and Poultry Production Cadac-an Cadac-an P4MP 34 1,198,080.00
Cadac-an 41
TOTAL 265 3,611,050.00
LAOANG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Bobolosan 4 303,100.00
Cangcahepus 8
Catigbian 4
La Perla 4
Simora 8
Vegetable Gardening Cabadiangan Cabadiangan Farmers Association 35 83,560.00
Marubay Marubay Farmers Association 43
Candawid Candawid Farmers Association 41
Candawid 2
Poultry Production Aguadahan Aguadahan Rural Improvement Organization 35 703,774.00
Aguadahan 4
Binaticlan Binaticlan Farmers Association 51
Binaticlan 6
Aroganga Brgy. Aroganga Fisherfolks Association 41
Calomotan 4
Canyomanao 4
Dona Luisa Brgy. Doña Luisa Fisherfolks Association 44
Inamlan Brgy. Inamlan Fisherfolks Association 40
Langob Brgy. Langob Fisherfolks Association 35
Magsaysay Brgy. Magsaysay Fisherfolks Association 38
Magsaysay 2
Mualbua Brgy. Mualbual Fisherfolks Association 26
Sangcol 8
Sustainable Goat Production San Miguel Heights 1 30,227.00
Corn and Vegetable Production Cabadiangan 18 366,511.00
Marubay 19
Poultry and Goat Production Aroganga 12 1,176,193.00
Dona Luisa 9
Inamlan 12
Langob 13
Mualbua 12
TOTAL 583 2,663,365.00
LAPINIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice production Cahagwayan 4 253,640.00
Look 3
Can Omanio 1
May-igot 7
Canmaria 2
Rice, Vegetable and Poultry Production Potong Norte 21 2,825,525.00
Potong Del Sur Dungas Farmers Association 25
Potong Del Sur 28
Lapinig Norte 34
Lapinig Sur Lapinig Farmers Association 25
Lapinig Sur 32
Alang-alang 12
Mabini Mabini Farmers Association 37
Rice and Poultry Production Pio Del Pilar 7 331,520.00
Palanas 5
Bagacay 6
Imelda 4
Mabini 5
TOTAL 258 3,410,685.00
LAS NAVAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (incubator) – repeat order Magsaysay Magsaysay Integrated Farmers Association 50 75,000.00
TOTAL 50 75,000.00
LAVEZARES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Libas Barobagacay Farmers Irrigators Association, Inc. 66 4,966,050.00
Villa Villa Farmers Assication 41
Villa 1
Caburihan Pandango Farmers Association 55
Caragas Caragas Farmers Association 22
San Miguel San Miguel Farmers Irrigators Association 60
MacArthur MacArthur Farmers Association 35
MacArthur 15
Cataogan 1
Balicuatro 2
Poultry Production San Agustin Samahan ng Kababaihan Pangkabuhayan ng San Agustin 20 921,360.00
San Agustin 15
Ocad Farmers and Fisherfolks Association of Barangay Ocad 80
Rice and Swine Production Libas 88 2,248,305.00
TOTAL 501 8,135,715.00
LOPE DE VEGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Gardening Bonifacio Samahan ng Kababaihan sa Barangay (SAMAKABA) 26 406,770.00
26
Poultry Production (incubator)- repeat order Poblacion Poblacion Farmers Association 28 75,000.00
Bayho Bayho Farmers Association 20
TOTAL 100 481,770.00
MAPANAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Del Norte 5 1,179,520.00
E. Laodenio Mapanas United Farmers Association, MUFA 115
Santa Potenciana 67
TOTAL 187 1,179,520.00
MONDRAGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Nenita 9 129,900.00
San Juan 2
Bagasbas 1
Swine Fattening Talolora 10 448,280.00
Poultry Production (incubator)- repeat order Hinabangan Hinabangan Multi-Purpose Association 16 75,000.00
Flormina Flormina Agricultural Farmers Association 19
Bugko Sitio Palanas Farmers Association 22
Corn and Swine Production Flormina 10 1,337,200.00
Makiwalo 4
Eco 9
Chitongco 15
Bugko 7
TOTAL 124 1,990,380.00
PALAPAG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Matambag Matambag Farmers Association 25 1,154,520.00
11
Napo Casagana Farmers Association 32
Napo Farmers Association 44
15
Talolora Talolora Farmers Association 25
2
Paysud 1
Natawo Natawo Farmers Association 38
7
Bangon Bangon Farmers Association 43
3
Capacujan, 5
Cabariwan 2
Monbon 3
Mapno 1
Nipa 3
TOTAL 260 1,154,520.00
PAMBUJAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Canjumadal 9 178,612.50
Manajao 4
Dona Anecita 3
Cabarian 2
Poultry Production (layer) Cababtoan Cababtoan-Cabanan Rice and Vegetable Farmers Association 17 1,034,369.48
Ynaguingayan 17
Poblacion 7 Brgy. Seven Farmers Association 19
Poblacion 8 17
Corn, Poultry and Swine Production Cababtoan 22 535,105.32
Poblacion 7 27
Poultry and Swine Production Tula 19 536,024.20
Corn and Swine Production San Ramon 14 810,788.50
Camparanga 9
TOTAL 179 3,094,900.00
ROSARIO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Buenavista Buenavista Farmers Association 29 520,000.00
Ligaya Ligaya Farmers Association 21
Poultry Production (incubator)-repeat order Bantolinao Bantolinao-Bariis Farmers Association 31 50,000.00
San Lorenzo Pinamucran Irrigators Farmers Association 37
Rice and Swine Production Bantolinao 11 2,836,575.00
San Lorenzo 22
Jamoog 13
Buenavista 15
Commonwealth 21
Salhag 21
Ligaya 12
Guindaulan 4
Rice and Poultry Production (Incubator) repeat order Guindaulan Guindaulan Upland Farmers Association 37 285,000.00
TOTAL 274 3,691,575.00
SAN ANTONIO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Manraya 7 71,120.00
Poultry and Sustainable Goat Production Burabod 7 485,150.00
Ward III 3
Rizal 9
Pilar 8
Vegetable, Poultry and Goat Production Ward I 16 1,312,535.00
Ward II 8
San Nicolas 7
Dalupirit 19
Vinistahan 19
Vegetable and Poultry Production Ward I Green Island Farmers, Fisherfolks and Multi-Purpose Association (GIFFAMA Assoc.) 30 215,000.00
Ward II 5
Ward III 4
Dalupirit Dalupirit Vinisitahan Farmers Association (DAVIFA) 20
Vinisitahan 14
San Nicolas San Nicolas Women Association 21
TOTAL 197 2,083,805.00
SAN ISIDRO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Gardening Poblacion Sur Barayong Farmers Association 5 406,770.00
Poblacion Norte 15
San Roque 20
Poultry Production Happy Valley 22 921,360.00
Seven Hills 10
Poblacion 4
Buenavista 7
San Juan San Juan Farmfish Association 39
Mabuhay 5
Palanit Palanit Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 43
Caglanipao Caglanipao Farmers Association 37
TOTAL 207 1,328,130.00
SAN JOSE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Gengarog Inanahawan Farmers Irrigators Assoc., Inc. 38 1,870,477.00
Tubigdanao Tubigdanao Farmers Association 29
Bagongsabang 30
Swine Fattening Layuhan 35 1,568,980.00
Rice and Poultry Production (Incubator) – reapeat order Geratag Geratag Farmers Association 48 1,501,168.00
Bonglas San Jose (P4MP) Pambansang Mananalon Magbabaol Mag uuma Magsasaka ng Pilipinas 55
TOTAL 235 4,940,625.00
SAN ROQUE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Zone 5 1 10,825.00
Swine Fattening Zone 1 10 448,280.00
Poultry Production Lawaan 9 556,430.50
Molabago 5
Tula 2
Galutan 1
Balnasan Balnasan Small Farmers Association 40
Zone 4 8
Balud Barangay Balud Small Farmholders Organization, BBSFO 37
Dale Brgy. Dale Small Farmers Association 41
Corn, Swine and Poultry Production Balnasan 36 756,484.58
Swine and Poultry Production Balud 8 964,078.84
Pagsang-an 11
Zone 2 18
Corn and Poultry Production Bantayan 17 358,801.08
Dale 13
TOTAL 257 3,094,900.00
SAN VICENTE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Sustainable Goat Production Maragat 1 30,227.00
Vegetable and Sustainable Goat Production Mongolbongol 42 1,132,218.00
Destacado 31
Punta 34
TOTAL 108 1,162,445.00
SILVINO LOBOS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (Incubator) repeat order Genagasan Genagasan Farmers Association 30 75,000.00
Cabungaan Cabungaan Farmers Association 35
Swine Fattening and Vegetable Production Poblacion 1 8 1,784,453.50
Poblacion 2 8
Poblacion 3 41
Vegetable Gardening Poblacion 3 Kabalikat sa Tunay na Pagbabago at Kaunlaran (Katuparan) Association 38 191,296.50
Cababayogan 2
Casapa 1
San Isidro 4
Gebonawan 8
Aniningalan 1
Genagasan 1
San Antonio 1
TOTAL 178 2,050,750.00
VICTORIA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Gardening Acedillo Acedillo Farmers Association 38 406,770.00
Acedillo 21
Buenasuerte Buenasuerte Rural Improvement Club (RIC) 23
Buenasuerte 19
Poultry Production Maxvilla Barangay Association of Farmers & Fisherfolks, BAFF 62 921,360.00
San Miguel 20
Poblacion Victoria Community Development Cooperative, Inc., VICODECO 175
Pasabuena 25
TOTAL 383 1,328,130.00

2018

BOBON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Dancalan 1 79,840.00
Balat-balud 1
Arellano 1
Quezon 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
CATARMAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Daganas 1 79,840.00
Cal-igang 1
Imelda 1
Galutan 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
CATUBIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Hitapi-an 1 79,840.00
San Jose (hibubullao) 1
Tangbo 1
Sagudsuron 1
Poultry Production (mallard) Cagugubngan 40 809,000.00
TOTAL 44 888,840.00
LAOANG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Cabulaloan 1 79,840.00
La Perla 1
Lawaan 1
Vigo 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
LAS NAVAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Bukid 1 79,840.00
Magsaysay 1
Bugay 1
Geguinta 1
Poultry Production (mallard) Magsaysay 40 809,000.00
TOTAL 44 888,840.00
LAVEZARES
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production (Power Tiller) San Agustin San Agustin Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 32 250,000.00
TOTAL 32 250,000.00
LOPE DE VEGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (Native Chicken) Poblacion 36 1,114,200.00
Bayho 24
TOTAL 60 1,114,200.00
MAPANAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) E. Laodenio 1 79,840.00
Sta. Potenciana 2
Jubasan 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
MONDRAGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Nenita 1 79,840.00
Hinabangan 1
Imelda 1
Bugko 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
PALAPAG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Osmena 1 79,840.00
Paysud 1
Magsaysay 1
Matambag 1
Corn Production (power tiller) Osmena Gadgad Farmers Association 24 250,000.00
TOTAL 28 329,840.00
PAMBUJAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice production (rice cutter) Canjumadal 1 346,400.00
Ginulgan 1
Dona Anecita 1
Camparanga 1
Poultry Production (mallard) San Ramon 14 79,840.00
Manahao 23
Cabarian 3
TOTAL 44 426,240.00
SAN ROQUE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production (rice cutter) Dale 1 79,840.00
Bantayan 1
Zone 3 1
Balud 1
TOTAL 4 79,840.00
SILVINO LOBOS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (Native) Genagasan 30 986,000.00
Cabungaan 30
TOTAL 60 986,000.00

2019

CATUBIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Production D. Mercader 20 344,325.00
Nabulo 20
TOTAL 40 344,325.00
LAS NAVAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Magsaysay Magsaysay Integrated Farmers Association 80 1,700,000.00
Bulao Bunamas  Farmers Irrigators Assoc., Inc. 30
Bubosan Irrigators Service Association, Inc. 34
20
Vegetable Production Magsaysay 20 344,325.00
Dolores 20
TOTAL 184 2,044,325.00
LOPE DE VEGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (Native Chicken) General Luna 40 742,800.00
Corn Production (power tiller) Lower Caynaga Lower Caynaga RIC 35 250,000.00
Sustainable Goat Production San Miguel 31 2,196,500.00
Curry 9
TOTAL 115 3,189,300.00
MAPANAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Gardening Sta. Potenciana 30 344,325.00
Del Norte 10
TOTAL 40 344,325.00
MONDRAGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production (power tiller) Nenita Nenita Farmers Association 35 250,000.00
Sustainable Goat Production Chitongco 3
Bugko 13
La Trinidad 8
San Agustin 8
Makiwalo 7
Talolora 1
TOTAL 75 250,000.00
PALAPAG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production (power tiller) Cabatuan Cabatuan Farmers Association 24 250,000.00
TOTAL 24 250,000.00
PAMBUJAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Cabarian Busak Farmers Association 51 1,700,000.00
26
Camparanga 12
Cababtoan 11
San Ramon 1
Manahao Manahao Farmers Association 43
Poultry Production (native) Cabarian 23 921,000.00
Camparanga 10
Cababtoan 5
Ynanahan 1
San Ramon 1
Vegetable Production Cabarian 23 344,325.00
Camparanga 10
Cababtoan 5
San Ramon 1
Inanahawan 1
TOTAL 224 2,965,325.00
SAN ROQUE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Rice Production Cabarian Busak Farmers Association 51 1,700,000.00
26
Camparanga 12
Cababtoan 11
San Ramon 1
Manahao Manahao Farmers Association 43
Poultry Production (native) Cabarian 23 921,000.00
Camparanga 10
Cababtoan 5
Ynanahan 1
San Ramon 1
Sustainable Goat Production Balnasan 27 2,196,500.00
Coroconob 1
Balud 2
Zone 3 8
Dale 2
TOTAL 40 2,196,500.00
SILVINO LOBOS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production (Native) Poblacion 1 10 921,000.00
Poblacion 2 5
Poblacion 3 23
Cababayogan 2
 Corn Production (Power tiller) Genagasan Genagasan Farmers Association 25 250,000.00
TOTAL 65 1,171,000.00

2020

Municipality of Catubig
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Mallard Duck Production D. Mercader D. Mercader Farmers Association 21 2,274,300.00
Calingnan Calingnan Farmers Association 15
Nabulo Vegetable and Rice Association Rural Improvement Club (VRARIC) 16
Swine Production Calingnan Rural Improvement Club (RIC) 17 854,485.00
TOTAL     69 3,128,785.00
Municipality of Las Navas
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Mallard Duck Production Geguinta Geguinta Farmers Association 20 1,516,200.00
San Fernando San Fernando Farmers Association 19
TOTAL     39 1,516,200.00
Municipality of Lope De Vega
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken & Vegetable Production Lower Caynaga Lower Caynaga RIC 27 594,380.00
Swine Production Getigo Getigo RIC 34 854,485.00
TOTAL     61 1,448,865.00
Municipality of Mondragon
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Mallard Duck Production Flormina Flormina Agricultural Farmers Association 25 758,100.00
Swine Production Chitongco Brgy. Chitongco Farmers Association 17 854,485.00
TOTAL     42 1,612,585.00
Municipality of Pambujan
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Mallard Duck Production Canjumadal Canjumadal Farmers Association 17 1,516,200.00
Giparayan Cagkawayan-Giparayan Farmers Association 19
Swine Production Cabarian Busak Farmers Association 53 854,485.00
TOTAL     89 2,370,685.00
Municipality of Silvino Lubos
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Swine Production Brgy. 3 Kabalikat sa Tunay na Pagbabago at Kaunlaran (KATUPARAN) 21 854,485.00
TOTAL     21 854,485.00

DA-SAAD Region 8 implementers trained on pests, diseases management

QUEZON CITY, October 18, 2021- Thirty-seven (37) Special Area for Agricultural Development Program implementers were trained on pests and diseases management by experts from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region…

No Excuses: a PWD’s affair with farming

Discrimination, in any form, exists. That is why a person with disability (PWD) like Mr. Raul Portes Banjawan of Brgy. Lipata, Allen, Northern Samar is being criticized as an individual…

The Making of a Farmer–Entrepreneur

Rural development is increasingly linked to entrepreneurship, which is seen as an intervention that could promote and speed up the development process. To meet the challenges of becoming agricultural entrepreneurs,…

NEDA says SAAD contributes to Region 8’s decrease in poverty

TACLOBAN CITY, 31 January 2020 – In her report, National Economic Development Agency (NEDA) VIII Officer-in-Charge Regional Director Meylene C. Rosales said that the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

DA Secretary Dar at SAAD Saga in Region 8: rural farmers, heroes of the countryside

PALO, LEYTE – “Rural farmers are the heroes of the countryside.” The Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William D. Dar emphasized the big role of the rural farmers as heroes…

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…

Farm equipment and machineries distributed by SAAD to the farmers’ associations of Samar Province

SAMAR PROVINCE - A total number of eighty-five (85) farmers’ associations from the Province of Samar received farm equipment and machineries. These were turned over to them by the Office…

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,…

Broadening the plate of DA interventions

EASTERN VISAYAS—The Philippine population is expected to increase significantly over the next three decades, but our capacity for food production will struggle to keep pace. Because humanity has to feed…

SAAD Region 8 targets to obligate and disburse 90% by midyear 2018

TACLOBAN CITY, LEYTE – “I think hindi imposible na target namin ay maging number one in the SAAD areas in terms of physical (distribution) and financial utilization”, said Special Area…

SAAD Program helps swine production continually grow in Northern Samar

NORTHERN SAMAR – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture helps the province of Northern Samar continually grow its production of swine with the…

Northern Samar broadens farmers’ knowledge on rice production

NORTHERN SAMAR – “The only source of knowledge is experience.” With the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s aim to socially prepare farmers on various…

SAAD Northern Samar distributes hundred sets of farm equipment

NORTHERN SAMAR - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office VIII held a ceremonial distribution of farm equipment to its farmer…

SAAD Program holds Turn Over Ceremony to Northern Samar farmer-beneficiary

May 25, 2017 | The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program hands down agricultural interventions to the farmer-beneficiary of Northern Samar at Leyte Park Resort Hotel, Tacloban City, Leyte.…

SAAD in Northern Samar conducts Social Preparation to farmer beneficiaries in 12 corn areas

April 24, 2017 | The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Northern Samar conducted an Orientation on Season Long Farmers Field School (FFS) on Integrated Corn Production and…

DA downloads three P25m checks to three Samar provinces under SAAD

TACLOBAN CITY - The Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO8), led by DA Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program Director Lerey Panes, handed over three P25m…

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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