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Samar

LEGENDS
poultry Poultry Production
goat Sustainable Goat Production
duck Mallard duck Production
swine Swine Production
rice Enhanced Rice Production
corn Corn Production
vegetable Enhanced Vegetable Gardening
peanut Enhanced Peanut Production
ginger Sustainable Ginger Production
ube Ube / Cassava Production
organic Pineapple Production

Samar Island lies Southeast of Luzon. It occupies the Northernmost section of Eastern Visayas (Region VIII). The province of Samar occupies the southwestern part of Samar Island. It has the largest area (559,100 has.) among the three provinces which constitute 42% of the island’s total land area and 26% of Region 8.  The San Juanico Bridge connects Samar to the province of Leyte on the southeast across the San Juanico Strait. It is bounded by Northern Samar and Eastern Samar on the North and East, respectively. The provincial capital of the province is Catbalogan and is 107 kilometers from Tacloban City, the regional capital of Eastern Visayas.

Western Samar has two cities and 24 municipalities. It is divided into two districts. The first district consists of Calbayog City, municipalities of Gandara, Matuguinao, San Jorge, Sta. Margarita, Tarangnan, Sto. Niño, Pagsanghan, Tagapul-an and Almagro. On the other hand, the second district is composed of Catbalogan City, municipalities of Basey, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Jose de Buan, Villareal, Sta. Rita, Calbiga, Motiong, Pinabacdao, Daram, Marabut, Jiabong, Zumarraga, Talalora and San Sebastian. The province has a total of 951 barangays.

Western Samar is described as hilly and mountainous ranging from 200 to 800 meters high. Slopes are generally steep and bare of trees. Run-off rainwater on these slopes is substantial and can provoke flooding in lowland areas. Topsoil is carried to the sea, creating hydrosols and enlarging mudflats and mangrove areas. The erosion of mountain areas enlarges the coastal plains of Samar. The coastline is approximately 300 kilometers long, which boosts its rich fishing grounds and contributes much to our economy. Lowlands in Samar can be found in the area of Calbayog and on the deltas and small valleys of Gandara and Ulot rivers. Slopes are generally steep and bare of trees due to deforestation and “kaingin”. Run-off waters after heavy rains can provoke flooding in low-lying areas. It can also cause erosion of the mountain land, which affects coastal plains of the province.

The province falls under type II and IV climate. Type II is characterized by having no dry season with a very pronounced maximum rain period from December to February. Minimum monthly rainfall occurs during the March to May period. Areas characterized by this climate are generally along or very near the eastern coast, thus, open to the northeast monsoon. Municipalities in the southeastern part of the province experience this type of climate. Type IV climate has no maximum rain and no dry season (rainfall is more or less distributed throughout the year). This is an intermediate between the first and second types of climate, although it resembles the second type more closely, hence it has no dry season. The areas located at the Northwestern part of the province have this type of climate, and that includes the municipalities of Gandara, San Jorge, Pagsanghan, Tarangnan, Sta. Margarita, Sto. Niño, Almagro, Tagapul-an, Calbayog City and portions of Matuguinao and San Jose de Buan.

Western Samar has four main groups of soils covering 559,100 hectares, namely; soils at the Eastern portion of the province, soils at the central section, soils at the Northwestern portion, and soils in the Southwestern portion. The second group found in the central section of the province holds about 112,098.5 hectares. The soil typed predominating in this area is clay loam. The third soil group, which is the largest in terms of area, has about 234,092 hectares. Under this group, the Catbalogan clay loam is agriculturally the most vital soil type representing about 34% of the total area. The Tingib clay loam, Dolongan loamy sand, San Miguel clay loam, Biga-a clay loam, and Hydrosol make up the rest of the province’s soil cover. Most of these are found on plains and along the valleys where most of the agricultural crops are grown. 

Approximately 62,663 hectares make up the fourth soil group. About 33,060 hectares are found in the municipalities of Villareal, Catbalogan and the island municipalities of Zumarraga and Daram. The rest are found in the southern tip of the province.

The total agricultural land in the province constitutes about 18% or 101,954 hectares of its total land area. Western Samar is rich in agricultural crops. Based on the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative on Agriculture’s (AMIA) Farmers’ Guide Map, crops suitable for the province are abaca, banana, cacao, cassava, coconut, corn, legumes, oil palm, papaya, pineapple, rice, rubber, sugarcane, sweet potato, taro, vegetables and yam. However, the champion commodity in the province is coconut and rice. The total volume of production for rice in 2018 is 13151,567 metric tons. Meanwhile for the coconut, the total volume of production is 272,617 metric tons.

The poultry and livestock industry in the province which includes chicken, swine and carabao have the largest number in terms of inventory. The PSA recorded that the province has produced 3,051 heads of chicken, 6,025 heads of swine, and 1,795 heads of carabao for the year 2019

The people of Western Samar rely on the following agri and fishery related livelihood industries:

  1. Integrated Mussel Industry (Calbayog);
  2. Coco Oil Industry (Calbayog);
  3. Tinapa Industry (Calbayog);
  4. Native Cheese Processing (Gandara);
  5. Abaca Industry;
  6. Ticog Industry (Basey);
  7. Fishing Industry; and
  8. Copra Industry.

Fishing and agriculture are the major economic activities in the province. It has a total of twenty-two (22) coastal municipalities and two (2) coastal cities with four hundred-nine (409) coastal barangays (source DILG). As of March 2020, there are 39, 656 fisherfolks registered through DA-BFAR Fisherfolk Registration System (FRS). Registered municipal fishing boats were recorded at 11, 614 with 8, 647 motorized and 2, 967 non-motorized boats. Commercial fishing has 68 registered fishing boat operators and 98 licensed fishing vessels. The province has 2 major fishing grounds, namely: East Visayan Sea and Samar Sea.

The province is well-known because of its Green Mussel Industry, locally popular as “tahong”.  Jiabong, Samar has been considered as the “tahong” capital in the region. Samar is a major producer of green mussel supplying many markets in the Philippines, with more than 892.24 hectares devoted for “tahong” farming. At present, there are 201 farmers engaged in mussel and oyster farming.

Aside from mussel and oyster farming, the province is also engaged in other aquaculture livelihood like Seaweed farming (Kappaphycus alverezii) that has a total of 2.5 hectares planting area, and recorded an annual production of not less than 2,000 kilograms.

Some are into Tilapia culture in brackishwater/freshwater fishpond, or freshwater fish cage and fish pen. Milkfish and Grouper are either cultured in marine fish cage or marine fish pen. Species cultured in marine environment recorded a higher annual production at 1,144, 663.76 kilograms, and for species in freshwater culture, only 43, 00 kilograms were produced.

Other major commodities are blue swimming crab, shrimp, squid, and sardines.

In the 4th quarter of 2019, the biggest contributor in terms of volume of production is municipal fishing  at 5,482 metric tons, followed by commercial at 1,540, and last is aquaculture at 1,016 (PSA, 2019).

Western Samar is included in the list of the poorest provinces in the Philippines with 43.5% poverty incidence among families in 2012. This province was one of the most affected areas by the super typhoon Yolanda that struck on November 8, 2013. Many livelihoods in the locals have been damaged. The poverty incidence among the population in the province of Western Samar is at 46.9% while among families is at 39.5% in 2015. Among the provinces in Eastern Visayas Region, Western Samar recorded the lowest poverty threshold for a family of five at 8,391.30 pesos.
There are three (3) in every ten (10) families in Eastern Visayas Region 8 are poor.

In terms of the poverty situation in Samar the municipality of Matuguinao has the highest poverty incidence at 60.3% while the city of Catbalogan has the lowest at 27%.

Agriculture Sector

In 2017, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the DA prioritized the top 10 poorest provinces in the Philippines. Western Samar and the other two Samar Province has been selected as beneficiaries for the program.

For 2017, SAAD Western Samar selected all of its municipalities in its FY 2017 program implementation. The project livelihood interventions on rice, corn, vegetable, poultry, goat, ube, ginger, and peanut were carried out, which benefited 4,750 farmers and 126 registered farmers associations benefited farm machineries and equipment. The total budget funded for the province is Php 66.034 million.

For 2018, there were only 6 municipalities that were focused by the province. These were; Sta. Margarita, Matuguinao, San Jose de Buan, Hinabangan, Calbiga, and Talalora. With a budget of Php 15.012 million, 388 farmers and one farmers’ association were targeted to get support on poultry production (mallard duck), corn, swine, and ube production.

For the  year 2019, there were a total of 6 projects that were implemented in the province, of which 1 city the Catbalogan and 7 municipalities namely: Calbiga, Jiabong, Paranas, Hinabangan, San Jorge, Sta. Margarita and Tarangnan Samar were the recipients. A total of 527 farmer beneficiaries benefited the said projects.

The implementers of SAAD in the province said that the program is a kind of gray start, making it difficult for its provincial team to deliver as scheduled. However, they had high hopes as they have foreseen that swine and chicken livelihood interventions given by SAAD will bring immediate impact to the lives of the farmers once delivered.

In some of its projects from 2017 to 2019, failure of bidding was often cited as the main concern regarding the delay of the implementation.

2017

ALMAGRO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Panjobjoban I 6 466,486.63
Panjobjoban II 11
Bacjao Bacjao Farmers and Fisherfolks Asso. 15
4
Poultry Production Lunang 9 720,754.15
Biasong I 19
Costa Rica I 8
Poblacion 12
San Isidro 4
Bacjao Bacjao Farmers and Fisherfolks Asso. 15
Sustainable Goat Production Bacjao 4 754,275.00
Biasong 21
TOTAL 128 1,941,515.78
BASEY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Manela-ay 3 2,124,400.00
Sawa Sawa Tikog Workers Asso. 30
2
Buenavista Buenavist Organic Farmers Asso. 30
21
Old San Agustin 27
Sitio Rono 5
Bariwon Bariwon Farmers Association 30
Enhanced Peanut Production Balante Balante Agricultural Farmers Association 30 2,275,000.00
34
Can-abay 50
Dolongan Dolongan Integrated Farmers Association 30
25
May-it Farmers Association May-it Industrios 25
Mongabong 41
Roxas 9
Salvacion 50
San Antonio 26
Villa Aurora 40
Jinamoc Jinamoc Island Farmers Association 30
Poultry Production Amandayehan 3 671,848.30
Binongtu-an 1
Burgos 2
Cancaiyas 1
Cogon 1
Iba 2
Nouv Occidental 1
San Antonio San Antonio Integrated Farmers Association 10
1
Sawa 3
Serum Sikap Womens Asso. 10
1
Sugponon 2
Tinaogan 1
Tingib 1
Basiao 2
Bulao 3
Canbayan Canbayan Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 10
3
Panugmonon 3
Maglipayon Maglipayon Farmers Asso 10
Basiao Basiao Farmers and Fisherfolks Asso. 10
Manila-ay Uswag Manila-ay Farmers Asso. 10
Canhuwayan Canhuwayan Mov’t Farmers Asso. 10
TOTAL 639 5,071,248.30
CALBAYOG CITY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Bayo 3 1,974,400.00
Danao I Danao I Tinambacan Irrigators Asso. 30
46
Pilar Pilar Bayo Roxas Irrigators Asso. Inc. 30
25
Roxas II 27
Mabagdok Mabagdok Irrigators Asso. 30
Poultry Production Lonoy Lonoy Native Chicken Association 10 670,754.50
14
Trinidad 2
Sitio Talahib Talahib Native Chicken Association 10
7
Acedillo 8
Basud Basud Native Chicken Association 10
5
Bontay 5
Cacaransan 5
Navarro 5
Saljag 1
Gereganan Gereganan Farmers Association 10
TOTAL 283 2,645,154.50
CALBIGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Peanut Production Bacyaran 1 2,275,000.00
Borong Borong Active Farmers Asso. 20
45
Canbagtic 14
Canticum 29
Daligan 9
Macaalan 19
Mahangcao 50
Otoc 32
San Ignacio 25
Polangi Tabok Polangi Farmers Asso. 20
34
Tinago 26
Beri Beri Farmers Asso. 20
Panayuran Panayuran Upland Asso. 20
Sustainable Ginger Production Bulao 15 1,501,425.00
Beri 54
Canbagtic 12
Daligan 20
Macaalan 24
Malabal 5
Panayuran 1
Polangi 2
Rawis 2
San Mauricio 1
Sustainable Ube Production Panayuran 36 163,803.77
Macaalan 7
Poultry Production Bacyaran 4 598,498.30
Patong 11
Polangi Tabok-Polangi Farmers Asso. 10
37
Timbangan Timbangan Farmers Asso. 10
Poblacion Calbiga Lowland Rice Farmers Asso. 10
Literon Literon Womens Organization 10
Malabal Malabal Farmers Association 10
Canticum Canticum Farmers Asso. 10
Panayuran Panayuran Upland Farmers Asso. 10
Sangkol Sitio Sangkol Farmers Asso. 10
TOTAL 675 4,538,727.07
CATBALOGAN CITY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Iguid 5 505,422.46
Old Mahayag Old Mahayag Farmers Asso. 10
24
New Mahayag 6
Pupua Barubagay Pupua Farmers Asso. 10
2
San Vicente 3
Silanga Barangay Silanga Farmers Asso. 10
5
TOTAL 75 505,422.46
DARAM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Corn Production Candugue 22 231,000.00
Sua 8
Poultry Production Poblacion 2 Uswaga Kababayen-an han Poblacion 2 10 610,948.30
19
Poblacion 3 11
Talisay Talisay Farmers Association 10
22
Baclayan Baclayan Farmers Asso. 10
Birawan Birawan Farmers Asso. 10
Sustainable Goat Production Mayabay 25 754,275.00
TOTAL 147 1,596,223.30
GANDARA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Calirocan 22 1,974,400.00
Casandig 19
Diaz 7
Hinugacan Hinugacan Rice Farmers Asso. 30
11
Pinaplata 12
Pologon 11
Samuyao Samoyao Irrigators Asso. 30
11
San Agustine San Agustine Farmers Asso. 30
16
Enhanced Corn Production El Cano 3 231,000.00
Hampton 27
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Gerali Gerali Farmers Association 10 466,486.63
9
Calirocan Calirocan Farmers Association 10
7
Gereganan Gereganan Farmers Association 10
14
San Miguel 3
TOTAL 292 2,671,886.63
HINABANGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Binubocalan 15 610,948.30
Mugdo 15
Rawis Hinabangan Intedrated Duck Raisers Association 10
Hinabangan Furniture Makers Farmers & Fishermen Asso. 10
Rawis Farmers Asso. 10
22
Yabon Yabon Multi cropping Farmers Asso. 10
Yabon Active Farmers Asso. 10
Poblacion Hinabangan Irrigated Rice Farmers Asso. 10
Dolosdoson Dolosdoson Farmers Asso. 10
TOTAL 292 2,671,886.63
JIABONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Cantongtong Cantongtong Agrarian Rice Farmers Asso. 30 1,974,400.00
1
Parina Jiabong Upland Developers Asso. 30
28
Camarubo-an Camarubo-an Irrigators Service Area 30
98
Alejandria 3
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Cantongtong Cantongtong Agrarian Rice Farmers Asso. 25 366,486.63
13
Catalina 8
Macabetas Macabetas Rice Farmers Asso. 25
14
Malobago 5
Sustainable Ube Production Victory 43 159,994.38
TOTAL 353 2,500,881.01
MARABUT
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production San Roque 18 508,028.30
Tinabanan 17
Veloso 8
Canyoyo 7
Logero 2
TOTAL 52 508,028.30
MATUGUINAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Mabuligon 20 673,994.15
Maduroto Matuguinao Irrigators Asso. 10
33
TOTAL 30 673,994.15
MOTIONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Calapi Calapi Irrigators Asso. 40 1,974,400.00
66
Caranas Caranas Irrigators Asso. 40
52
Hinicaan 20
Caluyahan Caluyahan Farmers Asso. 40
Enhanced Corn Production Angyap 24 231,000.00
Pusongan 6
Sustainable Ginger Production Barayong 21 1,501,425.00
Canva-is 25
Caranas 41
Malobago 25
San Andres 13
Sustainable Ube Production Caluyahan 18 163,803.77
Catigawan 1
Madalunot 8
Magdawat 16
Poultry Production Linonoban Linonoban Farmers Asso. 15 100,000.00
Calantawan Calantawan Farmers Asso. 15
Caluyahan Caluyahan Farmers Asso. 15
Malobago Malobago Farmers Asso. 15
Caranas Caranas-Hinicaan Irrigators Asso. 10
Bayog Bayog Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
TOTAL 536 3,970,628.77
PAGSANGHAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Buenos Aires 12 378,614.97
Calanyugan 10
Calaloma 1
Villa Hermosa 8
Lantangan Lantangan Farmers Asso. 30
TOTAL 61 378,614.97
PARANAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Corn Production Mangcal 25 231,000.00
Pequit 5
Patag 25
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Tenani Tenani Association for Women & Development 15 466,486.63
40
Tigbawon Tigbawon Farmers Asso. 15
Enhanced Peanut Production Balbagan 14 2,275,000.00
Cantato 30
Casandig Casandig Upland Farmers Asso. 20
7
Patag 32
Pequit Uswag Pequit Farmers Asso. 20
34
San Isidro 14
Tigbawon Tigbawon Farmers Asso. 20
108
Tutubigan Tutubigan Farmers Asso. 20
61
Sustainable Ginger Production Casandig 98 1,501,425.00
Tigbawon 27
Sustainable Ube Production Salay 21 77,903.77
Mangcal 13
Tutubigan 9
TOTAL 673 4,551,815.40
PINABACDAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Bangon 2 1,974,400.00
Botoc Botoc Rainfed Rice Farmers Asso. 40
1
Manaing 32
Nabong 5
Parasanon Parasanon Farmers Asso. 40
23
Pelaon Pelaon Upland Farmers Asso. 40
32
Macanas 1
Obayan 1
Enhanced Peanut Production Lale 38 2,275,000.00
Botoc Botoc Farmers Asso. 20
9
Bugho 25
Canlobo 17
Catigawan 14
Dolores 20
Layo Layo Farmers Asso. 20
14
Loctob 12
Magdawat 22
Mambog 30
Nabong Nabong Organic Farmers Asso. 20
24
Parasanon 39
Lawaan 212
Laygayon Laygayon Farmers Asso. 20
Sustainable Ginger Production Catigawan 23 1,501,425.00
Cawaan 1
Laygayon 18
Loctob 7
Madalunot 71
Obayan 5
Sustainable Ube Production Lawaan 43 77,903.77
Poultry Production Poblacion 2 Brgy. 2 Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10 711,268.30
8
Botoc Botoc Farmers Credit Cooperative 10
6
Calampong Calampong Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
5
Loctob Loctob Farmers Asso. 10
10
Magdawat 12
Mambog Mambog farmers Asso. 10
8
San Isidro San Isidro Multi Sectoral Asso. 10
2
Obayan Obayan Farmers Asso. 10
Linonoban Linonoban Upland Farmers Asso. 10
Bangon Bangon Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
TOTAL 882 6,539,997.07
SAN JORGE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Aurora Aurora Farmers Asso. 20 1,974,400.00
30
Cantaguic Cantaguic Farmers Asso. 20
13
Mabuhay Mabuhay Farmers Asso. 20
24
Quezon 21
San Isidro San Isidro Farmers Asso. 20
8
Rawis 9
Enhanced Corn Production Blanca Aurora 3 231,000.00
Buenavista 7
Cantaguic 1
Guindaponan 1
Himay 6
Tomogbong 8
Matalud 4
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Blanca Aurora 32 466,486.63
San Juan 5
Lincoro San Jorge High Value Crops Growers Asso. 30
1
Tomogbong 1
Sustainable Ube Production Lincoro 19 163,803.77
Matalud 13
Libertad 11
TOTAL 327 2,835,690.40
SAN JOSE DE BUAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Poblacion 1 16 466,486.63
Poblacion 3 3
Poblacion 4 18
Can-aponte 2
Hibaca-an 1
Poblacion 2 San Jose de Buan Integrated Farmers Association 30
Poultry Production Poblacion 1 12 711,268.30
Poblacion 2 San Jose de Buan Integrated Farmers Association 30
2
Poblacion 3 4
Poblacion 4 27
San Nicolas 6
Can-aponte 2
TOTAL 153 1,177,754.93
SAN SEBASTIAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Balogo 8 505,422.46
Campiyak 10
Dolores 4
Inobongan 12
Canduyocan 10
Poblacion 4 1
Poultry Production Balogo Balogo Small Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10 530,720.00
10
Bontod Bontod Farmers Asso. 10
8
Campiyak 10
Canduyocan 6
Dolores Dolores Farmers Asso. 10
10
Inobongan Brgy. Inobongan Farmers Asso. 10
9
Cabaywa Cabaywa Farmers Asso. 10
Poblacion Small Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
Camabagay Camabagay Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
TOTAL 168 1,036,142.46
STA. MARGARITA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Rice Production Balud Balud Farmers Producers Asso. 30 1,950,080.00
42
Napuro I Napuro-Sta. Margarita Irrigators Asso. Inc. 30
25
Napuro II 24
Monbon Monbon Farm Labor Service Contractor Asso. Inc. 30
Poultry Production Balud Balud Farmers Producers Asso. 10 701,542.45
Balud Farm Laborer Service Contractor Asso. 10
3
Burabod Burabod Fisher Workers & Farmers Asso. 10
Burabod Hook & Line Asso. 10
11
Cagsumje 1
Cautod Cautod Fish Drying & Fishing Workers Asso. 10
21
Solsogon Cagsumje Canipulan Solsogon Farmers Asso. 10
7
Napuro I Napuro-Sta. Margarita Irrigators Asso. Inc. 10
TOTAL 294 2,651,622.45
STO. NIÑO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Basud 3 754,542.45
Buenavista 4
Cabunga-an Cabungaan Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 15
9
Canipaan 3
Ilijan 2
Ilo 10
Pinarangnan 2
Takut 20
Sustainable Goat Production Basud 10 754,275.00
Buenavista 10
Cabunga-an 4
Ilo 1
TOTAL 93 1,508,817.45
TAGAPUL-AN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Balocawe 3 754,542.45
Baquiw 4
Guibarocan 2
Labangbaybay 4
Luna 3
Manlangit 2
Mataluto 4
Nipa 4
Pantalan 3
Pulangbato 1
San Jose Tagapul-an Womens Association 15
11
San Vicente 4
Sogod 5
Trinidad 3
Sustainable Goat Production Pulangbato 25 754,275.00
TOTAL 93 1,508,817.45
TALALORA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening Mallorga 12 461,486.63
Poblacion I Womes & Farmers Asso. 10
28
Independencia Independencia Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
Poultry Production Independencia 20 534,744.15
Mallorga Mallorga Food Producer Asso. 15
3
Placer Placer Farmers Asso. 15
3
Poblacion II Womens & Farmers Asso. 15
Kapit Bisig Talalora Chapter 15
8
San Juan 3
Sustainable Goat Production San Juan 25 754,275.00
TOTAL 182 1,750,505.78
TARANGNAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Poblacion A Tarangnan Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10 611,268.30
7
Cabungaan 13
Gallego SIRAK 10
9
Tigdaranao 24
Sogod SL-SILFA 10
Majacob Majacob Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
Dapdap Solid Dapdap Farmers & Fishermen Asso. 10
Pajo Pajo-Bia Inc. 10
Lucerdoni Lucerdoni Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
TOTAL 123 611,268.30
VILLAREAL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Bacoyoy Canbaguio-Bacoyoy Farmers Asso. 10 570,994.15
28
Ulayan 25
Paud Paud Farmers Asso. 10
Sta. Rosa Sta. Rosa Farmers Asso. 10
Barubagacay Barubagacay Farmers & Fisherfolks Asso. 10
TOTAL 93 570,994.15
ZUMARRAGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Poultry Production Botaera Botaera Rural Improvement Club 10 570,994.15
20
Mombon Mombon Rural Improvement Club 10
13
Maputi Maputi Rural Improvement Club 10
3
San Isidro San Isidro Rural improvement Club 10
San Isidro Farmers Association 10
16
Pangda 1
Canwarak Canwarak Rural Improvement Club 10
Poblacion 2 Poblacion 2 Fisherfolk Association 10
Sustainable Goat Production Pobalcion 1 1 634,600.00
Pobalcion 2 5
Bontay 1
Maputi 14
Mombon 1
TOTAL 145 1,205,594.150

2018

CALBIGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Ube Production Bacyaran 13 3,000,000.00
Borong 5
Canbagtic 6
Macaalan 18
Malabal 4
Panayuran 2
Polangi 11
San Ignacio 14
Tinago 11
TOTAL 84 3,000,000.00
HINABANGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Mallard duck Production Rawis 22 576,000.00
San Jose 18
Swine Production Bagacay 21 1,063,800.00
TOTAL 61 1,639,800.00
MATUGUINAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Mallard duck Production Angyap 5 576,000.00
Bag-otan 10
Barruz 4
Mabuligon 8
Maduroto 3
Mahanud 10
Swine Production Bag-otan 1 1,063,800.00
Barruz 4
Mabuligon 9
Maduroto 7
TOTAL 61 1,639,800.00
SAN JOSE DE BUAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Mallard duck Production Hibacaan 40 576,000.00
Swine Production Hiduroma 11 555,800.00
TOTAL 51 1,131,800.00
SAN SEBASTIAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Mallard duck Production Camanhagay 13 576,000.00
Dolores 13
Inobongan 14
Swine Production Camanhagay 8 1,111,600.00
Campiyak 2
Inobongan 8
Poblacion 3 1
TOTAL 59 1,687,600.00
STA. MARGARITA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Swine Production Balud 11 555,800.00
Corn Production Balud Balud Farmers Producers Asso. 30 250,500.00
TOTAL 41 806,300.00
TALALORA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Mallard duck Production Independencia 12 576,000.00
Poblacion 1 12
Poblacion 2 16
TOTAL 40 576,000.00

2019

BASEY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production San Antonio San Antonio Integrated Farmers Asso. 5 377,000.00
TOTAL 5 377,000.00
CALBIGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Macaalan 10 754,000.00
Corn Production Bulao 12 1,210,000.00
Canbagtic 28
Macaalan Macaalan farmers Association 31
TOTAL 81 1,964,000.00
CATBALOGAN CITY
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Production Old Mahayag 7 507,000.00
New Mahayag 24
San Vicente 5
Iguid 4
Pineapple Production Old Mahayag 8 914,900.00
New Mahayag 5
Iguid 1
Mallard duck Production New Mahayag Mahayagnon Farmers Multipurpose Cooperative 40 855,000.00
TOTAL 94 2,276,900.00
HINABANGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Production Yabon 20 507,000.00
Mugdo 20
Pineapple Production Osmeña 13 849,550.00
Goat Production Bagacay Bagacay Integrated Farmers Association 5 377,000.00
TOTAL 58 1,733,550.00
JIABONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Pineapple Production Tagbayaon Tagbayaon Farmers  Association 13 849,550.00
Mallard duck Production San Fernando San Fernando Farmers  Association 20 855,000.00
Jia-an Jia-an Rice Farmers  Association 20
TOTAL 53 1,704,550.00
MOTIONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Sitio Cogon Sitio Cogon Farmers Association 5 377,000.00
TOTAL 5 377,000.00
PARANAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Corn Production Patag Patag Kauswagan Farmers  Association 40 1,210,000.00
Cassava Production Pequit Uswag Pequit Farmers  Association 30 660,750.00
TOTAL 70 1,870,750.00
PINABACDAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Laygayon Laygayon Farmers  Association 5 754,000.00
Mambog Mambog Farmers  Association 5
TOTAL 10 754,000.00
SAN JORGE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Production Lincoro Lincoro Farmers  Association 40 507,000.00
TOTAL 40 507,000.00
STA. MARGARITA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Vegetable Production Mombon 11 507,000.00
Cautod 1
Burabod 28
TOTAL 40 507,000.00
TARANGNAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Cassava Production Sta. Cruz Sta. Cruz Farmers Asso 25 1,101,250.00
Bangon-Gote Bangon-Gote Water Sustainability Association 25
Goat Production Bangon-Gote Bangon-Gote Water Sustainability Association 5 377,000.00
TOTAL 55 1,478,250.00

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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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