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Bukidnon

LEGENDS
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project
Itik Pinas project

The Province of Bukidnon rests high above sea level at 915 meters (3,002 ft). The province is mainly an extensive plateau located at the center of Mindanao in Southern Philippines. It is bounded on the North by the Cagayan de Oro, on the South by North Cotabato and Davao City, on the East by Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte, and Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur on West.

The 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN) revealed that the province has a total population of 1,415,226 individuals or 1,406,764 household population. It is subdivided into 4 legislative districts comprising 2 component cities, 20 municipalities and 464 barangays. With a total land area of 1,049,859 hectares with 322,804 hectares of farms by land use. Bukidnon is the largest province in Mindanao in terms of land area, covering 59% of Region 10. At least 38% of the province’s land area is alienable and disposable. The rest is classified timberland. The province is relatively cool and moist all throughout the year. Owing to its elevation, Bukidnon is storm-free province.

Bukidnon is dubbed as the “Food Basket of Northern Mindanao” is the leading producer and supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables in the region. These produce are either sold in domestic markets or exported to neighboring Asian countries. Having the biggest agricultural area with soils and climate highly suited to agriculture, Bukidnon’s economy is generally agriculture-based, fueled by livestock and highland tropical crops production. The province also hosts the country’s top manufacturers of food and food products and large livestock farms. Mining and resource-based handicrafts are active industries in the province, too.

The major commodities from aquaculture are tilapia, mudfish, catfish, and carp.

From inland municipal fisheries, the major commodities are tilapia, carp, giant freshwater prawn (ulang), freshwater shrimp, mudfish, and catfish.

Fishermen use freshwater fishcage, freshwater fish ponds, capture fishing, and municipal fishing boats.

 

Source: PSA 2019.

Based on PSA 2018, the prevailing annual per capita poverty threshold in Bukidnon is at Php 25,624. The province registered a decrease of percentage in poverty incidence among families from 54.0% in 2015 to 22.3% in 2018.

Significantly, SAAD intervention in the Province of Bukidnon started way back in 2018. With relevant agricultural assistance implemented in 13 SAAD priority municipalities of the province namely; Baungon, Talakag, Malitbog, San Fernando, Kalilangan, Pangantucan, Damulog, Kibawe, Kadingilan, Cabanglasan, Impasug-ong, Kitaotao and Quezon.

In terms of the poverty incidence situation in Bukidnon, the municipality of Malitbog at 65.7% has the highest poverty incidence while city of Valencia at 31.4% has the lowest.

Agriculture Sector

In 2018, the Department of Agriculture in Region 10 started to implement SAAD Program in the province. It has a total budget allocation of Php 39.8 million benefitted by 725 individual farmers coming from the 13 poorest municipalities which are selected due to highest poverty incidence.

2018

BAUNGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project in Baungon Liboran 25 3,106,232.36
Imbatug 25
TOTAL 50 3,106,232.36
CABANGLASAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Mandahican 25 3,481,208.58
Poblacion 25
TOTAL 50 3,481,208.58
DAMULOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Migkawayan 25 3,052,746.50
Old Damulog 25
TOTAL 50 3,052,746.50
IMPASUGONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kalabugao 25 3,284,194.58
Hagpa 25
Itik Pinas project Kalabugao 38
Hagpa 37
TOTAL 125 3,284,194.58
KADINGILAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kibogtok 25 3,346,828.44
Salvacion 25
TOTAL 50 3,346,828.44
KALILANGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Bangbang 25 2,383,747.50
Kinura 25
TOTAL 50 2,383,747.50
KIBAWE
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Spring 25 2,375,897.50
New Kidapawan 25
TOTAL 50 2,375,897.50
KITAOTAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project San Isidro 25 2,400,897.50
Kimolong 25
TOTAL 50 2,400,897.50
MALITBOG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project San Luis 25 3,481,732.36
Silo-o 25
TOTAL 50 3,481,732.36
PANGANTUCAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kidanggin 25 3,444,328.44
Gandingan 25
TOTAL 50 3,444,328.44
QUEZON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Dumalama 25 3,361,478.44
Magsaysay 25
TOTAL 50 3,361,478.44
SAN FERNANDO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Tugop 25 3,056,858.58
Nakabuklad 25
TOTAL 50 3,056,858.58
TALAKAG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Basak 25 3,106,232.36
Lingi-on 25
TOTAL 50 3,106,232.36

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DA-SAAD 10 provides Php 6.3 M to boost farm productivity in Bukidnon

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SAAD distributes more than 2,700 mallard ducks in Bukidnon

IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 10 distributed 2,757 mallard ducks to Bukidnon farmers on October 15, 2019. One hundred (100) farmers from barangays Kalabugao and Hagpa, Impasugong…

SAAD Bukidnon provides 300 upgraded goats to farmers in Damulog

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Bukidnon Gov says SAAD’s arrival in his province is timely

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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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