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Lanao del Norte

LEGENDS
Cattle Production
Swine Production
Diversified Crop Production Development
Livelihood for Enhanced Poultry Production
Provision of Livestock
Poultry Egg Production
Enhanced Vegetable Gardening
Organic Vegetable Production
Rice Production
Corn Production

The Province of Lanao del Norte, in the national geographical setting, is situated in the northwestern part of Mindanao- Region10. Its capital is   the municipality of Tubod. Lanao del Norte is bordered from the north by Iligan Bay, Misamis Oriental, Bukidnon, Lanao del Sur and Illana Bay, Pagadian Bay, Zamboanga del Sur.

Like any Provinces in Mindanao, Lanao del Norte has a coastal to mountain ecosystems since the province lies along the coast of Iligan and Kolambugan Bays stretching up to the tip of Panguil Bay and extending to the coast of Illana Bay in the south.

The province has a total land area of 334,657 hectares with 22 municipalities with 1 independent city and 462 barangays (PhilAltas, 2020) its traversed by many rivers, the most essential of which is the Agus River that feeds the notable Ma. Christina Falls, a major source of hydro-electrical power throughout Mindanao which generates 80% of the Mindanao power grid.

Base on the PSA 2018, out of the total area of 334,657 hectares 174,332 hectares where use in farming. Table 2 shows that the major crops in the province are; palay, corn, coconut (with husk), banana, cassava and sweet potato while in livestock (cattle, carabao, goat, swine) and poultry (duck and chicken) got the highest inventory of animals.

In 2019, the province of Lanao del Norte produced a total of 81,084.64 MT fishes, which is 4.1% higher compared to the 2018 production of 77,875.55MT contributing 1.84% and 1.79%, respectively, to the Philippine Fisheries Production.

Of the 81,084.64MT of the 2019 production, 14.6% comes from Commercial Fisheries, 18.1% comes from Municipal Fisheries, and 67.3% comes from Aquaculture Production.

Of the 55,342.55 MT productions in 2019, 50.6% comes from seaweeds, 48.5% from brackish water fishponds, and the remaining 0.9% comes from freshwater fish ponds, marine pens, and cages. Major aquaculture commodities include seaweeds, milkfish, tilapia, prawn, and crabs.

 

Source: PSA, 2019

 Based on PSA 2018, Lanao del Norte’s annual per capita poverty threshold is Php 24,450 with a recorded decrease in percentage of poverty incidence among families of 19.1% from the 38.1% in 2015 to 19.0% in 2018.

In terms of the poverty incidence situation in Lanao del Norte, the municipality of Nunungan at 69.1% has the highest poverty incidence while the city of Iligan at 17.3% has the lowest.

Agriculture Sector

In 2019, with livelihood interventions amounting to Php 44 million, the province of Lanao del Norte were selected to be part of DA-SAAD Program under DA Regional Office 10. There were selected six (6) municipalities namely; Sapad, Nunungan, Matungao, Linamon, Poona Piagapo and Tangcal to receive DA-SAAD agricultural and livelihood projects.

The selection of this municipalities to be covered by SAAD Program were based on its poverty rate. In terms of its project implementation the regional office decided to download funds to LGUs for them to lead the procurement of agricultural inputs in close coordination with DA-SAAD Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO)with an equally distributed budget among the six municipalities under SAAD Program.

2019

LINAMON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Cattle, Swine and Crop Production Robocon 20 7,469,600.00
Purakan 16
Bosque 15
Samburon 15
Poblacion 14
Napo 15
Magoong 11
TOTAL 106 7,469,600.00
MATUNGAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Diversified Crop Production Development Pasayanon 30 7,469,600.00
Poblacion 30
Puntod 20
Santa Cruz 20
TOTAL 100 7,469,600.00
NUNUNGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Livelihood for Enhanced Poultry Production Masibay 25 7,469,600.00
Paridi 25
Abaga 25
Katubuan 25
TOTAL 100 7,469,600.00
POONA PIAGAPO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Livelihood for Enhanced Livestock related activities Poultry Egg Production and enhanced Vegetable Gardening related activities-Organic Vegetable Production Pendolonan 70 7,469,600.00
TOTAL 70 7,469,600.00
SAPAD
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project (Provision of Livestock and Poultry Production) Malasalug 100 7,469,600.00
Inudaran I 93
TOTAL 193 7,469,600.00
TANGCAL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project
(UPL Rice and Corn)
Biruwai 10 7,469,600.00
Punod 10
Big Banisilon 10
Bubong 10
Small Meladuc 10
Small Banisilon 10
Lamaosa 15
Linao 15
TOTAL 90 7,469,600.00

Matungao LGU conducts groundbreaking for Php 1.5M SAAD demo-farm

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SAAD Region 10 farmers gear up for COVID-19 crisis, adopt DA’s Plant, Plant, Plant Program

MATUNGAO, LANAO DEL NORTE, May 15, 2020. The adversities of the COVID-19 pandemic call for proactive countermeasures. Self-sufficiency and self-reliance are keys in this time of crisis. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program farmer-beneficiaries of Matungao, Lanao del…

Munai farmers granted Php 5.1M worth of farm machineries from SAAD

LANAO DEL NORTE, May 11, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO 10) through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program turned-over Php 5.1 million worth of farm machineries to the Municipality of Munai…

SAAD delivers 74 upgraded cattle and vegetable inputs to Linamon farmers

LANAO DEL NORTE, May 7 – 8, 2020 –  The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 10 delivered 74 upgraded cattle to the local government unit (LGU) of Linamon to benefit…

BFAR 10 distributes 13k bangus and tilapia fingerlings for SAAD Program

REGION 10, April 21-24, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Region 10 distributed tilapia and bangus fingerlings to the provinces of Lanao del Norte (LDN) and Misamis…

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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