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Misamis Occidental

Integrated Agricultural Livelihood
Carabao Production
Swine Production
Corn Production
Draft Animal and Plow
Vegetable production
Enhanced Abaca Production
Hign Value Crops Production
Livestock Production
Poultry Production

Misamis Occidental is located in the Northern Mindanao in the Philippines and  Oroquieta City as its capital. The province on the west part where bounded by the province of Zamboanga del Norte and Zamboanga del Sur to the west and is separated from Lanao del Norte to the south by Panguil Bay and Iligan Bay to the east. 

Misamis Occidental is located near the narrow strip of land linking Northwestern Mindanao, to the North-central part of the island with a total area of 205,522 hectares (PhilAtlas, 2020).Misamis Occidental consist of 2 districts, 14 municipalities with 3 cities and 490 barangays. (PSA, 2018).

The province main livelihood was fishing, followed by farming such as coconut and rice. Coconut is their chief crop and it was being processed into oil, desiccated coconut, and coir, and most of which are shipped to other neighboring province like Cebu (Region 7). Other crops grown in the province are rice, corn, abaca, coffee, cacao and rubber.                  

Based on the PhilAtlas, out of the total land area of 205,522 hectares, the province of Misamis Occidental recorded 76,811 hectares of land use for farming. Major crops in Misamis Occidental are; Palay, Corn, Coconut, Banana, Cassava and Mango.

On the other hand, major livestock and poultry in the province wherein native/improve chicken got the highest number of animal inventory by PSA, 2019.

Misamis Occidental is a major contributor to fisheries production in Region 10. It has a total of 24,126 registered fisherfolk under FishR Registry and 3,655 municipal fishing boats under BoatR Registry. Blessed with vast potential production area for capture fisheries and aquaculture, production of fisheries in the province comes from various sectors.

Based on PSA Data in 2017 and 2018, fisheries production in Misamis Occidental mainly come from three sectors: aquaculture, commercial fisheries and municipal sectors, which the municipal sector is composed of two subsectors; the municipal and inland fisheries. 

Aquaculture sector is the top producer grossing 17.9 MT in 2017 and 16.9 MT in 2018, with milkfish, mud crab and tiger prawn as the top three commodities. It is followed by the municipal fisheries sector with 17.7 MT in 2017 and 17.0 MT in 2018 with sardines, frigate tuna, and squid as the top three commodities. While the commercial fisheries sector also contributed 14.8 MT in 2017 and 13.6 MT in 2018.

Misamis Occidental recorded a decline in poverty incidence among families of 17.3% from the 36.8% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2018.

The annual capital poverty threshold was Php 20,376 this the minimum income required to meet the basic food and non- food needs of a family.

In terms of the poverty incidence situation in Misamis Occidental, the municipality of Concepcion at 70.2% has the highest poverty incidence while the City of Ozamis 17.8% has the lowest.

Agriculture Sector

In 2019, a total project allocation amounting to Php 37 million of which Php 3 million where allocated for social preparation, technical trainings and for agricultural livelihood projects. To promote fast-tracking the obligation of funds, Regional Field Office 10/ SAAD RPMSO opted to downloading the majority of the funds to four (4) MLGUs to conduct the procurement of interventions with close coordination with assigned SAAD Technical Staff. To secure the smooth implementation of the Program under downloading of funds, a Memorandum of Agreement between the DA-RFO 10 where crafted to indicate duties and responsibilities of both parties.

Since most of the projects are still on-going and for distribution within this year a target of 973 SAAD individual farmer beneficiaries were projected to benefit with SAAD agricultural livelihood projects.


Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
Integrated Agricultural Livelihod Lumipac 25 7,469,592.12
Mitacas 25
Del Pilar 25
Mabini 25
Lusot 25
Magsaysay 25
TOTAL 150 7,469,592.12
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
Carabao Production Mapurog 41 3,035,318.32
Buenavista 35
Swine Production Kanao-kanao 31 4,227,010.00
Fernan 11
TOTAL 118 7,262,328.32
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project:  Corn Production with draft animal and plow,  Vegetable production, and Enhanced Abaca Production Pobalcion 44 6,670,500.00
Capule 24
Smal Potongan 24
Layaan 24
Guiban 39
Virayan 39
TOTAL 194 6,670,500.00
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project:
(corn production; high value crops; livestock and poultry production)
Salimpono 12 6,667,078.00
Magsaysay 11
Bangko 20
San Juan 15
Baga 22
Villalin 9
San Roque 20
Poblacion 8
Map-an 10
Mohon 10
Camanucan 15
San Andres 9
Punta 11
Lutao 8
Sumasap 11
Delapaz 9
TOTAL 200 6,667,078.00
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project:  Corn with backyard vegetable gardening and Carabao with plow distribution Sinaad 41 6,816,529.93
Disoy 22
Napilan 20
Locus 11
Sepac 25
Guinabut 29
San Agustin 3
Masubong 11
Lower Bautista 30
Upper Bautista 33
Ventura 28
Sapang Ama 6
Dasa 17
Bitibut 13
Salimpunon 13
Medallo 3
Boundary 1
Poblacion (Tabinas) 1
Dalumpinas 1
Sixto Velez 1
Capundag 2
TOTAL 311 6,816,529.93

40 Subanen farmers trained on strawberry production

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, October 11, 2021 – Forty Subanen strawberry growers in Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental attended the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program’s training…

Panaon farmer earns Php 33K from Corn Production Project

Lino Ambag, a hardworking farmer in Panaon, Misamis Occidental, became a beneficiary of the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in 2020. As one of the 200…

Sweet Corn Project made Gilbert daughters finish college

Through the years, Gilbert Villamonte, 53, has been farming vegetables and corn in his 2-hectare land. With his small earnings from his cropland, he managed to sustain the needs of…

Tangub City fisherfolk receive Php 1.87M worth of fishery livelihood project from SAAD

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, July 28, 2021 – In an effort to augment postharvest losses and increase the income of San Apolinario’s fisherfolk in Tangub City, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources…

Aloran farmer earns Php 45k from vegetable production

Alejandro Quimno, 42, has been planting vegetables for the past four years in his 1,250 square meters’ land. He and his wife were from Zamboanga del Sur and some time…

SAAD to establish free-range chicken multiplier farms in 17 NorMin towns

NORTHERN MINDANAO, July 15, 2021 – As the agriculture sector plays vital part in the nation’s recovery from the effects of the CoViD-19 pandemic, the Special for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

Tatay Edwin’s flight: From overcoming the odds toward a successful life

Just a kilometer away from barangay Salimpuno road in Sapang Dalaga, Misamis Occidental lives corn farmer Edwin Calapiz, Sr. At the age of three, Edwin lost both of his parents…

42 members of KSFA will benefit from SAAD Mobile Corn Mill

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 27, 2021 - Forty-two (42) members of Kanao-kanao Small Farmers Association (KSFA) received a unit of Mobile Corn Mill from SAAD Program FY 2020 at Bonifacio, Misamis…

MisOcc farmers to receive strawberry production interventions from SAAD

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 26 2021 – Forty-five farmers in Don Victoriano are set to receive from the Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program’s Strawberry Production Project this…

Jerome Madulin earns Php 32k from Swine Production Project

Jerome Madulin, a 30-year-old farmer from Sumasap, Panaon, Misamis Occidental, is among the 30 beneficiaries of Php 1.15 million worth of Swine Production Project of the Special Area for Agricultural…

Php 11.2M worth SAAD’s CoViD-19 mitigation projects help MisOcc farmers have stable income

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, January 8, 2021 - Two farmers in the province testified that they now have stable income after being included as recipients of the Php 11.2 million worth of…

Bukidnon expects growth in cattle industry

BUKIDNON, November 27, 2020 – Bukidnon locals may expect growth in cattle industry as the Department of Agriculture (DA) reported 59 births and 48 pregnancies from the 350 cattle dispersed…

5 Mis Occ towns get Php 7.7 million agri-assistance

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, November 25-26, 2020 – Five (5) towns from Misamis Occidental received Php 7.7 million worth of Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)…

70 Poona Piagapo farmers receive vegetable project worth Php 2.1M

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, October 8, 2020 - Seventy (70) individual farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Poblacion and Barangay Pendulonan in Poona Piagapo received vegetable gardening materials worth Php 2.1 million under the Integrated…

21 farmers receive draft animals

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, September 15, 2020 – Twenty (21) individual farmers received 21 carabaos (12 carabulls and 9 caraheifers) in 6 barangays of Concepcion (Small Potongan, Upper Potogan, Lingatongan, Guiban, Capule,…

SAAD dispersed carabaos to 21 farmer-beneficiaries of Sapang Dalaga

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, May 6, 2020 – Twenty-one (21) individual farmers of the Municipality of Sapang Dalaga received from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Region 10, through its Special Area for…

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…

35 Mis Occ farmers receive Php 1.1M worth of livestock

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, March 11-12, 2020 – Thirty-five (35) Misamis Occidental farmers from the municipality of Bonifacio received Php 1,125,000 worth of interventions for Carabao and Swine Production Project from the…

SAAD grants Panaon farmers Php 2M worth of farm inputs

MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL, February 20, 2020 - Two hundred (200) farmers from 16 Barangays in the municipality of Panaon received farm inputs from the Department of Agriculture's (DA) Special Area for…

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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