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Sarangani

The province of Sarangani is located in SOCSKSARGEN Region which comprises the provinces of South Cotabato, Cotabato Province, Sultan Kudarat, Sarangani and General Santos. Sarangani have seven (7) municipalities (Alabel, Malapatan, Glan, Malungon, Maasim, Kiamba and Maitum) with 141 barangays. About 66 percent of the province’s total land area is a forest land. Half of this is highly cultivated for corn. These are in Malungon, Maasim, Malapatan, and Glan.

The common mode of transportation in Sarangani were Bus and other Public Utility Vehicles but most of the people were riding motorcycles to reached the barangays but to reach the Indigenous People farmers you have to walk for an hour; nowadays most of the Sarangani pushed their children not to imitate them on not going to school because most of the native in Sarangani was not engaged in school so, the local migrators easily scammed them to sell their land in exchange with can goods.

Coconut is the major crop of Sarangani Province that’s why it is the priority commodity covered under PRDP. Other than copra which is the traditional produce of coconut farmers, Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) is the subject of value chain analysis. Other major crops grown are palay, corn, banana, sugarcane, pineapple and mango. 

For livestock, swine is considered as the most producing number of heads grown in the region, while chicken tallied as the highest in poultry.

The fisheries industry in the province comprises of marine, inland and aquaculture fisheries. The coastline possesses rich fishing grounds as well as areas suitable for fishponds.

Marine fisheries can be further divided into Municipal and commercial fisheries. Its Major Fishing Grounds are Sarangani Bay, Celebes Sea, Sulu Sea, Moro Gulf, Eastern Pacific.

Commonly caught species in municipal fisheries in Sarangani Bay are: anchovy, barracuda, damsel fish, emperors, squirrel fish, surgeon fish, threadfin, trigger fish, goat fish, grouper, jacks/trevally, milkfish, moonfish, mullet, parrot fish, flying fish, fusilier, rabbit fish, sardine, scad, and snapper.

The volume of production in 2015 is 18,643 metric tons: 128.67 from commercial, 10,139.06 from marine municipal fishing, and 8,375.51 from aquaculture (PSA).

Based on PSA’s report in 2018, the province of Sarangani made a slight decrease of 9.1% from its 45.2 rate in 2015, now 36.1% poverty incidence rate among families. This is also means that a family of five needs an average annual per capita poverty threshold of Php 23,282.00 to reach the basic needs of a household.

Agriculture Sector

SAAD Sarangani covered its 7municipalities as SAAD beneficiaries in 2017 to 2019. The province received a total budget of Php 92.54 million from 2017 – 2019 benefited by 4,899 individual farmers and 24 groups.

In 2017, the provincial government targeted 2,389 farmers covering six municipalities with 13 barangays. The project has the same intervention and training as the first batch of SAAD partners. The problems encountered from the first batch were not repeated on the second batch.

In 2018, the implementation of the project was led by the DA Regional Field Office XII.  The SAAD Program covered seven municipalities with 13 barangays, again, covered 1 group and 1,130 farmers composed of high-value crop farmers, OPV Corn farmers, and Upland rice farmers.

In 2019, SAAD Sarangani covered 930 individual farmers and 22 groups for seven municipalities. They received interventions composed of upland rice, OPV corn, dairy goat and horse production together with agri-inputs, tools, machinery, facilities, and equipment.

2017

ALABEL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Paraiso 20 778,163.29
Datal Anggas 50 1,945,408.22
OPV White Corn Production Paraiso 15 423,874.41
Datal Anggas 30 847,748.82
Vegetables Production Paraiso 17 227,570.83
Datal Anggas 40
Goat Production Paraiso 10 988,165.31
Datal Anggas 10
Duck Production Paraiso 18
Datal Anggas 15
TOTAL 225 5,210,930.88
MALAPATAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Upper Suyan 70 4,668,979.73
Daan Suyan 50
Poblacion 40
OPV White Corn Production Upper Suyan 40 1,695,497.64
Daan Suyan 20
Poblacion 20
Vegetables Production Upper Suyan 50 227,570.83
Daan Suyan 35
Poblacion 30
Goat Production Upper Suyan 10 988,165.31
Daan Suyan 10
Poblacion 10
Duck Production Upper Suyan 15
Daan Suyan 20
Poblacion 20
TOTAL 440 7,580,213.51
GLAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Laguimit 70 2,723,571.51
Kaltuad 70 2,723,571.51
Small Margus 60 1,167,244.93
 E. Alegado 70 1,167,244.93
OPV White Corn Production Laguimit 25 706,457.35
Kaltuad 25 706,457.35
 Small Margus 30 847,748.82
E. Alegado 25 706,457.35
Vegetables Production Laguimit 40 227,570.83
Kaltuad 40
Small Margus 40
 E. Alegado 40
Goat Production Laguimit 10 988,165.31
Kaltuad 10
Small Margus 10
 E. Alegado 10
Duck Production Laguimit 20
Kaltuad 15
Small Margus 20
 E. Alegado 15
TOTAL 645 11,964,489.89
MALUNGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Lutay 30 3,112,653.15
Alkikan 20
Blaan 30
OPV White Corn Production Lutay 20 1,695,497.64
Alkikan 15
Blaan 15
Vegetables Production Lutay 25 227,570.83
Alkikan 17
Blaan 27
Goat Production Lutay 10 988,165.31
Alkikan 10
Blaan 10
Duck Production Lutay 18
Alkikan 18
Blaan 20
TOTAL 285 6,023,886.93
MAASIM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Bales 20 778,163.29
Kamanga 30 778,163.29
OPV White Corn Production Bales 10 282,582.94
Kamanga 10 706,457.35
Vegetable Production Bales 15 227,570.83
Kamanga 20
Goat Production Bales 10 988,165.31
Kamanga 10
Duck Production 14
20
TOTAL 159 3,761,103.01
MAITUM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Ticulab 30 1,167,244.93
Tuanadato 120 4,668,979.73
Batian 100 3,890,816.44
Maguling 50 1,945,408.22
OPV White Corn Production Ticulab 0 989,040.29
Tuanadato 25
Batian 25
Maguling 10
Vegetables Production Ticulab 15 227,570.83
Tuanadato 59
Batian 60
Maguling 30
Goat Production Ticulab 10 988,165.31
Tuanadato 10
Batian 10
Maguling 10
Duck Production Ticulab 18
Tuanadato 18
Batian 15
Maguling 20
TOTAL 635 13,877,225.75

2018

ALABEL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Datal Anggas 60 1,260,000.00
OPV White Corn Production Domolok 30 369,000
Coffee Production Datal Anggas 50 105,000.00
Cacao Production Domolok 50 120,000.00
TOTAL 190 1,854,000.00
GLAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Batotoling 60 1,260,000.00
OPV White Corn Production Batotoling 30 369,000
Cacao & Coffee Production Burias Burias Farmers Association 100 225,000
TOTAL 190 1,854,000.00
MALAPATAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Patag 21 450,450.00
Upland Rice Production Lun Masla 39 809,550.00
OPV White Corn Production  Lun Masla 30 369,000.00
Cacao & Coffee Production Lun Masla Lumafa Farmers Association 100 225,000.00
TOTAL 190 1,854,000.00
MALUNGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Kiblat 15 258,750.00
Upland Rice Production Kibala 15 258,750.00
Upland Rice Production  Lower Mainit 15 227,250.00
Upland Rice Production Ampon 15 245,250.00
OPV White Corn  Kiblat 7 139,200.00
OPV White Corn Kibala 7 139,200.00
OPV White Corn Lower Mainit 7 133,300.00
OPV White Corn Ampon 9 169,700.00
Cacao & Coffee Production Kiblat 25 56,250.00
Cacao & Coffee Production  Kibala 25 56,250.00
Cacao & Coffee Production Lower Mainit 25 56,250.00
Cacao & Coffee Production Ampon 25 56,250.00
TOTAL 190 1,796,400.00
MAASIM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Amsipit B 60 990,000.00
OPV White Corn Amsipit B 30 581,400
Cacao & Coffee Production Amsipit B 100 225,000.00
TOTAL 190 1,796,400.00
KIAMBA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Kapate 60 990,000.00
OPV White Corn Kapate 30 581,400
Cacao & Coffee Production Kapate 100 225,000.00
TOTAL 190 1,796,400.00
MAITUM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Zion 60 1,260,000.00
OPV White Corn Production Zion 30 369,000
Cacao & Coffee Production Zion 100 225,000
TOTAL 190 1,854,000.00

2019

ALABEL
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Bagacay 100 1,239,550.00
OPV White Corn Production Bagacay 30 750,300.00
Dairy Goat Production Bagacay Alabel Goat & Sheep Raiser FA 25 260,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Bagacay Alabel Farmer Scientist Association 25 245,000.00
Horse Production Domolok Datal Mutag Blaan FA 25 900,000
TOTAL 205 3,394,850.00
GLAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production New Aklan 100 1,221,850.00
OPV W hite Corn Production New Aklan 30 750,300.00
Dairy Goat Production New Aklan Malgad Dadto FA 25 245,200.00
Dairy Goat Production New Aklan Kafye Dadto FA 25 245,200.00
Horse Production New Aklan Lanao Farmers Association 25 900,000
TOTAL 205 3,362,550.00
KIAMBA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Gasi 50 614,000.00
Upland Rice Production Nalus 50 607,850.00
OPV White Corn Production Gasi 30 750,300.00
Dairy Goat Production Lomuyon Louyon Tri FA 25 260,200.00
Dairy Goat Production Lomuyon Lomuyon Water System FA 25 245,200.00
Horse Production Gasi Gasi Farmers Association 25 90,000.00
TOTAL 205 2,567,550.00
MAASIM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Amsipit A 65 862,750.00
Upland Rice Production Nomoh 35 359,100.00
OPV W hite Corn Production Amsipit A 30 750,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Nomoh 25 245,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Nomoh 25 245,000.00
Horse Production Nomoh Tahakayo FarmersAssociation 25 90,000.00
TOTAL 205 2,551,850.00
MAITUM
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production New La Union 70 896,500.00
Upland Rice Production Mindupok 30 325,350.00
OPV White Corn Production New La Union 30 750,300.00
Dairy Goat Production Wali Wali Farmers Association 25 245,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Wali Baclag Farmers Association 25 245,000.00
Horse Production Batian Batian Farmers Association 25 30,000.00
Horse Production Tuanadato Tuanadato  Farmers Association 25 30,000.00
Horse Production New La Union  La Union Farmers Association 25 30,000.00
TOTAL 255 2,552,150.00
MALAPATAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland  Rice Production Libi 97 1,011,000.00
Upland  Rice Production Libi 3 210,850.00
OPV White Corn Production Tuyan 30 750,300.00
Dairy Goat Production Libi Molo Farmers Association 25 260,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Tuyan Tuyan Tri People FA 25 245,000.00
Horse Production Libi Molo Farmers Association 25 900,000
TOTAL 205 3,377,150.00
MALUNGON
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Rice Production Datalbila 33 454,150.00
Upland Rice Production Datalbatong 67 767,700.00
OPV White Corn Production Datalbila 23 572,230.00
OPV White Corn Production Datalbatong 7 178,070.00
Dairy Goat Production Datalbila Datal Bila Peoples Organization 25 245,000.00
Dairy Goat Production Datalbatong Datal Baca Farmers Organization 25 245,000.00
Horse Production Datalbila Datal Bila Peoples Organization 25 60,000
Horse Production Datalbatong Datal Baca Farmers Organization 25 30,000
TOTAL 230 2,552,150.00

210 IP farmers accept OPV white corn seeds to grow in 150 hectares

SARANGANI, May 29, 2020 –   Forty percent of Sarangani’s population is composed of indigenous tribes – the Blaan, Tboli, and Tagakaulo. A total of 210 Indigenous People (IP) beneficiaries received open-pollinated variety (OPV) white corn seeds from the Special Area for…

SAAD Region 12 distributes 3,000 Muscovy ducks to Sarangani beneficiaries

SARANGANI – May 15-19, 2020 – A total 150 Sarangani farmers expressed their gratitude to the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program as they received Php 1.5 million worth of 3,000 Muscovy ducks.  The ducks are part of the Integrated…

Crop-poultry project propels Sarangani farmers out of poverty

SARANGANI, May 13, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Regional Field Office (RFO) 12 distributed 1,200 heads of Muscovy ducks to 60 farmer-beneficiaries of Barangay Tuyan, Malapatan and Barangay New Aklan,…

Small Margus Farmers Association celebrates harvest festival

SARANGANI, January 21, 2020 - Ninety (90) Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) B’laan farmers of the Small Margus Farmers Association from Sitio Kare, Barangay Small Margus, Glan celebrated their first Upland Rice Harvest Festival under the Diversified Upland Rice…

GoNegosyo to extend support to SAAD beneficiaries in Sarangani

SARANGANI, December 11, 2019 — GoNegosyo extended its support to provide marketing assistance to SAAD beneficiaries in the Sarangani province through a joint initiative meeting held at Sarangani Provincial Capitol. Present during the meeting were Special Area for Agricultural Development…

Sarangani conducts final SAAD Saga event for 2019

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, November 26, 2019 – The province of Sarangani conducted the final Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Saga event for 2019 which was attended by 314 farmer-beneficiaries at the Family Country Hotel. The Department of Agriculture (DA) –…

SAAD farmers in Sarangani performed mass harvest activity

GLAN, SARANGANI – Farmer-partners of the Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) from Sitio Datalbulol, Barangay Sufatubo, from the municipality of Glan, Sarangani province, harvested upland rice on September 24, 2019. Members of the Brgy. Sufatubo Farmers…

SAAD gives 3,600 free-range chickens to 180 Sarangani farmers

SARANGANI – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture in the province of Sarangani in Region 12 gave 3,600 free-range chickens as livelihood projects of 180 farmers from all of its municipalities this FY…

Secretary Piñol commits to our IP farmers in Sarangani

MALAPATAN, SARANGANI – More than 700 indigenous peoples of different tribes from the provinces of Sarangani, North and South Cotabato converged during the IP Leaders and Farmers’ Summit with the theme, “Indigenous Peoples in agriculture for sustainable development”. The event…

Sarangani launched organically grown upland rice products

SARANGANI – The province of Sarangani just launched its organically grown upland rice products produced by farmers, who are beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, last 7th of November 2017. The different…

Sarangani farmers celebrate a bountiful harvest

SARANGANI – The Department of Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol graced the Thanksgiving Day in Barangay Upo, Maitum in Sarangani last October 23, 2017. The said event, organized by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, along with the Provincial…

SAAD Program holds Thanksgiving Day in Glan & Malapatan, Sarangani

SARANGANI – A blissful yet a meaningful Thanksgiving Day celebration was held in two (2) different municipalities of Sarangani last October 10-11, 2017. Farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay New Aklan in Glan and from Brgy. Kihan in Malapatan shared a delightful moment as…

SAAD beneficiaries exhibit upland farming harvests in Sarangani

September 25, 2017 | FRUIT OF LABOR. The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program beneficiaries showcased their harvested upland rice, corn, and vegetables in celebration of the Agricultural Day in Barangay Tamban, Sarangani Province.

Sarangani Upland Rice: Hitting two goals with one sprout

Rice has always been vital to the Filipinos. Not only it feeds millions of people, but it also contributes greatly to the growth of the Philippine economy. The production of rice, along with other major crops, is crucial in boosting…

Upland Rice in Sarangani, ready for harvest; Farmers to gain more profit and food security

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SAAD NPMO validates project interventions in Sarangani

SARANGANI — The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) team went to Sarangani in SOCSKSARGEN (Region XII) to field validate project interventions last June 27 to 30, 2017. The team, led…

SAAD Sarangani team trains T’boli farmers on rice and corn production

May 22-23, 2017 | Sarangani team of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Program holds technical training for the T’boli farmers on the Upland Rice and OPV White Corn Production in Brgy. Tamadang, Kiamba. Photo…

DA-SAAD Sarangani project’s upland rice seedlings ready for purchase

April 27, 2017 | Upland rice seedlings are ready for purchase through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, funded by the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program, for distribution to the B’laan partner-beneficiaries of Diversified…

Sarangani beneficiary prepares his land for planting

April 26, 2017 | One partner-beneficiary in Sitio Banlas, Brgy. Kihan, Malapatan, Sarangani prepares his land for planting in line with the Upland Rice Development Project of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani, funded by…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team holds Values Orientation Workshop for B’laan beneficiaries

April 27, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) conducts Values Orientation Workshop, facilitated by the Haggai for Peace pastors, for the B’laan partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified Upland Rice Development Project in Sitio Miasong, Brgy. New Aklan,…

Upland rice seedlings ready for distribution in Sarangani

April 26, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agriculture Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team purchases upland rice seedlings through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist. It will be ready in distribution for the partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified Upland…

Haggai pastors, with DA-SAAD Sarangani team, facilitates Values Formation Workshop in Alabel

April 25, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team, with the help of Haggai Group of Pastors, facilitates a Values Formation Workshop for the program’s beneficiaries in Sitio Sofan, Brgy. Pag-Asa, Alabel, Sarangani…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team trains T’boli beneficiries on values formation

  April 20-21, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team holds Values Formation Training for the T’boli partner-beneficiaries of the Diversified Upland Rice Development Project at Brgy. Tamadang, Kiamba, Sarangani.

SAAD Sarangani team meets Governor Solon in preparation for the project’s turnover activity

  April 5, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Provincial Coordinator Jun Sayago (in green top) meets with Sarangani Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon (in blue polo shirt) for the planned turnover activity of the Diversified…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team conducts Values Orientation Training for the B’laan beneficiaries

April 26, 2017 – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team conducts Values Orientation Training for the program’s B’laan partner-beneficiaries of the Upland Rice Development Project at Barangay Kihan, Malapatan, Sarangani. It was facilitated by the Haggai for Peace pastors…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team attends Social Welfare Indicator Workshop

  April 25, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team attends a Social Welfare Indicator (SWI) workshop at the Sarangani Provincial Welfare Development Office to help them determine the social, economic, and health welfare of the…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team holds project orientation on Upland Rice and OPV White Corn in three barangays

  March 31, 2017 | The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program in Sarangani conducts a project orientation on Upland Rice and Open Pollinated Variety (OPV) White Corn with Vegetable Backyard Gardening Component in Sitio…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team conducts coordination meeting with Kiamba Municipal Agriculturist

SARANGANI | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Sarangani team visits the Municipal Agriculturist of Kiamba, Sarangani as they conduct a courtesy call and coordination meeting for the project implementation of the Upland Rice and OPV White…

SAAD teams in Sarangani, North Cotabato, and Maguindanao share results of Geo-Tagging Pilot Test in Mindanao

NORTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program teams in Region 12 (Maguindanao, North Cotabato, and Sarangani) presented the results of the pilot testing of geo-tagging and farmer profiling interviews before the National…

DA-SAAD Sarangani team discusses projects with Governor Solon

  February 9, 2017 | Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) Sarangani staff, together with DA-Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) focal person Cecilia Parcon (in blue blouse), pay a courtesy…

DA releases P75m to three provinces under SAAD program

SOUTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) released three checks worth P25m each to the local government units of North Cotabato, Sarangani, and Maguindanao, identified as recipients of the government’s Special Area for…

Towards Alleviating Poverty: North Cotabato, Sarangani, Maguindanao gather in 2-day workshop on SAAD Program Implementation for 2017-2018

SOUTH COTABATO – The Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development National Program Management Office (DA-SAAD NPMO) along with the DA-Regional Field Office 12 (DA-RFO 12) conducted a Planning Workshop on 2017-2018 SAAD Program Implementation at Agua Frio…

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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