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Sultan Kudarat

LEGENDS
Mallard Duck Production
Goat Production

The Province of Sultan Kudarat is named after the famous sultan of Maguindanao, Sultan Mohammed Dipatuan Kudarat.  It is composed of 11 municipalities and one city.  It is situated between the provinces of Maguindanao and Cotabato on the north and South Cotabato and Sarangani on the south.  As of 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN 2015), the province has a total population of 812,095 with an average household size of 4.4 members.  Based on the 2010 Census of Population and Housing, the major dialects generally spoken are Hiligaynon/llonggo (38.0%), Maguindanaon (26.6%), Ilocano (12.8%), and Cebuano (7.6%).  The province has a total land area of 5,363.86 sq. km.

The soil topography of the province ranges from plain and rolling to hilly and mountainous. Its soils are favorable for the cultivation of all kinds of crops especially for rice and corn.  Major crops are palay, corn, coffee, coconut, banana, African palm oil and sugar cane.  Climate in the province is characterized by a short dry season of one to three months while the rainfall is evenly distributed throughout the year.  The province is considered free from typhoons.          

Sultan Kudarat has twelve (12) municipalities (Bagumbayan, Columbio, Esperanza, Isulan, Kalamansig, Lambayong, Lebak, Lutayan, Palimbang, President Quirino, Senator Ninoy Aquino & Tacurong) with two hundred fifty-five (255) barangays.

The province’s economic activity is agriculture. The leading crops produced in the province are rice, corn, coconut, coffee, banana, mango, durian and African palm. In terms of area, palay has the highest land area of 118,074 hectares with a total production of 430,996 metric tons of palay.

For the livestock sector, the province produces the most number of heads of swine and carabao. On the other hand, native chicken and backyard duck raising are commonly raised in the province.

The province has a total fishing ground area of 1,811.25 hectares broken down as follows: inland fishponds, 221.17 hectares; mangroves, 1,176.88 hectares; communal fishing, 93 hectares; and brackish fishponds, 322 hectares.

Marine fishing activities are being done in the three (3) coastal municipalities of Kalamansig, Lebak and Palimbang where various marine fish species including the exportable tuna could be found in abundance.

For the year 2015, the province has a total freshwater pond area of 221.18 hectares with a total production of 103.866 metric tons benefiting 3,063 fisherfolks. Ninety three hectares of this is communal fishing ground. Lebak has the largest freshwater fishing ground with 50 hectares followed by Isulan and Esperanza with 37.4 hectares and 35.6 hectares, respectively. (Socio-Economic Profile Sultan Kudarat Province, 2015)

 

Fisheries Production

For the year 2015, the province produced Php2.6 billion worth of fish catch. This shows an 11.76% increase from the 2014 production of Php2.3 billion. Fish production is recorded highest during the second quarter and lowest in the third quarter of the year. These data includes yield from commercial, municipal, marine municipal and inland municipal fisheries and aquaculture. (Socio-Economic Profile Sultan Kudarat Province, 2015.)

 The major commodites are tilapia and catfish in freshwater areas, bangus in brackishwater, and dimersal and small pelagic species in marine waters. (Source: OPAG-SK CY 2015.)

The poverty incidence rate among families in the province of Sultan Kudarat made a decrease of 16.9% from 41.2 in 2015 to 24.3 in 2018. This also means that a family of five must have an annual per capita poverty threshold of Php 23,775.00 to reach the basic and non-feed needs.

Agriculture Sector

A total of 4,254 individual farmers were selected as beneficiaries of the program covering eleven (11) municipalities from 2018 to 2019.
In 2018, an amount of Php 22.08 million worth of livelihood projects were provided to the province. These projects are the upland rice production, vegetable production, goat production and mallard duck production.

For 2019, Php 22.48 million worth of livelihood projects were provided to the 1,392 farmer-beneficiaries.

2018

LAMBAYONG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Madanding 148,500.00
Tinumigues
Mallard Duck Production Madanding 16,500.00
Tinumigues
TOTAL 66 165,000.00
PALIMBANG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Kalibuhan 34 153,000.00
Mallard Duck Production Kalibuhan 33 16,500.00
TOTAL 67 169,500.00
PRES. QUIRINO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of Beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Goat Production Bannawag 153,000.00
Katico
Mallard Duck Production Bannawag 16,500.00
Katico
TOTAL 67 169,500.00

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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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