NORTH COTABATO – Two groups of farmer-partners in Makilala town of this province had received 2.8-million total worth of funds for the production of vegetables and swine that would boost their agricultural activities.
The fund is under FY 2016, which was downloaded to the local government unit of Makilala, was provided by the Department of Agriculture (DA) through its flagship program, Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD)
A simple turnover rite was held on June 28, 2018, at Makilala Municipal Hall graced by SAAD national coordinator Marvin Segovia and witnessed by Makilala Mayor Rudy S. Caoagdan, Municipal Agriculturist Rosario G. Paguican, Makilala SAAD Area Coordinator Geoffrey Sean Garcia, representatives of the farmer-partners, and other local officials.
Garcia said the groups are the Paradise Rural Improvement Club (PRIC) and the Malabuan Farmers Association (MFA).
The PRIC was allocated with 1,395,380 pesos for the vegetable production while the MFA got 1,472,200 pesos for the swine production, he added.
Makilala is located at the foot of the tallest mountain in the country, the Mt. Apo, a fertile soil area suitable for vegetable production. The swine production will be implemented in the area.
Writer: Anisa Allyn M. Saaduddin, SAAD Area Coordinator of North Cotabato
Lead Editor: Jemiema Arro, SAAD PR & Communications Office