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SAAD distributes 7,200 native chickens to Monkayo farmers

COMPOSTELA VALLEY – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Compostela Valley team in Regional Field Office (RFO) XI distributed 7,200 native chickens under the program’s Native Chicken Production Project in the municipality of Monkayo from April 18 to June 29, 2018.

The project, worth P3.3M, will augment the income of 900 households from barangays Awao, San Jose, Salvacion, and Casoon. They are composed of 454 Indigenous Peoples (IPs), with Dibabawon, Mangguangan, Manobo and Mandaya as their ethnic group, and 446 non-IPs.

Inputs provided were 7,200 heads of free-range native chicken and 22,500 kg of cracked corn feeds (25 kg each bag).

Each beneficiary received eight native chickens (2 cockerels and 6 pullets) and 25 kilograms cracked corn feeds, amounting to P3,705.00.

Compostela Valley is one of the covered provinces of SAAD for 2018.  It was selected due to its high poverty incidence rate among families (22%) based on the 2015 PSA poverty statistics report. ###


Writer: Jemiema Arro, SAAD PR & Communications Officer

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