SURIGAO DEL SUR, November 10, 2020 – The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 13 equipped members from eight farmers associations (FA) in Bislig and Bayabas by providing info kits on crops, livestock and poultry production and entrepreneurship.
The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program handed out sets of Information, Education, and Communication (IEC) materials which includes booklets on goat and chicken production and financial literacy; flyers on ube production; and a briefer on the SAAD Program.
The DA SAAD Region 13 allotted Php 221,000 for the production of the said materials (3,000 pieces) with the goal of addressing the information needs of its farmer-partners. All the supplementary readings were written in the vernacular language.
Furthermore, the materials on financial and entrepreneurial management will be helpful to the new beneficiaries whose schedules for actual training are put on hold due to the pandemic besetting the country.
All 34 farmers-associations (1,016 members) partnering with the SAAD Program will receive copies of the materials before the year ends.
The program aims to ready the participants as they venture into entrepreneurship in the next two years, which is the end-goal of the agricultural interventions.
Writer: Mark Angelo Pineda, Information Officer- SAAD Caraga
Copy-editor: Natalianne Delos Reyes, PR & Comms Officer- SAAD NPMO