SIQUIJOR, May 28, 2021- Through the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Provincial Agriculture Technology Coordinating Office (PATCO) in Siquijor, 50 farmers gained knowledge on technology and management skills to prepare them for the FY 2020 Chicken Egg Production Project provided by the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Region 7.
Farmers from the municipalities of Siquijor (22 individuals), San Juan (16 individuals), Enrique Villanueva (10 individuals), and Maria (two individuals) attended the training conducted at EI Suites, Mabini Street, Siquijor from May 26 to 28.
Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Bernardita S. Tabada informed the farmers that there would be a sure market for the eggs due to the current sufficiency level of eggs in the province, which is only at around 50%.
OIC Agriculture Provincial Coordinating Officer Rodolfo S. Anulacion congratulated the farmers, saying that they are the lucky few who were chosen as SAAD beneficiaries. He told them of his hope that the farmers would give importance and take care of the project even if the project given is not large scale.
Provincial Coordinator Agnes Guanella M. Café encouraged the farmers to treat this project like a business and the interventions that will be delivered should be considered as capital provided by the government.
Also present during the training as speakers were Senior Agriculturist Ramir A. Chan, Agriculturists Erra D. Elvinia and Jhea G. Manginsay, and the SAAD Siquijor team.
FY 2020 Chicken Layer Project
The Php 4.64 million-worth FY 2020 Chicken Egg Production Project was downloaded to the Provincial Government of Siquijor through the Provincial Veterinary Office.
It was turned over on May 17 at the Office of the Provincial Governor, Siquijor Provincial Capitol with a target of 100 beneficiaries.
Each pair of farmers will receive a module of the project consisting of 48 ready-to-lay chickens with a cage, 14 bags of feeds, and 100 pieces of egg trays.
After the training, the farmers will prepare the housing for the chicken layers while waiting for the delivery of the interventions.
The next two batches of specialized training for the remaining recipients from the municipalities of Larena (12 individuals), Maria (16 individuals), and Lazi (22 individuals) are yet to be scheduled. ###
Source: SAAD Siquijor
Writer: Natalianne Marie O. Delos Reyes, PR and Comms Officer- SAAD NPMO