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NPMO-SAAD completes RBMERA in three Samar provinces

QUEZON CITY, August 10, 2021– The National Program Management Office (NPMO) of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) completed its Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation Rapid Appraisal (RBMERA) activity in Northern Samar, Eastern Samar, and Samar from July 26 to August 3.

RBMERA includes focused group discussions between the SAAD national staff (Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation as well as Information Technology and Database teams) and program beneficiaries.

The activity, led by PME Head Mr. Darwin Pamatmat, aims to assess the implementation and check the validity of data reported on the projects which were executed in the provinces.

In coordination with the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Regional Field Office 8 (RFO 8), Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) RFO 8, and the local government units, the team visited 28 SAAD project sites for evaluation.

Table 1. Project areas visited- RBMERA

Province Municipality SAAD Beneficiary Projects
Samar Marabut Hilaba Farmers Association Egg Layer Production Project
Basey San Antonio Integrated Farmers Association Rice Production Project, Goat Production Project (Supplemental), Egg Layer Production Project
Jiabong Cantongtong United Youth Association Egg Layer Production Project
Jiabong Jiabong Upland Developers Association Tilapia in Pond Production
Paranas Uswag Pequit Farmers Association Cassava Production Project, Egg Layer Production Project, Native Chicken Production
Paranas Patag Kauswagan Farmers Association Corn Production Project, Egg Layer Production Project
Calbiga Binanggaran Farmers Association Egg Layer Production Project
Pinabacdao Sitio Agimet Upland Farmers Association Egg Layer Production Project
Sta. Rita Individual Beneficiaries Bangus Culture in Fish Cage
Gandara Individual Beneficiaries Rice Fish Culture
Northern Samar Allen Allen Organic Vegetable Raisers Corn Production
San Jose Tubigdanao Farmers Association Rice-Duck Production
San Jose Individual beneficiaries Bangus Culture in Fish Cage
Silvino Lobos Kabalikat sa Tunay na Pagbabago at Kaunlaran (KATUPARAN) Swine Production
Pambujan Cagkawayan-Giparayan Farmers Association Mallard Duck Production
Pambujan Individual beneficiaries Fishing Gears- Gillnet
Mondragon Chitongco FA Swine Production
Catarman Old Rizal Integrated Organic Rural Improvement Club Association (ORIORICA) Egg Layer Production
Lope de Vega Samahan ng Kababaihan sa Barangay (SAMAKABA) Vegetable Production
 Eastern Samar Arteche Catumsan SAAD Livestock and Rice Farmers Association Swine Production, Vegetable Production
Dolores Aroganga Rice and Coconut Farmers Association Vegetable Production
Borongan City Maypangdan Fisherfolk’s Association Capture, Post-processing
Borongan City Cagbonga Backyard Swine and Duck Raisers Association Layer Egg Production, Mallard Duck Production, Swine Production
Borongan City Bayobay Livestock and Vegetable Production Association Swine Production, Mallard Duck Production, Layer Egg Production
Balangkayan Tabi Rice Planters Association Vegetable Production
General MacArthur Aguinaldo Livestock Production Raisers Association Swine Production Beneficiary
Quinapondan Brgy. Alang-alang Organic Farmers Association Integrated Kalamansi and Layer Egg Production Project
Guiuan Taytay Fishermen and Fisher Drier Association Capture Fisheries- Payao

Table 2. Number of projects visited during RBMERA in Samar, Northern Samar, and Eastern Samar

Province No. of project sites visited Total
Agriculture Fishery
Samar 7 3 10
Northern Samar 7 2 9
Eastern Samar 7 2 9
Total number of projects visited 21 7 28

The result will be used to provide policy recommendations to further improve the program as it reaches its final year of implementation in 2022, pushing for its extension from 2023 to 2028.

The national office will continue the activity in the region’s two more SAAD-covered provinces, Leyte and Southern Leyte, in September. ###


Writer: Natalianne Marie O. Delos Reyes, PR and Communications Officer- SAAD NPMO

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