SIQUIJOR, March 1, 2022 – The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development Program (DA-SAAD) Region VII thru the Provincial Agricultural Technology Coordinating Office (PATCO) distributed Php 1.67 million worth of livestock interventions to six associations in Siquijor.
The FY 2021 Chicken Egg Production project aims to generate employment, increase farmer income, and augment egg production in Siquijor.
On February 17 and 18, 2022, DA-SAAD distributed 21 modules of layer chicken to 6 FAs with 25 members each. Each module, worth Php 60,500, contains 48 head of ready-to-lay (RTL) chicken complete with cage.
Table 1. Interventions received by FAs
“Nalipay kaayo ko nga napili ang among asosasyon nga makadawat ani nga project. Nalipay mi nga nakita gyud nila ang among kakugi ug nisalig sila namo,” said Pedro Maghanoy, President of Paliton Vegetable Growers Association.
(I am very happy that our association was chosen to be one of the recipients of this project. They have seen our hard work, and even trust us.)
To better manage the aid received from SAAD, members of the FAs will undergo specialized training for Chicken Egg Production in March 2022 and plan to save 40% of sales from the current intervention to buy another set of RTL. ###
Writer: Jolina Daño, Information Officer, DA-SAAD Region 7
Photo documentation and information source: Mary Jane S. Banglos, PATCO Siquijor Information Officer