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Multi-livelihood project received by 14 FAs in Cotabato

COTABATO, July 12, 2022 – Various additional farming support were provided to 819 members of 14 farmers’ associations (FAs) who are existing beneficiaries of the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program from June 7 to 16.

The interventions worth Php 432,700 included hybrid corn seeds, soybean meal, corn bran, duck layer feeds, knapsack sprayers, plastic drums, and garden hose distributed to the municipalities of Carmen, Kabacan, Libungan, Matalam, and Pigcawayan (Table 1).

These agri-inputs serve as free capital to improve the members’ poultry, livestock production, and livelihood of vegetable farming. The soybean meal and corn bran received by the first-in-line beneficiaries are used for animal feeding and facilitate livestock’s potential for meat and dairy production. Duck layer feeds under the mallard duck project are provided to the FAs who provided basic care to their communal poultry area.

The plastic drum is for water storage, the garden tools are for maintaining a healthy and attractive backyard garden, and the knapsack sprayer is used for spraying insecticide and pesticides on shrubs and crops. The members who are living in close proximity take turns in using these farming materials.

Table 1. Various farm inputs received by 14 Cotabato FAs   

FAs Location Inputs received Project  Cost
(Php)
Tunganon Farmers for Peace and Development
(106 members)
Tunganon, Carmen 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
Barangay Kimadsil Farmers Rural Worker Association
(76 members)
Kimadsil, Carmen 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
Polayagan RIC
(33 members)
Polayagan, Alamada 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
Kibenes FA
(25 members)
Kibenes, Carmen 10 bags of duck layer feeds FY 2022 Integrated Mallard Duck with Vegetable Production 18,500.00
Kabacan Agri-Resources and Livestock FA
(78 members)
Malanduage, Kabacan 5 plastic drums
2 knapsack sprayers
In Support to Vegetable Production 14,500.00
Green Valley FA
(25 members)
Pinamaton, Matalam 5 plastic drums
5 knapsack sprayers
1 roll of garden hose
In Support to Vegetable Production 20,500.00
New Alimodian Integrated FA
(108 members)
New Alimodian, Matalam 5 plastic drums
5 knapsack sprayers
8 rolls of hose
8 bags hybrid corn seeds
In support to Integrated Corn Production with Vegetable Production Support 111,500.00
New Alimodian Women’s Association
(100 members)
New Alimodian, Matalam 6 plastic drums
5 knapsack sprayers
1 roll of garden hose
In Support to Vegetable Production 20,500.00
Consortium of Gumaga MRDP-CFAD
(45 members)
Gumaga, Libungan 10 bags of duck layer FY 2022 Integrated Mallard Duck with Vegetable Production 18,500.00
Capayuran Farmers Credit Cooperative
(25 members)
Capayuran, Pigcawayan 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
Pambansang Mannalon, Mag-uuma, Magbaba-ol, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas of Anick FA
(25 members)
Anick, Pigcawayan 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
North Manuangan FA
(25 members)
Manuangan, Pigcawayan 5 sets of garden tools (rake, shovel, wheel barrow, plastic drum, knapsack sprayer, garden hose) In Support to Vegetable Production 70,700.00
Latagan FA
(30 members)
Latagan, Matalam 5 bags of soybean meal
5 bags of corn bran
FY 2022 Native Goat Production 23,250.00
Rice FA
(118 members)
New Tigbauan, Matalam 10 bags of duck layer feeds FY 2022 Integrated Mallard Duck with Vegetable Production 18,500.00
Total 432,700.00

The president of Capayuran Farmers Credit Cooperative, Mr. Jelito Jugas shared that, “Dako kayo ang tabang niining mga proyekto sa SAAD nga among naangkon, tungod kini nakatabang sa amoang mga panginahanglan sa uma, sa amoang pag-farm. Salamat kaayo. Busa, amoang gina-ampo nga mas daghan pa og matabangan ang programa, ilabi na sa panahon karon nga lisod kaayo ang kinabuhi, ang mga mag-uuma tuman ang kalisod nga nasinatian, maong dili makapalit og mga gamit para sa pag-panguma.” 

(The SAAD projects helped us a lot in our farming endeavors. Thank you so much. That is why we are praying that there will be more program beneficiaries, especially with this economic crisis that makes the farmers’ lives extra hard, unable to buy farming tools).

The distribution was led by the Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer of Cotabato Rey M. Domingo, together with the SAAD Provincial staff and municipal staff of the 5 local government units (LGUs). ###

 

Writers:
Jennifer Valcobero, DA-SAAD NPMO Public Relations and Comms Officer
Aisa Tina, DA-SAAD 12 Information Officer

Sources of Data:
DA-SAAD 12
DA-SAAD NPMO Planning, Monitoring, and Evaluation

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