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DA-SAAD Caraga reports 74.58% obligation midyear, organizes 28 new FAs for Phase 2

CABADBARAN CITY, July 17, 2023 – During its Midyear Review and Assessment, the Department of Agriculture – Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Caraga reported an obligation of Php 31,391,120.03 (74.58%) of its Php 42,093,000 FY 2023 budget allocation and a corresponding Php 9,808,471.45 (31.25%) disbursement as of June 30, 2023, reflecting good financial performance for the first semester of FY 2023.

Under its Phase 2 implementation, the SAAD – Regional Program Management Support Office (RPMSO) headed by the Regional Field Office (RFO) in Caraga had also organized 28 new farmer associations (FAs) with 729 members.

SAAD Caraga extends livelihood packages to these groups from 14 municipalities in Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Norte, and the Dinagat Islands.  For the said areas, the Program also completed its targeted activities under its Social Preparation (SP) component, which includes the profiling of project recipients, beneficiary needs assessment, introductory organizational development training, and consultation meetings.

SP encompasses needs assessments and capability-building activities crucial, especially at the start of the program implementation, to identify the complex needs of the project recipients.Table 1. List of SAAD Phase 2 assisted farmers’ associations in Caraga




Agusan del Norte (ADN) Remedios T. Romualdez San Antonio Farmers Organization (SAFO) Abaca Production
Balangbalang Farmers Organization (BAFO) Banana (Lakatan) Production
Surigao del Norte
Alegria San Juan Abaca Farmers’ Association Abaca Production
United Farmers’ Association of Camp Edward Cacao Production
Tagana-an California Farmers’ Association Egg Production
Union SAAD Farmers’ Association Banana Production
Sison Biyabid SAAD Farmers’ Association Abaca Production
Tagbayani SAAD Farmers’ Association Banana (Lakatan) Production
Malimono Hanagdong Lakatan Farmers’ Association Banana (Lakatan) Production
Karihatag Poultry Raisers Organization Egg Production
Santa Monica Abad Santos Farmers’ Association Pineapple Production
Bailan Farmers Entrepreneurs Association Goat Production
San Benito Bongdo SAAD Farmers Organization Egg Production
Nagkahiusang Gagmayng Mananagat sa Maribojoc, Inc. Egg Production
San Isidro San Miguel United Farmers Association (SMUFA) Egg Production
United Del Pilar Farmers Association (UDePFAss) Egg Production
Pilar Caridad Vegetable Association Vegetable Production
Consolacion United Farmers’ Association Goat Production
General Luna Active Farmers Association in Magsaysay Egg Production
United Farmers Association in Santa Cruz Egg Production
Del Carmen Makugihong Mag-uuma sa Katipunan Egg Production
Malipayon ug Mauswagong Mag-uuma sa Mahayahay Egg Production
Dinagat Islands
Libjo Doña Helen Sewing Women Association (DOHSWA) Egg Production
Bayanihan Makugihon, og Mag-uuma, Mangingisda Asosasyon(BMMMA) Egg Production
Tubajon Mabini Multi-Purpose Cooperative (MAMULCO) Egg Production
Malinao Poultry Raisers Association (MaPoRA) Egg Production
Dinagat Justiniana Edera Livestock Growers’ Association (JELGA) Egg Production
Pangie Farmer’s Association Egg Production

Following the completion of social preparation activities, the Program also started delivering farm inputs under its Food Production and Livelihood (FPL) component. This includes farm tools, pesticides, cacao planting materials, inorganic fertilizers, and forage seeds, among others in support of the various crops and animal production projects of the 28 recipient FAs.

DA Regional Technical Director for Operations and SAAD Assistant Focal Rebecca R. Atega led the activity, together with OIC-Chief of DA Field Operations Division and SAAD Regional Lead Melody M. Guimary. Members of the Regional Program Advisory Committee also participated.

For the remainder of the year, the Program fast tracks deliverable project inputs, including layer chickens, goats, abaca, and banana planting materials. Formal turnover of projects in partnership with Municipal and Provincial local government units is also targeted in July. In total, the projects were able to assist 729 farmers in three (3) provinces in Caraga Region. ###


Writer: Mark Angelo Pineda, DA-SAAD Caraga Information Officer

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