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Mountain Province

LEGENDS
rice

Rice / Heirloom Rice Production

Chicken

Chicken / Free Range Chicken Production

Vegetables

Vegetable / Organic Vegetable Production

Eggs

Brown Egg / Table Egg / Quail Egg / Balut Production

Gardening

Gardening

Cattle

Cattle Production

Softbroom

Softbroom Production

Swine

Swine Production

Potato

Potato Production

Livestock

Livestock Advancement Program

legume

Legume Production

Poultry

Poultry Production

Sugar

Muscovado / Sugarcane Production

Duck

Duck / Peckin Duck Production

Rambotan

Rambotan Production

Carabao

Carabao Production

Lemon

Lemon Production

goat

Goat Production

Ponkan

Ponkan Production

Aqua

Aqua (loach culture, rice-fish culture, polyculture in ponds)

coffee

Coffee Production

Capture

Capture

Pineapple

Pineapple Production

Net

Cast / Harvesting Net

Banana

Banana Production

Pond Culture

Fish Pond Culture

Cassava

Cassava Production

Fishing Boat

Non-Motorize Boat

Peanut

Peanut Seeds Production

Paraphernalia

Paraphernalia

mango

Mango Production

Hatchery

Village Hatchery Level

Mashroom

Rice-Based Osyter Mushroom Production

Mountain Province is a landlocked province in Cordillera. It is bounded in the North by Kalinga and Abra, east by Isabela and Ifugao, south by Ifugao and Benguet, and west by Ilocos Sur. It has a total land area of 2,157.38 square kilometers. It is known for its hilly land and deep narrow gorge with steep sides. Stones are visible along river banks, waterfalls, narrow valleys, and caves. The angle of elevation went as high as 2,714 meters to the top of the mountain.

The province is a lone district comprised of 10 municipalities and 144 barangays. The municipalities are Sadanga, Natonin, Paracelis, Barlig, Bontoc, Besao, Sagada, Bauko, Tadian, and Sabangan. Its capital is Bontoc.

Mountain Province produced 10,712.6 MT of crops during first semester of 2018 This was 4.6% of the regional crop production. The province’s crop production increased by 2.5% (259.0 MT) compared to the 10,453.6 MT during the first semester of 2017.

The top three crops produced by the province were white potato with 28.9% or 3,101.1 MT, followed by cabbage with 24.4% or 2,610.6 MT, and carrots with 8.3% or 893.1 MT.

Mountain Province was the second top producer of the region for the following crops: white potato with 9.8% of the regional white potato production, cabbage with 6.25% and carrots with 4.6% (PSA, 2018).

Paracelis and Bauko are the two top commercial producers of crops in the province. Bauko produces 47,796 MT of highland vegetables and Paracelis produces 33,109 MT of rice and corn. A total 80,905 MT of major crops can be produced by the two municipalities and rest were produced by the eight municipalities.

The cool climate in the western municipalities of the province is an advantage in the production of highland vegetables over the lowland provinces. In like manner, Paracelis is also appropriate in the production of corn that supplies feed mills in Cagayan Valley.

For highland vegetable production in Bauko and some parts of the western municipalities, the market outlets are Baguio City and Santiago City in Isabela. The inputs for commercial fertilizers and pesticides, likewise, are imported from these markets outlets for those who can afford. But for some farmers, the needed inputs are provided by middlemen who buy the produce during harvest and subtracting the cost of fertilizers and other incidental expenses. This scheme makes the farmer vulnerable to the dictates of middlemen.

For rice and corn produced in Paracelis, these are marketed to Santiago City since the city is the nearest market outlet in the municipality. The same pattern is observed for some farmers who depend on the middlemen for the cost of fertilizers and paying them from the produce afterwards.

These are the factors that despite the province’s comparative advantages as a vegetable producer due to its cool climate, most farmers remain poor and live at subsistence level.

On livestock production(which include cattle, swine, and free-range chicken), Paracelis produced the highest number of 2,199.12 MT of livestock followed by Bontoc (1,246.17 MT) and the least producer is Barlig (132.82 MT). Livestock are marketed within the province and outside like Buguias and Mankayan in Benguet. Minimal fish production is observed in all the municipalities considering that these areas are raised in rice paddies, small number of fishponds and along rivers or streams. 

According to the locals, fish production is an old farming practice in the province mainly for family consumption. However, during that time, fisherfolk don’t follow specific technologies for their fish culture, thus production was low. Through the initiatives of DA-BFAR and other partners in implementation, they were able to access new technologies for fish production and were able to improve their harvests. 

To date, the province has a total of 3,816 registered fisherfolk engaged in aquaculture, inland capture, post-harvest and marketing, and other fishery related activities. Based on the latest inventory of BFAR CAR, Mt. Province has 20 hectares productive areas for fish pond and 0.13 hectares for fish cage. Fishery programs and projects being implemented in the province include fish culture in ponds, cages, rice paddies, and tanks, and fish hatcheries within the province support the production of fingerlings for grow out.

Moreover, several communal bodies of water are found suited for stocking of fingerlings which are lakes, rivers, and streams. The said bodies of water have an area of 3,000.585 hectares and with approximately 39.545 metric tons of total production if developed. Interventions for sustainable inland fisheries include stock enhancement and assessment, provision of environment friendly fishing gears among others.

Major aquaculture commodities are tilapia, catfish, carp, freshwater prawn and loach while species such as tilapia, carps, eel, loach, freshwater prawn, ayungin and others common in inland capture fisheries. In 2019, the province had a total production of 15.4MT from aquaculture and inland fisheries respectively. Considering the 26kg/annum per capita consumption of fish and the total number of fish eating population, the fish sufficiency level had only reached 0.48%. Thus, the province depends on outside sources to provide for the remaining fish requirement (PSA, 2019).

Most of the provinces in CAR has decreased its poverty rate (poverty incidence among families). Mountain Province in 2015 has 33.1% rate of its poverty incidence among families. Now, in the latest data of PSA 2018, the province has only 17.2%. However, in CAR, 17.2% is the highest poverty incidence among families.

Mountain Province had the highest poverty threshold among the provinces in CAR with Php 27,726 per capita per annum for 2018 (this poverty threshold is above the CAR poverty threshold by 11.5%). This translates to a minimum of Php 11,552 monthly take home income for a family of five to meet both basic food and non-food needs and be considered not poor in 2018.

Mountain Province recorded a percentage change of 13.0 frmo Php 24,536 per capita per annum in 2015.

The province also had the highest food threshold with Php 19,373 per capita per annum.

Project Profile

For 2019, Mountain Province was included in the DA-SAAD Program. It has a total budget of Php 47,260,000 for 15 projects implemented benefiting 860 individuals and four (4) groups.

BARLIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Farming on Swine, Lemon, and Vegetables Production Latang Latang Association for Agricultural Development 60 4,990,490.00
TOTAL 60 4,990,490.00
BAUKO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Brown Egg & Vegetables Production Leseb 132 4,931,653.00
Cattle Production (7 heads) Otucan Norte 7 248,969.00
TOTAL 139 5,180,622.00
BESAO
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Farming on Swine and Rambutan Production Catengan Catengan-Bunga Farmer’s Rise Up Association 60 5,224,750.00
Cattle Production (5 heads) Gueday 5 179,590.00
TOTAL 65 5,404,340.00
BONTOC
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Quail Egg and Banana Production Dalican 20 1,183,205.00
Table Egg and Banana Production Dalican 50 3,888,580.00
Cattle Production (20 heads) Dalican 5 525,600.00
TOTAL 75 5,597,385.00
NATONIN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Tiger Grass Production Pudo 110 1,926,200.00
Swamp Gabi Production Pudo 40 2,768,600.00
TOTAL 150 4,694,800.00
PARACELIS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Fruit Trees Production intercrop with soybean Bunot BIADFA 190 6,396,900.00
TOTAL 190 6,396,900.00
SABANGAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Swine and Vegetable Production Napua 60 4,966,520.00
TOTAL 60 4,966,520.00
SADANGA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Legume, Swine, Free range chicken & Cattle Production (14heads) production (w/ trainings) Bekigan 100 4,515,688.00
Cattle Production (14heads) Bekigan 14 588,938.00
TOTAL 114 5,104,626.00
SAGADA
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Swine and Rambutan Production Ankileng Angkileng Rumangayan Association 64 5,037,400.00
Cattle Production (5heads) Madongo 5 179,590.00
TOTAL 69 5,216,990.00
TADIAN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Cattle Production Mabalite 30 2,008,050.00
Muscovado Production Mabalite 25 1,223,150.00
Mango Production Mabalite 11 232,520.00
Free range Chicken Production Mabalite 50 1,304,000.00
TOTAL 116 4,767,720.00
BARLIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Porject 1. Integrated Pekin Duck and Ponkan Production OGO-OG OGO-OG FISHERFOLK ORGANIZATION 95 3,965,500.00
Project 2. Free Range Chicken Production LATANG LATANG ASSOCIATION FOR AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT 60 216,200.00
TOTAL 155 4,181,700.00
BAUKO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 3. Enhanced Brown Egg Production LESEB LESEB FARMERS ASSOCIATION 125 2,645,625.00
Guinzadan Central Caotit Upper Pedal FA 75 1,587,375.00
Project 4. Free Range Chicken Production MONAMON SUR MONAMON BAUKO FARMERS ASSOCIATION 11 412,450.00
Project 65 (Add’l Project) Mountain Province Poultry Development Project BANAO 20 298,787.88
LAGAWA 20 298,787.88
TOTAL 251 5,243,025.76
BESAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 5. Free range Chicken and Rambutan Production CATENGAN CATENGAN-BUNGA FARMER RISE-UP ASSOCIATION 60 1,920,900.00
Project 6. Brown Egg , Sugarcane, Pineapple and Coffee Production and Processing CATENGAN 40 2,449,500.00
TOTAL 100 4,370,400.00
BONTOC
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 7.Carabao and Cattle Production in Dalican, Bontoc, Mt. Province DALICAN 20 1,078,000.00
MAINIT 10
Project 66 (Additional Project) Multiplier Farm Estabishment in Bontoc, Mountain Province DALICAN 70 2,400,000.00
‘FAITH’ gardening and Poultry raising in the different Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add’l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
Mainit 7 182,821.83
ALAB ORIENTE 40 1,044,696.16
Project 8. Integrated Brown Egg and Ponkan Production GUINA-ANG 60 2,910,400.00
Project 9. Carabao Raising GUINA-ANG 17 510,000.00
Free Range Chicken Production ALAB PROPER BILIG BENGASAN DATA MATA-AO FARMERS ORGANIZATION 11 412,450.00
Project 65 (Add’l Project) Mountain Province Poultry Development Project Mainit 23 74,696.97
Can-eo 25 373,484.85
Bayyo 30 448,181.82
ALAB ORIENTE 47 702,151.52
TOTAL 360 10,136,883.14
NATONIN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Duck Raising in Pudo, Natonin, Mt. Province (Continuing) PUDO 40 1,360,000.00
Free range Chicken Production in Pudo, Natonin, Mt. Province PUDO 110 3,183,000.00
Project 67 (Add’l Project) ‘FAITH’ gardening and Poultry raising in the different Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add’l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
BANAO 12 226,618.71
TOTAL 162 4,769,618.71
PARACELIS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Fruit Trees & Peanut Seeds Production in Bunot, Paracelis, Mt. Province BUNOT 190 4,203,750.00
Project 67 (Add’l Project) ‘FAITH’ gardening and Poultry raising in the different Mountain Province
&
Project 68 (Add’l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province
BANTAY 70 1,340,827.34
TOTAL 260 5,544,577.34
SABANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Vegetable Production in Napua, Sabangan , Mt. Province(Continuing) NAPUA 30 430,000.00
Free Range Chicken Production in Napua, Sabangan, Mt. Province NAPUA 86 3,584,200.00
Free Range Chicken Production in Lagan, Sabangan, Mt. Province LAGAN I-LAGAN IRRIGATORS ASSOCIATION 11 412,450.00
TOTAL 127 4,426,650.00
SADANGA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Cattle Raising with Heirloom Rice in Sacasacan, Sadanga, Mt. Province SACASACAN 50 2,502,500.00
Integrated Cattle Rasing with Heirloom Rice Production in Bekigan, Sadanga, Mt. Province (Continuing) BEKIGAN BEKIGAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION 30 589,400.00
Free Range Chicken Production in Anabel, Sadanga, Mt. Province ANABEL 10 94,400.00
TOTAL 90 3,186,300.00
SAGADA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Vegetable Production ANGKILENG ANGKILENG RUMANG-AYAN ORGANIZATION 30 1,377,000.00
Organic Vegetable Production ANGKILENG 8 497,600.00
Backyard Brown Egg Production ANGKILENG 7 420,350.00
Integrated Cattle Raising with Heirloom KILONG DOCCOS FARMERS ORGANIZATION INC. 85 1,481,200.00
Project 67 (Add’l Project) ‘FAITH’ gardening and Poultry raising in the different Mountain Province & Project 68 (Add’l Project) Combating Manourishment of Children through Free range Chicken Raising in all Barangays of Bontoc Mt. Province BANGAAN 40 755,395.68
AGUID 24 453,237.41
FIDILESAN 27 509,892.09
MADONGO 39 736,510.79
TOTAL 260 6,231,185.97
TADIAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Project 12 Enhancement of Mango Production in Mabalite, Tadian, Mt Province MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 25 320,190.00
Project 13 Sugarcane Production in Mabalite, Tadian Mt. Province (Continuing) MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 20 116,800.00
Project 64 Enhancement of Cattle Production Project in Mabalite, Tadian (Continuing) Mt. Province MABALITE E-MABALITE TADIAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED 42 1,695,800.00
TOTAL 87 2,132,790.00
BARLIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced Rice Related Projects
Enhancement of Heirloom Rice Production with Rambutan Production and Peckin Duck Production Ogo-og Ogo-og Fisherfolk Organization 95
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Production of Seedlings Latang Latang Association for Agricultural Development 15
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Swine Repopulation Latang Latang Association for Agricultural Development 10
TOTAL 120
BAUKO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Mountain Province Livestock Advancement Program Otucan Norte Kiodan Kataguan Di Umili Association 20
Integrated Swine and Vegetable Production Mayag 20
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Table Egg Production Balintaugan Balintaugan Farmers Association 40
Chicken Production Bagnen Proper Maudan Farmers Association 190
Table Egg Production Site 1 Bagnen Oriente Madidaga Agro-Farmers Association Inc. 85
Chicken Production Site 2 Bagnen Oriente Madidaga Agro-Farmers Association Inc. 100
Enhancement of Table Egg Procution Guinsadan Central Caotit Upper Pedal Farmers Association 75
Table Egg Production Otucan Sur Binnadang Farmers Association 150
Chicken Production Otucan Norte Kiodan Kataguan Di Umili Association 95
Brown Egg Production Processing and Marketing Leseb Leseb Community Farmer’s Association 50
TOTAL 825
BESAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced Rice Related Projects
Integrated Fruit Trees, Free-Range Chicken Production and Enhancement of Rice Production Tamboan Tamboan Farmers and Fisherfolk Association 100
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Vegetable Production Agawa Agawa Farmers and Fisherfolk Organization 3
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Cattle Raising and Heirloom Rice Production Agawa Agawa Farmers and Fisherfolk Organization 22
Swine Repopulation Catengan Catengan-Bunga Farmers Rise-up Association 10
Vegetable and Swine Production Agawa Agawa Farmers and Fisherfolk Organization 5
Swine Repopulation Agawa Agawa Farmers and Fisherfolk Organization 5
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Brown Egg Production Gueday Gueday Integrated Farmers and Fisherfolk Association 100
TOTAL 245
BONTOC
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Revival of Ponkan and Meyer Lemon Production Maligcong Maligcong Farmers Fisherfolk and Irrigators Association 50
Fruit Trees Production, Poultry Production and Marekting Guinaang Aratey Si Inkhawisan Farmers Association 60
Integrated Fruit Trees, Duck and Balut Production, Processing and Marketing Gonogon 20
Integrated Fruit Trees, Duck and Balut Production, Processing and Marketing Talubin 20
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Table Egg Production and Marketing Mainit Upper Mainit Warriors Team Organization 50
Poultry Production Alab Proper Bilig Bengasan Data Mat-ao Organization 60
Poultry Production and Marketing Alab Oriente Derway Farmers Association 30
Brown Egg Production, Processing and Marketing Can-eo 20
TOTAL 310
NATONIN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Expansion of Arabica Coffee Production and Processing Banao Banao 4H Club 25
Softbroom Making and Swamp Gabi Processing and Pekin Duck and Brown Egg Production and Marketing Pudo Pudo Farmers Organization 50
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Swine Repopulation Alunogan Ornungan Farmers and Irrigators Association Inc. 10
Expansion of Arabica Coffee Production and Processing and Swine Repopulation Banao Banao 4H Club 10
TOTAL 85
PARECELIS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Enhancement of Coffee Processing Bunot Bunot Integrated Agricultural Development Farmers Association; 190
Bunot Ambarowan Farmers Organization 190
Enhancement of Coffee Processing and Production of Seelings Bunot Bunot Integrated Agricultural Development Farmers Association; 15
Bunot Ambarowan Farmers Organization
Cassava and Peanut Production, Processing and Marketing at Brgy. Anonat, Paracelis Anonat Siffu Damsite Anonat Integrated Farmers Ass. Inc. 50
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Goat Raising and Rice-based Osyter Mushroom Production Buringal Ginabwal Integrated Rural Improvement Club and Farmers Association Inc. 40
TOTAL 470
SABANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Potato and Bell Production Busa Busa Sumyaan Farmers Association 18
Vegetable Production Napua Napua Farmers Timpuyog Organization 30
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Swine Repopulation Napua Napua Farmers Timpuyog Organization 10
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Chicken Production Busa Busa Sumyaan Farmers Association 16
Chicken Production Lagan E-Lagan Irrigators Association 85
TOTAL 159
SADANGA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced Rice Related Projects
Heirloom Rice Production and Marketing Saclit Bigatin Livelihood Farmers Association 23
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Integrated Carabao Raising and Heirloom Rice Production Betwagan Betwagan Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 30
Swine Repopulation Bekigan Bekigan Farmers Association 10
Integrated Carabao Raising, Swine Repopulation and Heirloom Rice Production Sacasacan Amkabigat Farmers Association 25
Integrated Carabao Raising, Swine Repopulation and Heirloom Rice Production Anabel Anabel Faith Farmers and Fisherfolks Association 21
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Table Egg Production Saclit Faliw-ang Farmers and Fisherfolk Association 23
TOTAL 132
SAGADA
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Vegetable Production Aguid Aguid Gardeners Organization 14
Enhancement of Arabica Coffee Production and Postharvest Processing Aguid Aguid Farmers Organization 30
Organic Vegetable Production Ankileng Ankileng Rumang-ayan Organization 8
Conventional Vegetable Production Ankileng Ankileng Rumang-ayan Organization 30
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Swine Repopulation Ankileng Ankileng Rumang-ayan Organization 10
Swine Repopulation Fidelisan Fidelisan Indigenous Farmers Association 7
Vegetable Production and Swine Production Aguid Aguid Gardeners Organization 1
Swine Repopulation Aguid Aguid Gardeners Organization 9
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Brown Egg Production and Marketing Ankileng Ankileng Rumang-ayan Organization 21
Brown Egg Production Bangaan Bangaan Sunshine Organization 30
Free Chicken Production and Marketing Fidelisan Fidelisan Indigenous Farmers Association 40
Brown Egg Production Kilong Doccos Farmers Organization Inc. 50
Brown Egg Production Madongo Madongo Farmers Sumyaan Organization 35
TOTAL 285
TADIAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Total number of beneficiaries
Livelihood for Enhanced High Value Crops Related Projects
Sugarcane Production Mabalite E-mabalite Farmers Association 25
Production of Seedlings Mabalite E-mabalite Farmers Association 15
Livelihood for Enhaced Livestock Related Projects
Enhancement of Cattle Production Mabalite E-mabalite Farmers Association 10
Enhancement of Cattle Production and Establishment of forage Development Mabalite E-mabalite Farmers Association 45
Livelihood for Enhaced Poultry Related Projects
Establishment of Free Range Chicken Production Batayan Batayan Farmers and Irrigators Association 140
Swine Repopulation Batayan Batayan Farmers and Irrigators Association 10
TOTAL 245

A total of Php15,000,000.00 funding was provided for the implementation of the SAAD Program in Mt. Provinces. Identification of potential beneficiaries was based on the fisherfolk registration (FishR) system of BFAR. They underwent social preparation activities to identify their fishery related needs and preferred fishery livelihood projects. Selected beneficiaries were grouped according to livelihood projects and were provided with the necessary capacity building activities. Distribution of aqua inputs followed upon completion of the pond preparation protocols required.

In 2019, a total of 2,569 individual fisherfolk received various livelihood projects such as tilapia culture in ponds and rice paddies. Capture fishers received a set of fishing gears inclusive of fish traps, gillnets and cast nets. 

Projects Implemented Municipalities Covered Number of
Beneficiaries
(Individual)
Financial
Allocation
(Php)
Aqua(polyculture in ponds) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 884 5,369,400
Aqua(rice-fish culture) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 1,451 6,433,000
Aqua (loach culture) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 29 197,600
Capture(set of fishing gears) Barlig, Bauko, Besao, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada, Tadian 184 1,000,000
TOTAL 1,359 13,000,000
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TADIAN, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, December 9, 2020 – The Tadian Farmers, Fisherfolk and Irrigators Association’s (TAFFIA) twin tank village-type fish hatchery located in Luk-eb Calacaban, Tue, Tadian provided by the Special…

4th quarter obligation of SAAD-CAR at 94%

BAGUIO CITY, December 3, 2020 – In the pre-assessment activity of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) from December 2 to 3, Special Area for Agricultural…

Livelihood fishery projects distributed in Mountain Province

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, October 20, 2020 - Various fishery livelihood projects worth Php 925,000.00 were distributed to Mountain Province in a turnover led by CAR Regional Director Lilibeth L. Signey of…

Channeg FA towards quail egg supplier

Background  Mountain Province is the poorest among the provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region with a 17.2% poverty incidence rate recorded by the Philippine Statistics Authority in 2018. Bontoc, located…

Loach production jump-starts in Mountain Province

Tadian, Mountain Province, September 3, 2020 – To support the restoration of the Japanese loach production in Mountain Province, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program provided Php 603,054.00…

37 carabaos awarded to Bontoc farmers

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, August 21, 2020 – Thirty-seven (37) carabaos worth Php 1,110,750.00 were awarded to 37 farmer-beneficiaries from Barangay Guina-ang and Dalican in Bontoc for the Carabao Production Project of…

SAAD Cordillera conducts Midyear Assessment for 2020

BAGUIO CITY, July 23-24, 2020 – With its aim to alleviate poverty in the farming communities, the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program provided livelihood interventions to the 30…

72 cattle granted to Mountain Province farmer-beneficiaries

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, July 9, 2020 – Seventy–two (72) head of cattle were distributed to the beneficiaries of six municipalities of Mountain Province namely: Sadanga with 28 beneficiaries, Sagada with five…

Mountain Province 586 fisherfolks received 300,000 tilapia fingerlings

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, May 12-15, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) - CAR distributed in the province 300,000 tilapia…

Securing food sufficiency in Cordillera amidst COVID-19 pandemic

BAGUIO CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) is encouraging more Filipinos to participate and support the Plant, Plant, Plant Program initiated by Secretary William…

Fisherfolk in Cordillera harvest 5.09 MT tilapia

CORDILLERA, April 1-16, 2020 – The implementation of the Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) did not hinder the fishers in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to harvest their tilapia from the Aquaculture…

SAAD turns over etag chamber and compost shed to Mt. Province farmers association

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, January 22, 2020 – The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program in Mountain Province turns over etag chamber in Ankileng, Sagada and compost shed in Catengan, Besao.…

DA-SAAD CAR conducts 4th Quarter Regional Assessment

BAGUIO CITY, November 25-27, 2019 – The Department of Agriculture’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program of Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) held its 4th Quarter Regional Assessment at New…

SAAD CAR conducts Provincial Orientation in Mountain Province

MOUNTAIN PROVINCE—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) held a Provincial Orientation at Archog Hotel, Samoki, Bontoc, Mountain Province on 27 November 2018.…

SAAD covers three provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region for 2019-2022

BAGUIO CITY - The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) conducted a Consultative Meeting for multi-year plan (FY 2019-2022) crafting for the provinces of Apayao,…

SAAD includes Mountain Province as one of its new provinces for 2019

BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES—The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) conducted a consultation meeting attended by the representatives of the Municipal Local Government Units (MLGUs). The activity was held in Archog…

SAAD CAR provinces gear up to carry out 2019 plans

CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION (CAR), PHILIPPINES — The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) National Program Management Office (NPMO) led by its Program Director Bernadette F. San Juan (Dir. SJ) along with the SAAD-CAR…

SAAD conducts planning workshop for Apayao, Mt. Province, and Kalinga

BAGUIO CITY, PHILIPPINES — The Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) Program conducted an initial planning workshop on January 10-12, 2018 that will pave the way for the…

President Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.
Republic of the Philippines
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Ulysses J. Lustria Jr.
Program Director

                  

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