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Bukidnon

LEGENDS
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project
Itik Pinas project

The Province of Bukidnon rests high above sea level at 915 meters (3,002 ft). The province is mainly an extensive plateau located at the center of Mindanao in Southern Philippines. It is bounded on the North by the Cagayan de Oro, on the South by North Cotabato and Davao City, on the East by Agusan del Sur and Davao del Norte, and Lanao del Norte and Lanao del Sur on West.

The 2015 Census of Population (POPCEN) revealed that the province has a total population of 1,415,226 individuals or 1,406,764 household population. It is subdivided into 4 legislative districts comprising 2 component cities, 20 municipalities and 464 barangays. With a total land area of 1,049,859 hectares with 322,804 hectares of farms by land use. Bukidnon is the largest province in Mindanao in terms of land area, covering 59% of Region 10. At least 38% of the province’s land area is alienable and disposable. The rest is classified timberland. The province is relatively cool and moist all throughout the year. Owing to its elevation, Bukidnon is storm-free province.

Bukidnon is dubbed as the “Food Basket of Northern Mindanao” is the leading producer and supplier of fresh fruits and vegetables in the region. These produce are either sold in domestic markets or exported to neighboring Asian countries. Having the biggest agricultural area with soils and climate highly suited to agriculture, Bukidnon’s economy is generally agriculture-based, fueled by livestock and highland tropical crops production. The province also hosts the country’s top manufacturers of food and food products and large livestock farms. Mining and resource-based handicrafts are active industries in the province, too.

The major commodities from aquaculture are tilapia, mudfish, catfish, and carp.

From inland municipal fisheries, the major commodities are tilapia, carp, giant freshwater prawn (ulang), freshwater shrimp, mudfish, and catfish.

Fishermen use freshwater fishcage, freshwater fish ponds, capture fishing, and municipal fishing boats.

 

Source: PSA 2019.

Based on PSA 2018, the prevailing annual per capita poverty threshold in Bukidnon is at Php 25,624. The province registered a decrease of percentage in poverty incidence among families from 54.0% in 2015 to 22.3% in 2018.

Significantly, SAAD intervention in the Province of Bukidnon started way back in 2018. With relevant agricultural assistance implemented in 13 SAAD priority municipalities of the province namely; Baungon, Talakag, Malitbog, San Fernando, Kalilangan, Pangantucan, Damulog, Kibawe, Kadingilan, Cabanglasan, Impasug-ong, Kitaotao and Quezon.

In terms of the poverty incidence situation in Bukidnon, the municipality of Malitbog at 65.7% has the highest poverty incidence while city of Valencia at 31.4% has the lowest.

Project Profile

In 2018, the Department of Agriculture in Region 10 started to implement SAAD Program in the province. It has a total budget allocation of Php 39.8 million benefitted by 725 individual farmers coming from the 13 poorest municipalities which are selected due to highest poverty incidence.

BAUNGON
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project in Baungon Liboran 27 3,889,867.78
Imbatug 27
TOTAL 54 3,889,867.78
CABANGLASAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Mandahican 27 3,952,531.85
Poblacion 27
TOTAL 54 3,952,531.85
DAMULOG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Migcawayan 27 3,849,823.61
Old Damulog 27
TOTAL 54 3,849,823.61
IMPASUG-ONG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kalabugao 27               6,225,878.08
Hagpa 27
Itik Pinas project Kalabugao 34
Hagpa 37
TOTAL 125               6,225,878.08
KADINGILAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kibogtok 27 4,182,806.50
Salvacion 27
TOTAL 54 4,182,806.50
KALILANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Bangbang 27 3,382,508.50
Kinura 27
TOTAL 54 3,382,508.50
KIBAWE
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Spring 27 3,352,608.00
New Kidapawan 27
TOTAL 54 3,352,608.00
KITAOTAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project San Isidro 27 3,939,021.70
Kimolong 26
TOTAL 53 3,939,021.70
MALITBOG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project San Luis 27 4,315,156.70
Silo-o 27
TOTAL 54 4,315,156.70
PANGANTUCAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Kidanggin (Sitio of Gandingan) 27 4,260,307.00
Gandingan 27
TOTAL 54 4,260,307.00
QUEZON
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Dumalama 27 4,189,021.70
Magsaysay 27
TOTAL 54 4,189,021.70
SAN FERNANDO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Tugop 27 4,529,081.58
Nacabuklad 27
TOTAL 54 4,529,081.58
TALAKAG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Integrated Agricultural Livelihood Project Basak 28 3,891,387.00
Lingi-on 27
TOTAL 55 3,891,387.00
GRAND TOTAL: 773 53,960,000.00
SUMILAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Rice-Related Livelihood Project with Corn, HVC and Livestock Livelihood Projects
Including COVID-19 response livelihood projects for HVC and Corn
Kisolon Sumilao Progressive Farmers Association and Rural Improvement Club Association 25 1,663,400.00
San Roque Sumilao Small Fisherfolks and Farmers Association(SUSFFA) 25
TOTAL 50 1,663,400.00<
LANTAPAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Rice-Related Livelihood Project with Corn, HVC and Livestock Livelihood Projects
Including COVID-19 response livelihood projects for HVC and Corn
Kulisihan Bugcaon Kulasihan Manupali Irrigators Association 25 1,138,240.00
Poblacion Lantapan Coffee Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,138,240.00
MALITBOG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced HVC-Related Livelihood Project with Livestock including HVC-Related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Siloo Nitivo Marketing Cooperative 25 595,000.00
San Luis 25
TOTAL 50 595,000.00
TALAKAG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced HVC, Rice, and Livestock Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Projects in response to COVID-19 Basak Higaunon Pig-uyunan Tribal Association 25 1,573,260.00
Lingi-On Lingion Agro Forest Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,573,260.00
IMPASUGONG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Expanded HVC and Corn Related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 with Enchanced Rice, Corn, and HVC livelihood related projects Hagpa Hagpa SAAD Farmers Association 25 551,300.00
Kalabugao Kalabugao SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 551,300.00
CABANGLASAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced HVC, Corn, and Livestock-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Mandahican Mandahican SAAD Farmers Association 25 615,340.00
Poblacion Poblacion SAAD Farmers Association 25
Mandaing Mandaing Auto Saving Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 75 615,340.00
BAUNGON
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Livestock, HVC, and Rice Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related livelihood projects in response to COVID-19 Liboran Liboran SAAD Beneficiary Association 25 1,099,510
Imbatug Imbatug SAAD Livelihood Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,099,510.00
DAMULOG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced HVC, Corn, Livestock, and Rice-Related Livelihood Project with HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Migcawayan Migcawayan SAAD Farmers Association 25 745,020.00
Old Damulog Old Damulog SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 745,020.00
KALILANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Corn, Rice, Livestock, and HVC-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Kinura Kinura SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,588,310
Bang-bang Bangbang SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,588,310
QUEZON
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Rice, Corn, HVC, and Livestock-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in reponse to COVID-19 Dumalama Dumalama SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,036.080.00
Magsaysay Magsaysay SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,036.080.00
KIBAWE
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Corn, Rice, HVC, and Livestock-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Spring Spring SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,515,200.00
NEW KIDAPAWAN Special Area for Agricultural Devevelopment Farmers Association(SAADFA) in Brgy. New Kidapawan 25
TOTAL 50 1,515,200.00
SAN FERNANDO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Livestock, HVC, Corn-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Nakabuklad Nacabuklad SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,055.680
Tugop Tugop SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 1,055.680
KITAOTAO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Corn, Rice, HVC, and Livestock-Related Livelihood Project including Livestock, HVC, and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 San Isidro San Isidro-Rural Improvement Club Womens Organization(RICWO) 25 765,200.00
Kimolong Kimolong Pambansang Mannalon, Magbabaul, Mag-uuma, Magsasaka ng Pilipinas 25
TOTAL 50 765,200.00
KADINGILAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Livestock, HVC, Corn-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Kibogtok Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma SAAD Beneficiaries Association of Brgy Kibogtok 25 1,850,440.00
Salvacion Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma SAAD Beneficiaries Association of Brgy Salvacion 25
TOTAL 50 1,850,440.00
PANGANTUCAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Enhanced Livestock, HVC, Corn-Related Livelihood Project including HVC and Corn related Livelihood Projects in response to COVID-19 Poblacion Poblacion SAAD Farmers Association 25 970,520.00
Gandingan KidLawa SAAD Farmers Association 25
TOTAL 50 970,520.00
GRAND TOTAL: 775 16,762,500.00
MALITBOG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn production in Malitbog, Bukidnon Siloo Nitivo Marketing Cooperative 25 830,000.00
Support to livestock-production in Malitbog, Bukidnon San Luis Nitivo Marketing Cooperative 25 218,750.00
TOTAL 50 1,048,750.00
TALAKAG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn and livestock production in Talakag, Bukidnon Basak Higaunon Pig-uyunan Tribal Association 25 390,000.00
Lingi-On 25 30,000.00
Support to livestock production in talakag Bukidnon Basak 50 709,500.00
TOTAL 100 1,573,260.00
IMPASUGONG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn processing in Impasug-ong Bukidnon Hagpa Hagpa SAAD Beneficiaries Association 65 1,614,000.00
Support to livestock-production in Impasug-ong Bukidnon Kalabugao Kalabugao SAAD Farmers Association 50 878,250.00
TOTAL 115 2,492,250.00
CABANGLASAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to rice-processing in Cabanglasan, BUkidnon Mandahican Mandahican SAAD Farmers Association 25 600,000.00
Support to vegetable production in Cabanglasan, BUkidnon Poblacion Poblacion SAAD Farmers Association 25 84,825.00
Support to vegetable production in Cabanglasan, Bukidnon Mandaing Mandaing Auto Saving Farmers Association 25 84,825.00
TOTAL 75 615,340.00
KALILANGAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn processing in Kalilangan, Bukidnon Malinao Malinao Imbarize Pud Ong (MAIMPU ASSOCIATION) 25 1,050,000.00
Support to livestock production in Kalilangan, Bukidnon Bang-bang 25 150,000.00
TOTAL 50 1,200,000.00
SAN FERNANDO
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn processing in San Fernando, Bukidnon Nakabuklad Nacabuklad SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,050.000.00
Support to livestock production in San Fernando Bukidnon Tugop Tugop SAAD Farmers Association 25 798,750.00
TOTAL 50 1,848,750.00
KADINGILAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn processing in Kadingilan, Bukidnon Kibogtok Nagkahiusang Mag-uuma SAAD Beneficiaries Association of Brgy Kibogtok 25 900,000.00
TOTAL 25 900,000.00
PANGANTUCAN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Support to corn processing in Pangantucan, Bukidnon, Bukidnon Poblacion Poblacion SAAD Farmers Association 25 258,750.00
Kindangin KidLawa SAAD Farmers Association 25 1,050,000.00
TOTAL 50 1,308,750.00
GRAND TOTAL: 690 13,276,650.00

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte
Republic of the Philippines

William D. Dar, Ph. D.
Secretary, Department of Agriculture

Myer G. Mula, Ph. D.
Program Director

                  

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