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Surigao del Sur

LEGENDS
Native Chicken Production
Native Goat Production
Vegetable Production
OPV Corn Production
Camote/Ube Production

The Province of Surigao del Sur is located in the Caraga region. Its capital is Tandag City. It is bounded on the Northwest by the Province of Surigao del Norte, on the southeast by Davao Oriental, on its Eastern side by the Pacific Ocean, and the West and Southwest by the Provinces of Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. This strategic location enables the province to establish favorable economic linkages with other neighboring provinces.

 

Surigao del Sur comprises 17 municipalities and two cities, further subdivided into 309 barangays. Two congressional districts are encompassing all cities and towns.

Surigaonon and Tandaganon are spoken in most parts of Surigao del Sur (except in Bislig City and the towns of Barobo, Hinatuan, Lingig and Tagbina, where most of the inhabitants speak Cebuano and their native Kamayo, a different language but distantly related to Surigaonon, is spoken by the rest of the population), with Cantilangnon, a northern variation of Surigaonon which is very much similar to the dialect of Surigaonon as spoken in Surigao del Norte, being spoken mostly in the five northern municipalities of the province namely Carrascal, Cantilan, Madrid, Carmen and Lanuza (or the municipal clusters called CarCanMadCarLan).

Surigao del Sur has a total land area of 523,050 hectares wherein 214,032 is dedicated to agriculture. Table 2 shows the major crops of Surigao del Sur wherein cash crops such as coconut, banana, and cassava are also included. Upland farms are usually intercropped with long-term crops like coconut.

Poultry and chicken dominated as the poultry raising activity in the province. For the livestock sector carabao top followed by goat/sheep and cattle.

Considering that Surigao del Sur is predominantly composed of coastal municipalities, marine products is abundant in the province. Its primary source of livelihood is fishing and it is well-known as the main suppliers of aquatic products to nearby provinces.

In 2019, the total volume of fisheries production recorded 29,522.23 metric tons, where 10,794.64 metric tons is from Aquaculture; 12,259.62 metric tons from marine Municipal; 5,440.31 metric tons from commercial fisheries; and 1,057.66 from inland municipal sector (PSA, 2019).

The major commodities are milkfish, seaweeds, mudcrabs, frigate tuna, yellowfin tuna and skipjack tuna (PSA, 2019).

Based on 2015-2016 data released by PSA, tuna species registered the highest per capita consumption with 6.29 kg consumed, followed by  milkfish at 3.14 kgs. annually.

From its poverty incidence rate among families of 32.3 in 2015, it went down to 19.2 in 2018. This records a decrease of 13.1%. In a family of five needs an annual per capita of Php 24,873.00 to reached the basic needs.

Agriculture Sector

The Province of Surigao del Sur was chosen as one of the pilot areas in Caraga region for the implementation of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for the calendar year 2019.

Four (4) municipalities were identified, these are Bayabas and Carmen for the first district and Lingig and Bislig City for the second district benefitted by 20 groups with 578 individual members.

For the year 2019, a total of Php 16.67 million worth of projects was allocated to the Surigao del Sur province. Poverty reduction and sustainable development rely mostly on empowering people. One of the avenues to empower them is through interventions for sustainable livelihoods. Majority of the interventions were poultry and livestock. The Provincial Program Management Support Offices (PPMSOs) and beneficiaries were involved in the identification, planning, and implementation of the projects.

Native chicken production has been introduced for the purpose to provide each group with an additional income at the same time a good source for protein for each household. Chicken raising is a feasible livelihood for them because of the small investment and short time to income. On the other hand, goat rearing has distinct economic and managerial advantages over other livestock because of its less initial investment, low input requirement, higher prolificacy, early sexual maturity, and ease in marketing.

Other beneficiaries were engaged in corn production and root crops such as kamote and ube production.

2019
Municipality of BAYABAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Native Chicken Production Balete Balete Chicken Growers Association (BACGA) 26 815,895.67
Cabugo Cabugo Chicken Production Association (CACPA) 20 814,095.67
Native Goat Production Panaosawon Riverside Panaosawon Farmers Association (RIPAFA) 20 578,832.83
Panaosawon P-7 Panaosawon Farmers Association (PPAFA) 20 578,832.83
TOTAL     86 2,787,657.00
Municipality of BISLIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Native Chicken Production Burbuanan Chicken Raisers Association of Burbuanan (CRAB) 20 870,399.42
Burbuanan Burbuanan Native Chicken Association (BurNatChiCA) 20 1,088,010.17
Native Goat Production San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Mabog (GRAM) 20 578,832.83
San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Sitio Sanyata (GRASS) 20 578,832.83
TOTAL     80 3,116,075.25
Municipality of CARMEN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
OPV Corn Production Hinapoyan Gacub Agricultural Farmers' Association 48 345,713.70
Hinapoyan Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 27 430,832.55
Camote Production Hinapoyan Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 50 430,298.75
Ube Production Hinapoyan Nagkahiusang Katawhang Mag-uuma sa Tabinas 50 363,987.50
Native Chicken Production Cancavan Cancavan Corn Growers Association 20 531,647.92
TOTAL     195 2,102,480.42
Municipality of LINGIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Upland Corn and Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association 20 808,782.83
Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association
Goat Production Rajah Cabungsuan Napanpanan United Farmers Association 20 577,032.83
Rajah Cabungsuan North Mecaopee Farmers Association 19 577,032.83
Native Chicken Production Proper Bogak Lumad sa Bogak Farmers Association 29 577,032.83
Rajah Cabungsuan Mendizona United Farmers Association 17 1,115,574.70
Rajah Cabungsuan Rajah Cabungsuan Farmers Association 20 1,040,244.70
Native Chicken Development Bogak Pamian Timberland Farmers Association 20 646,832.58
Bogak Tubod Upland Farmers Association 28 1,234,354.80
TOTAL     173 6,576,888.10
2020
Municipality of BAYABAS
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Native Chicken Production Balete Balete Chicken Growers Association (BACGA) 31 830,741.84
Cabugo Cabugo Chicken Production Association (CACPA) 20 119,792.00
Native Goat Production Panaosawon Riverside Panaosawon Farmers Association (RIPAFA) 35 559,869.69
Panaosawon P-7 Panaosawon Farmers Association (PPAFA) 32 570,178.29
TOTAL     118 2,080,581.82
Municipality of BISLIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
Native Chicken Production Burbuanan Chicken Raisers Association of Burbuanan (CRAB) 20 281,320.22
Burbuanan Burbuanan Native Chicken Association (BurNatChiCA) 20 190,641.00
Native Goat Production San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Mabog (GRAM) 20 742,451.24
San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Sitio Sanyata (GRASS) 20 243,726.55
Burbuanan Sote Bayabas Farmers Association (SOBAFA) 20 550,263.49
TOTAL     100 2,008,402.50
Municipality of CARMEN
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
(Php)
OPV Corn Production Hinapoyan Gacub Agricultural Farmers' Association 27 260,872.00
Hinapoyan Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 48 370,720.00
Camote Production Hinapoyan Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 50 749,249.70
Ube Production Hinapoyan Nagkahiusang Katawhang Mag-uuma sa Tabinas 50 1,293,312.17
Native Chicken Production Cancavan Cancavan Corn Growers Association 21 1,530,699.19
Backyard Native Chicken Raising Antao Antao Swine Raisers Association 23 826,737.00
TOTAL     219 5,031,590.06
Municipality of LINGIG
Project Title Barangay Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount
Upland Corn and Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association 20 1,128,109.69
Goat Production Rajah Cabungsuan Napanpanan United Farmers Association 20 122,921.00
Rajah Cabungsuan North Mecaopee Farmers Association 19 526,718.69
Proper Bogak Lumad sa Bogak Farmers Association 29 122,921.00
Native Chicken Production Rajah Cabungsuan Mendizona United Farmers Association 17 313,917.00
Proper Rajah Cabungsuan Farmers Association 20 313,917.00
Native Chicken Development Bogak Pamian Timberland Farmers Association 20 157,268.00
Bogak Tubod Upland Farmers Association 28 247,611.30
TOTAL     173 2,933,383.68
Project Profile

The Province of Surigao del Sur was chosen as one of the pilot areas in Caraga region for the implementation of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program for the calendar year 2019.

Four (4) municipalities were identified, these are Bayabas and Carmen for the first district and Lingig and Bislig City for the second district benefitted by 20 groups with 578 individual members.

For the year 2019, a total of Php 16.67 million worth of projects was allocated to the Surigao del Sur province. Poverty reduction and sustainable development rely mostly on empowering people. One of the avenues to empower them is through interventions for sustainable livelihoods. Majority of the interventions were poultry and livestock. The Provincial Program Management Support Offices (PPMSOs) and beneficiaries were involved in the identification, planning, and implementation of the projects.

Native chicken production has been introduced for the purpose to provide each group with an additional income at the same time a good source for protein for each household. Chicken raising is a feasible livelihood for them because of the small investment and short time to income. On the other hand, goat rearing has distinct economic and managerial advantages over other livestock because of its less initial investment, low input requirement, higher prolificacy, early sexual maturity, and ease in marketing.

Other beneficiaries were engaged in corn production and root crops such as kamote and ube production.

BAYABAS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken Production Balete Balete Chicken Growers Association (BACGA) 26 815,895.67
Cabugo Cabugo Chicken Production Association (CACPA) 20 814,095,67
Native Goat Production Panaosawon Riverside Panaosawon Farmers Association (RIPAFA) 578,832.83
P-7 Panaosawon Farmers Association (PPAFA)
TOTAL 86 2,787,657.00
BISLIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken Production Burbuanan Chicken Raisers Association of Burbuanan (CRAB) 20 870,399.42
Burbuanan Native Chicken Association (BurNatChiCA) 1,088,010.17
Native Goat Production San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Mabog (GRAM) 578,832.83
Goat Raisers Association of Sitio Sanyata (GRASS)
TOTAL 80 3,116,075.25
CARMEN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
OPV Corn Production Hinapoyan Gacub Agricultural Farmers’Association 48 345,713.70
Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 27 430,832.55
Camote Production 50 430,298.75
Ube Production Nagkahiusang Katawhang Mag-uuma sa Tabinas 363,987,50
Native Chicken Production Cancavan Cancavan Corn Growers Association 20 531,647.92
TOTAL 195 2,102,480.42
LINGIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Upland Corn and Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association 20 808,782.83
Goat Production
Rajah Napanpanan United Farmers Association 577,032.83
North Mecaopee Farmers Association 19
Native Chicken Production Proper Bogak Lumad sa Bogak Farmers Association 29
Rajah Cabungsuan Mendizona United Farmers Association 17 1,115,574.70
Rajah Rajah Cabungsuan Farmers Association 20 1,040,244.70
Native Chicken Development Bogak Pamian Timberland Farmers Association 646,832.58
Tubod Upland Farmers Association 28 1,234,354.80
TOTAL 173 6,576,888.10
TOTAL 534 14,583,100.77
BAYABAS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken Production Balete Balete Chicken Growers Association (BACGA) 31 830,741.84
Cabugo Cabugo Chicken Production Association (CACPA) 20 119,792.00
Native Goat Production Panaosawon Riverside Panaosawon Farmers Association (RIPAFA) 35 559,869.69
P-7 Panaosawon Farmers Association (PPAFA) 32 570,178.29
TOTAL 118 2,080,581.82
BISLIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken Production Burbuanan Chicken Raisers Association of Burbuanan (CRAB) 20 281,320.22
Burbuanan Native Chicken Association (BurNatChiCA) 190,641.00
Native Goat Production San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Mabog (GRAM) 742,451.24
Goat Raisers Association of Sitio Sanyata (GRASS) 243,726.55
Burbuanan Sote Bayabas Farmers Association (SOBAFA 550,263.49
TOTAL 100 2,008,402.50
CARMEN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
OPV Corn Production Hinapoyan Gacub Agricultural Farmers’Association 27 260,872.00
Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 48 370,720.00
Camote Production 50 749,249.70
Ube Production Nagkahiusang Katawhang Mag-uuma sa Tabinas 1,293,312.17
Native Chicken Production Cancavan Cancavan Corn Growers Association 21 1,530,699.19
Backyard Native Chicken Raising Antao Antao Swine Raisers Association 23 826,737,00
TOTAL 219 5,031,590.06
LINGIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Upland Corn and Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association 20 1,128,109.69
Goat Production Rajah Cabungsuan Napanpanan United Farmers Association 122,921.00
North Mecaopee Farmers Association 19 526,718.69
Proper Bogak Lumad sa Bogak Farmers Association 29 122,921.00
Native Chicken Production Rajah Cabungsuan Mendizona United Farmers Association 17 313,917,00
Proper Rajah Cabungsuan Farmers Association 20
Native Chicken Development Bogak Pamian Timberland Farmers Association 157,268.00
Tubod Upland Farmers Association 28 247,611.30
TOTAL 173 2,933,383.68
TOTAL 610 12,053,958.06
BAYABAS
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken and Peanut Production Balete Balete Chicken Growers Association (BACGA) 31 594,307.00
Native Chicken Production Cabugo Cabugo Chicken Production Association (CACPA) 20 1,238,118.00
Native Goat Production Panaosawon Riverside Panaosawon Farmers Association (RIPAFA) 35 220,795.00
Native Goat And Abaca Production P-7 Panaosawon Farmers Association (PPAFA) 32 1,176,210.00
TOTAL 118 3,229,430.00
BISLIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Native Chicken Production Burbuanan Chicken Raisers Association of Burbuanan (CRAB) 20 356,476.00
Burbuanan Native Chicken Raisers Association (BurNatChiRA)
Native Goat Production San Roque Goat Raisers Association of Mabog (GRAM) 218,983.25
Burbuanan Sote Bayabas Farmers Association (SOBAFA) 233,533.25
Goat Raisers Association of Sitio Sanyata (GRASS) 9,100.00
TOTAL 100 1,174,568.50
CARMEN
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
OPV Corn Production Hinapoyan Gacub Agricultural Farmers’Association 27 156,882.00
Intrgrated OPV Corn, Camote and Upland Rice Production Mag-uumang Manobo sa Hinapoyan Association (MAMASAHI) 48 1,876,742.00
50 173,672.50
Ube and Upland Rice Production Nagkahiusang Katawhang Mag-uuma sa Tabinas 654,877.50
Native Chicken Production Cancavan Cancavan Corn Growers Association 21 1,448,576.00
Egg Production Antao Antao Swine Raisers Association 23 1,194,485.26
TOTAL 219 5,505,235.26
LINGIG
Project Title Barangay/s Farmers Association Number of beneficiaries Amount (Php)
Goat Production Bogak Pinanapatan Farmers Association 20 61,963.00
Rajah Cabungsuan Napanpanan United Farmers Association
North Mecaopee Farmers Association 19 100,933.00
Proper Bogak Lumad sa Bogak Farmers Association 29 205,393.00
Native Chicken Production Rajah Cabungsuan Mendizona United Farmers Association 17 471,887.00
Proper Rajah Cabungsuan Farmers Association 20 468,900.00
Native Chicken Development Bogak Pamian Timberland Farmers Association 471,652.00
Tubod Upland Farmers Association 28 468,665.00
TOTAL 173 2,311,356.00
TOTAL 610 12,220,589.76

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

Ulysses J. Lustria Jr.
Program Director

                  

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