Apayao farmers receive agricultural machineries through SAAD
A unit of hand tractor has recently been awarded to the BISS Farmers Association (FA) in Apayao by the Department of Agriculture (DA) through Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD).
The FA is composed of a group of farmers in Luna, Apayao.
“Beneficiaries went home with high hopes and smiles on their faces when they received these machineries. They are hoping that farming will now get easier for them and would lead to a fruitful production and more earnings for their family,” DA-SAAD said in a statement.
Meanwhile, in the municipalities of Pudtol, DA-SAAD Apayao awarded interventions to five more SAAD FAs, which received a one corn sheller and one hand tractor each.
A hand tractor unit has also been received by the Midstream Livelihood FA, while Upstream Livelihood FA received a unit of hand tractor as well as a corn sheller.
SAAD was launched in Apayao in 2016, aiming to alleviate poverty through the provision of livelihood programs.