DA-SAAD delivers farm machineries to farmer groups in Calanasan
The Department of Agriculture (DA) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) has recently facilitated the turnover of some farm machineries to farmer-beneficiaries in Calanasan, Apayao.
In particular, a hand tractor and a corn sheller each went to the Agbiag Macalino and Pagbiyagan Farmers Associations (FAs) while a hand tractor unit has been received by Naguilian Pantawid FA in the municipality of Calanasan in Apayao.
These FAs were represented by their respective presidents, Ariel Bawat (Barangay Macalino), Criselda Ulang (Brgy. Naguilian), and Lydia Casigay (Brgy Namaltugan).
The FA Presidents, in behalf of their association members, expressed their profound gratitude to DA in the Province of Apayao, for realizing and fulfilling their dreams to have their own modern farming equipment.
SAAD was launched in Apayao in 2016, aiming to alleviate poverty through the provision of livelihood programs.