SAAD-funded chicken project in Apayao starts yielding good results
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, conducted field monitoring of 88 free-range chicken heads in Apayao and it already started producing good results.
A week after the provision of electrolytes (vetracine) vitamin, each chicken gained 3 to 4 kilograms in weight and started laying eggs to the delight of some 15 beneficiaries.
As of writing, each chicken has already produced at least 75 eggs ready to be incubated for hatching as well as to be distributed to the second beneficiaries.
The SAAD Program currently focuses on the poorest provinces in the country.
The scheme under SAAD is in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s thrust to increase food production and to trim down poverty incidence through the provision of livelihood projects.