Monkayo farmers receive 7,200 native chickens from SAAD
Farmers from the municipality of Monkayo in Compostela Valley received as much as 7,200 native chicken from the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program of the Department of Agriculture (DA).
The distribution was done under SAAD’s Native Chicken Production Project, which has a budget of P3.3 million.
The project, according to SAAD, is meant to augment the income of 900 households from barangays Awao, San Jose, Salvacion, and Casoon.
They are composed of 454 Indigenous Peoples (IPs), with Dibabawon, Mangguangan, Manobo and Mandaya as their ethnic group, and 446 non-IPs.
As part of the project, inputs that were recently provided include 7,200 heads of free-range native chicken and 22,500 kg of cracked corn feeds (25 kg each bag).
Each beneficiary received eight native chickens (2 cockerels and 6 pullets) and 25 kilograms cracked corn feeds, amounting to P3,705.00.
Compostela Valley is one of the covered provinces of SAAD for 2018. It was selected due to its high poverty incidence rate among families (22 percent) based on the 2015 PSA poverty statistics report.