SAAD delivers livestock assistance to 298 Lanao del Sur farmers
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program, has delivered livestock assistance to 298 farmers from six municipalities in Lanao del Sur.
To be exact, 74 goats, 144 cattle, and 13 carabaos were turned over.
48 SAAD farmers from the municipality of Marantao are the first to receive 48 cattle worth P1.05 million, while the municipality of Marogong with 34 beneficiaries got 34 heads of goat worth P153,000.
Then 26 farmers from Madalum obtained 26 heads of cattle worth P780,000, while 40 farmers from the same municipality also received 40 heads of goat worth P180,000.
Meanwhile, three organizations from Pagayawan — which are Ngingir Bubong Farmers’ Association, Linindingan Farmers’ Association, and Bangon Farmers’ Association with a total of 104 SAAD farmer-partners — were also bestowed 37 heads of cattle worth P1.11M.
In Sultan Dumalondong, 33 farmers got 20 heads of cattle and 13 heads of carabaos worth P990,000. In Malabang, 13 farmers received 13 heads of cattle worth P390,000.
The cattle and carabaos were awarded as draft animals. On the other hand, the goats were dispersed for production purposes.
SAAD Lanao del Sur covered the said six municipalities in 2017 along with 10 other municipalities.
The municipalities were chosen due to their high poverty incidence rate among families based on the 2012 data of the Philippine Statistics Authority.