SAAD distributes knapsack sprayers to farmers in Zamboanga del Norte
The Department of Agriculture (DA) distributed knapsack sprayers to several farmers in Zamboanga del Norte as part of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program.
To be specific, 26 farmer-partners — who are all members of Piñan SAAD Farmers’ Associations (FAs) in Barangays Sta. Fe, Sikitan, Dilawa, and Luz Villa in the municipality of Piñan — received the knapsack sprayers.
Knapsack sprayers are used to spray insecticides to plants.
The distribution was facilitated by Area Coordinator (AC) Irish Jane Mallo with the help of partner Local Government Unit (LGU) Agricultural Technician Mariano Montemayor.
Under the SAAD, the DA will focus on the poorest provinces and help them increase food production and to trim down poverty incidence through the provision of livelihood projects.