KITAOTAO, BUKIDNON, May 28- The Indigenous People of Kitaotao, Bukidnon received livestock worth P346,000 from the Department of Agriculture in Region 10 (DA-10) – Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program.

Bae Merry Anne S. Lindongan, Women Leader of the Lorega Ancestral Management and Development for All Generation (LAMDAG) received 10 heads of carabao and 10 heads of goats for their communal farm, mostly planted with corn.

LAMDAG is composed of Matigsalug and Manobo Tribes in barangay Lorega with 50 SAAD beneficiaries to benefit said livestock, which will serve as draft animals to sustain their food production activities, while 10 heads of goats for production.

“Kini nga mga carabao ug kanding among nadawat gikan sa SAAD dako og ikatabang sa amoang mga miyembro. Amo kining ipalambo aron makadugang sa among panginabuhian. Nalipay mi kay na approved kini nga project labi nga naay COVID-19 karon,” said Bae Lindongan.

[The carabaos and goats we’ve received from SAAD would be big help to all members, which we will develop to augment our livelihood. We’re so happy the project was approved amid the COVID-19.]

DA-SAAD is a locally-funded program of the agency that addresses poverty alleviation among the marginalized sectors in agri-fishery.

Facilitating the turnover were Kitatao OIC-Municipal Agriculture Officer Romeo D. Limbaga, Dr. Janet D. Lopez of DA-RFO 10 and Bukidnon SAAD Area Coordinator Ralph Sabud.#