DA-10 through its SAAD program hands over agri inputs and equipment to FAs in Kalilangan, Bukidnon with the aim of increasing productivity and reducing poverty among poor communities in the agri-fishery sector.
KALILANGAN, BUKIDNON – Three farmer associations (FA) of Kalilangan, Bukidnon received agricultural inputs and equipment from the Department of Agriculture in Northern Mindanao through its Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) program.
DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado turned over the said agri assistance worth over P1 million on Monday, December 13, 2021 in Kalilangan, Bukidnon.
The Kinura SAAD FA received 1 unit mechanical corn sheller while the Bangbang SAAD FA and the Malinao Imbariz Pud-ong FA, Inc. (MAIMPU) each received 1 unit mobile corn mill.
The agri inputs comprising of 326 packs open-pollinated variety (OPV) 5 in 1 vegetable seeds and 74 bags complete fertilizer will benefit around 166 farmer-beneficiaries of the said town.
“Maraming magsasaka na nagtatanim ng mais ang makabenepisyo dito sa natanggap naming mobile corn mill. Dahil mobile ito, mas maserbisyohan namin ang aming mga miyembro na nasa iba’t-ibang sitio,” shared Eduardo G. Hubayan, president of MAIMPU farmers association.
Director Collado emphasized that the agri assistance is in support of the thrust of the department to increase productivity and reduce poverty among the marginalized sectors in agriculture and fishery.#(ATC with reports from RDElloren)