Food security in the countryside. Police Regional Office - Cordillera Regional Director PGEN R’Win Pagkalinawan and DA - CAR OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, with DA Secretary William DAR as witness signing a MOA for the “Binhi ng Pagpapapala” program, wherein PRO-Cor through the Regional Mobile Force Batallion will distribute agricultural inputs and assist in backyard farming of DSWD 4Ps household members and people in identified ELCAC barangays. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Urban Agriculture. BFAR - CAR Lilibeth Signey and DA - CAR Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey with Agriculture Secretary William as guest of honor, awards a Solar Powered AquaPhonics System for Miss Earth Philippines Roxanne Allison Baeyens for being DA - CAR';s ambassador for Urban Gardening. The AquaPhonics System was received by her mother Julia Baeyens. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Gulayan sa Barangay. Agriculture Secretary William Dar, assisted by DA - CAR officials headed by OIC Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey, awards agricultural inputs and gardening equipments with a total amount of 769,596 for vegetable gardeing projects of 12 barangays in La Trinidad Benguet. (Carlito Dar/PIA CAR)

Farmers in 2 Ifugao barangays engage in raising sheep

TINOC, Ifugao, Aug.  26 (PIA)- - Sheep may soon be a  common sight  in this municipality with  the Department of Agriculture (DA)  under its Livestock Livelihood Program (LLP) already  dispersing the initial stock.


Nineteen heads of sheep of the Dorpher Breed purchased from Gerona, Tarlac were  delivered to the municipality last  month  and turned over to 7 of the 40 beneficiaries to raise at the Mugao Training Center in Barangay Impugong.  These constitute the first batch of the shipment.

C(Photo  by Adeline Tindaan)

Under the approved Forage and Pasture Project proposal submitted by   the Municipal Agriculture Office, 40 farmers from barangays Danggo and Luhong of this town will be given 88 sheep to raise.

The remaining 69 heads will soon be delivered and distributed to the other 33 beneficiaries who are interested and have sources of food and housing facility to ensure the survival of the animals.

This sheep dispersal is a government initiative to help support and improve the lives of the people of Danggo and Luhong, and to develop the community. These areas were once influenced by armed insurgents and listed as disadvantaged areas of Ifugao based on the Community-Based Monitoring System survey.

Barangay Danggo with a population of 1,273 and Luhong with 1,320 people have limited livelihood projects and most of the residents are engaged in gardening.

Sheep  raising  is being promoted in the said areas because the weather is favorable, there are    abundant grasses and farm by-products, and open grasslands and pasturelands as well as idle lands that can be planted with improved legumes and grasses.

  Sheep are easy to handle, do not require                 elaborate   acilities and equipment, consume roughage    as their   primary food and a minimum amount of       supplemental   feeding thus beneficiaries who cannot   afford to buy   stocks but have minimal counterpart of   light materials   for housing are qualified.

  Training and capability building were provided to the      beneficiaries by the Provincial Veterinary Office before    the animals were received by the sheep farmers.         (JDP/DBC- PIA CAR, Ifugao)

By Daniel B. Codamon




Mt. Province

  • DA-BFAR-CAR boosts fishery in Mt. Province

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 23(PIA)  –  Fish production  in this landlocked province is gaining headway as the  Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), in partnership with the provincial government continue to provide interventions.

  • TESDA-led Project 'ESEK' benefits 45 farmers in Besao

    BESAO, Mountain Province, Oct. 14 (PIA) -- Forty-five farmers in barangay Tamboan in this municipality are engaged in the training on organic agriculture production and are expected to pursue it as a livelihood.

  • DILG family supports DepEd, learners in Paracelis

    PARACELIS, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- The Department of the Interior  and Local Government  tri-bureau of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Bureau of Fire Protection and the Philippine National Police   are working together to support the learning continuity plan of the Department of Education in this town  during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  • 26 former rebels in Mountain Province receive livelihood aid

    BONTOC, Mountain Province, Oct. 7(PIA) -- At least 26 former rebels here received financial assistance from the government.

  • Farmers in ELCAC-identified brgys get livelihood intervention

    MOUNTAIN PROVINCE--Farmers from barangays affected by the issue on insurgency in the province recently received layer chickens and carabaos under the Special Area for Agriculture and Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Cordillera Regional Office.


  • Ifugao PLGU provides financial aid to landslide victims

    BANAUE, Ifugao, Nov.19 (PIA)--The provincial government released a total of Php440, 000.00 as financial aid to the victims of typhoon Ulysses in the province and a nearby province.

  • DSWD provides Php1.4M financial assistance to Ifugao FRs

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Nov. 13(PIA) – More than P1.4 million financial assistance was awarded  to  former rebels from the province  who surrendered to government authorities  and embraced peaceful life in their respective communities.

  • OCD turns over financial aid to 12 Ifugao typhoon-affected families

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 19 (PIA) - - Twelve families affected by typhoon “Ompong” in the  municipalities of  Mayaoyao and Tinoc received financial assistance from the government through the Office of the Civil Defense – Cordillera Administrative Region (OCD-CAR).  

  • Ifugao town resumes market days with compliance to health protocols

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 20(PIA) - - Regular market days in this municipality resumed recently with strict compliance to  the mandatory proper wearing of face mask/shield and physical distancing ordinance and other issued health protocols.

  • Ifugao reorganizes Provincial Task Force-ELCAC

    LAGAWE, Ifugao, Oct. 14 (PIA) - - The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) and Provincial Development Council (PDC) passed Joint Resolution No. 2020-01 reorganizing the membership of the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC).





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