DA, LGU convenes to finalize SAAD implementation in Apayao

LUNA, Apayao, June 1 - - The    Cordillera Office of the Department of Agriculture convened a special meeting  with the provincial local government unit  here to ensure full implementation of the Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) in the province.

 

The meeting focused on the finalization of the project’s supplemental implementing guideline, sustainability concerns, adoption of projects to local conditions, compliance to the guidelines set by partner agencies, social preparation, and implementation of food production and livelihood projects.

Results and agreements reached will guide the implementers in performing their project implementation activities.

The DA-Regional Field Office and the LGU Agricultural Extension Workers  shall undertake the 13 livelihood projects namely backyard vegetable garden, hybrid corn technology demonstration, Yellow/White corn production, rice production, fruit tree production, free-range chicken livelihood project, swine livelihood project, goat livelihood project, dairy cattle project, beef cattle dispersal project, concrete water tanks or spring development projects, water pumps, threshers, shredders, rain shelter project, and barangay mini-market project.

DA Regional Executive Director    Lorenzo Caranguian advised the SAAD staff to come up with a detailed operational plan for a clearer picture on their roles and responsibilities in line with their goals and objectives in providing assistance and interventions to the project beneficiaries and partners.

Engineer Danilo Daguio, SAAD Deputy Project Management Director,    appealed to everyone for their cooperation to align their roles and responsibilities to the goals and objectives of the project which is also anchored to Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol’s directive to at least obligate 75percent of the SAAD budget.

The SAAD is   a strategy of the DA that would look at the weaknesses of an area, its potentials in food production and agricultural livelihood programs in 10 areas in the country tagged with the highest poverty incidence as identified by the Philippine Statistics Authority.  (pia/Leny Mendoza-DA)

 

Baguio

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IFUGAO

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    KIANGAN, Ifugao, March 16 (PIA) - - Health workers here are doubling their effort to complete  the mass vaccination against the Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus and measles to all the barangays of the municipality.

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    ASIPULO, Ifugao, March 16 (PIA) - - Members of the Panubtuban Multi-Purpose Cooperative (PMPC) here were trained on organic food formulation under the Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty program of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).

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    LAGAWE, Ifugao, March 13 (PIA) - - More than 100 police officers from the  different municipal police stations in the province  got to know more about Cordillera  regional autonomy.

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