RO9 KalawitFarmersThe Department of Agriculture - Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA9-SAAD) Program turned over a total of ₱ 1,162,000.00 worth of agricultural interventions to Labukanan Farmers Association in barangay Daniel Maing, Municipality of Kalawit, Zamboanga del Norte on December 10, 2020.

In support to the department’s mission of making food available and affordable for all, the Labukanan FA was given a corn mill with shed worth ₱920,000 and four modules of Layer Chicken Project consisting of 192 heads, worth ₱242,000.00, as livelihood interventions to primarily increase agricultural production and income.

Kalawit Municipality Mayor Salvador P. Antojado said, "Daniel Maing is very fortunate because the SAAD has provided you several projects. The most important thing here now is that the projects and your association will progress. And I can visualize that the way you handle such projects, you will be recognized as one of the most successful association from SAAD one day."

The Labukanan FA president also expressed appreciation to DA-SAAD for the livelihood support, saying "In behalf of our association, I am very grateful for receiving these projects.

Indeed, it gave the association a big hope and capital in assisting us improves our livelihood."

Vice Mayor Merly Masugbo, SB member Mervin Masugbo were among those who showed support to the said turnover ceremony. (Aimee Lou D. Madjus)


Author: Aimee Lou D. Madjus

Agency: Department of Agriculture IX- Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD)

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