DA provides feeds to NorMin poultry farmers; ensures stable food source, livelihood amid pandemic
By : Mindanao Today/07:11:33pm 09/02/2021
DA-10 distributes 1,433 bags of poultry feeds worth P2.7 million under the Expanded Livestock and Poultry Production and Livelihood Project for Covid-19 livelihood response. (DA-10)
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - The Department of
Agriculture -10, through its livestock program, recently distributed 1,433 bags
of poultry feeds amounting to P2.7 million to its recipients under the Expanded
Livestock and Poultry Production and Livelihood Project for Covid-19 livelihood
Around 669 recipients
of the region received one bag each, while 774 bags were provided to the two
production centers of the agency.
Early this year, the
qualified farmer recipients in the provinces of Bukidnon (151); Misamis
Oriental (193); Camiguin (119); Misamis Occidental (156), and Lanao del Norte
(50) received 6 heads free-range chicken with a 1:5 ratio (1 male, 5 female)
under the Bayanihan to Heal as One Program.
Carlene Collado, DA-10
regional executive director, said that DA ensures a stable source of food and
livelihood amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
“DA Secretary William
D. Dar issued a memorandum directing agencies, bureaus, regional offices, and
banner programs to refocus all of its activities and budget under the General
Appropriations Act to provide programs and activities as a response to the
effects brought by COVID-19,” Collado added.
The Expanded Livestock
and Poultry Production and Livelihood Project for Covid-19 Response is provided
under Memorandum Circular no. 21 series of 2020.
“The program seeks to
expand production areas, besides providing assistance to beneficiaries in
producing their own food and giving them an opportunity to gain additional
income amid the ongoing pandemic,” said Ma. Lourdes Sypiecco, DA-10 livestock program
beneficiaries are members of farmer-cooperatives and associations, with at
least 15 members who were interviewed and evaluated, accordingly. (ATCabig