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Davao del Norte avails P 8M worth of livelihood assistance from DA 11

The Department of Agriculture (DA) 11 recently handed over two checks to Panabo City and New Corella, Davao del Norte as livelihood assistance under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program (GPBP).

Panabo City received a total of P5.4 million worth of livelihood assistance intended for about 12 Civil Society Organizations (CSO) and P2.7 million to New Corella.

Among the CSO beneficiaries were; J.P.L. Mangrove Association, Cagangohan Fisherfolk Association, San Pedro Fisherfolk Association, Joesil Village Fisherfolk Association, Gagmay na Organisasyon sa Mangingisda ug Sanktuario, CFARMC, KBAAPCI, Kauswagan Pinaagi sa Kaumahan (KAPIKA, Inc.), KATAKUS, Katipunan  Small Coconut Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Panabo Federation of Urban Poor Homeowners Association and Barangay Local Government Unit Kiotoy.

The different projects to be implemented include; provision of fisherfolk livelihood project, cassava production, sustainable organic agriculture under coconut farms, container gardening and livestock production.

In her speech during the turn over, Agriculture Assistant Regional Director Maria Febe Orbe confirmed that the CSO’s are the ones who identified the project of their choice.

“We expect that this project will be successful and we hope that we can achieve the purpose of these projects,” Orbe clarified, adding that,” I hope it will sustain.”

In New Corella town, Barangay Mambing, Barangay Limbaan and Barangay Sta.Fe received the allocation for the cattle dispersal while Barangay Guadalupe, Limbaan and Barangay Del Monte for the rubber production in the town of New Corella.

 “As per observation from the Commission on Audit, all municipalities in the region already availed the projects and programs of DA 11 especially the postharvest facilities and farm machineries but they can see that these machineries were not well taken cared of by the recipients” DA 11 Field Operations Division OIC Rosalinda Mediano who led the formal turn-over said.

She added that these resources are donated by the DA to further realize the goal of pushing farm mechanization for the farmers and beneficiaries to become self-sufficient and competitive.

Mediano also assured that an additional P 3.5 million worth of rubber production will be turned over to the town of New Corella next year. (Aggie Media Service)