February 25, 2024

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – A swine raising facility funded by the Department of Agriculture will soon rise at Barangay Nambaran.

Through the DA’s Integrated National Swine Production Initiatives for Recovery and Expansion (Inspire) program, the agency will provide P10 million to fund the construction which will be managed by the Alliance of Tribes for Oneness in Development Credit Cooperative (ATODCC). 

Target completion is in 123 working days.

DA Regional Executive Director Jennilyn Dawayan led the project’s groundbreaking ceremony on Jan. 8.

The modular designed facility will be located on a 4,176-square meter lot. It will have 16 cages that can accommodate 300 heads of hybrid swine. 

Most members of the ATODCC, an accredited civil society organization, are engaged in the livestock industry, particularly swine production. 

Sison Paut, a member of the cooperative’s board of directors, donated the lot where the facility will be constructed. He said the project is a big boost to the livelihood of their members.

He assured that whatever income is generated from the facility’s operation will accrue to the cooperative to sustain the project.  

Inspire is part of the commitment of the government to provide assistance to farmers and fishers to ensure improved production and income. – Larry Lopez