January 29, 2023

LUBUAGAN, Kalinga – Members of a farmers’ organization in an insurgency-influenced barangay this municipality are recipients of the government’s development intervention through the Department of Agriculture.
Tanglag Community Organization for Unity and Development (Tacoud) recently received from DA-Cordillera 2,340 rambutan seedlings; 936 heads of Muscovy ducks; 78 cavans feeds; 78 knapsack sprayers; and 78 sets of farm tools for the members.
The intervention, under the Integrated Root Crops, Vegetable, Fruit Trees, and Poultry Production Project worth P4,648,860, is funded by the DA-Special Area for Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program for 2020.
It is part of efforts to provide income-generating intervention to ensure safety during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Each of the 78 members of Tacoud received 30 rambutan seedlings, one unit knapsack sprayer, and a set of farm tools comprising of grab hoe with handle, chisel and point crowbar, pruning shears, rake, and shovel.
Thirty-nine members also each received 24 heads of Muscovy ducks supplemented by two sacks of feeds.
The other 39 members of the organization are yet to receive their free-range chicken for their poultry production. Tacoud also received last Aug. 19 eight brush cutter units.
Mayor Charisma Anne Dickpus promised to the community to improve the road connecting Tanglag to the rest of the municipality, especially the farm to market road, to hasten the growth of the SAAD livelihood project.
Lubuagan Municipal Agriculturist Charlie Osdeg, Tanglag Punong Barangay Edwin Campilis, Tacoud President Modesto Tongdo and members, Fr. Ginero Supremido II, Pastor Rany Abon, and Office of the Municipal Agricultural Services and SAAD staff were present during the distribution. – Peter A. Balocnit

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