Dinagat Island gets chicken multiplier breeder farm


DAVAO CITY—The Department of Agriculture (DA) has sent a native chicken breeder farm package to Dinagat Island province in northeastern Mindanao to replenish or revive its chicken stock and help farmers’ cooperatives to rev up their livelihood ravaged by inactivity due to pandemic restrictions.

The DA allotted P5 million for the native chicken multiplier breeder farm that was received by the provincial local government unit of Dinagat on November 25. The assistance was under the DA’s Bayanihan Act II Stimulus Package for Agriculture.

The provincial government will handle the operation of the multiplier farm that intends to raise chicken breeders and produce stocks to be distributed to pre-identified recipient farmers and other households.

DA said 50 percent of the stocks to be produced would be given for free to  identified recipients in the first three years or until the investment cost is fully repaid in the value of products provided as a livelihood.

The provincial government would extend technical assistance to beneficiaries to ensure the success and sustainability of the project.

The farm would also serve as a training and learning facility for students, farmers, women, and interested individuals.

Regional Livestock Program Coordinator Jekem Sanchez, together and Dinagat Island Governor Arlene “Kaka” J. Bag-ao, led the cutting of the ribbon at Barangay Justiniana Edera.

Meanwhile, the Caraga office of the DA has began releasing P5,000 cash aid to 44,452 qualified rice farmers in the region through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund—Rice Farmers Financial Assistance.

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