Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Guimaras farmers find other sources of income from DA

The fisherfolks and farmers affected in the oil spill in Guimaras have started getting alternative sources for livelihood to keep their lives going.

This was reported by Executive Director Jindra Linda L. Demeterio of Region Field Office 6 in Iloilo after the DA released P 2 million for the Guimaras Agricultural Assistance Projects.

In a report to Agriculture Secretary Domingo F. Panganiban, Demeterio said that the livelihood projects are certified rice seed subsidy, vegetable production and processing project, goat production, backyard fattening project, upgraded native chicken production and corn production.

In the rice seed subsidy, 100 bags of certified seeds and 550 bags of organic fertilizer were distributed to beneficiaries. A total of 100 fisherfolks and 550 farmers were assisted to an area of 650 hectares planted with rice. A total of 650 farmers were also trained for this purpose, it was reported.

For the vegetable production, a total of 250 organic fertilizer and 5,000 plastic bags of seeds were distributed including garden tools, covering 5 municipalities. In the report, 10 trainings were conducted, it was added.

A total of 60 goats were distributed with 20 beneficiaries and 102 beneficiaries received 102 hogs for their backyard hog project. The project includes feeds. For other 102 beneficiaries, 408 chickens were distributed with feeds.

In corn production, 244 bags of hybrid corn seeds were distributed with bio-N to an area of 244 hectares planted with corn. A total of 244 farmers were served by this project.

The RFU 6 also procured plastic ropes to help in the containment of oil spill in the area, Demeterio added.

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AGRI-INFO/OCTOBER 4, 2006


TITLE: GUIMARAS FARMERS FIND OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME FROM DA

ALAM BA NINYO NA TODONG TULONG NA ANG IPINAGKAKALOOB NGAYON NG DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SA MGA NAGING BIKTIMA NG OIL SPILL SA KARAGATAN NG GUIMARAS?

INIULAT MISMO NI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR JINDRA F. PANGANIBAN NG REGION FIELD OFFICE 6 SA ILOILO KAY DA SECRETARY DOMING PANGANIBAN, NAGLAAN NA NG MGA LIVELIHOOD PROJECT ANG AHENSIYA SA MGA MANGINGISDANG DIREKTANG NAAPEKTUHAN NG OIL SPILL.

KABILANG SA MGA PROYEKTONG PANGKABUHAYAN NA ITO AY ANG CERTIFIED RICE SEED SUBSIDY, VEGETABLE PRODUCTION AND PROCESSING PROJECT, GOAT PRODUCTION, BACKYARD FATTENING PROJECT, UPGRADED NATIVE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AT CORN PRODUCTION.

SA RICE SUBSIDY, 100 BAG NG CERTIFIED SEEDS AT 550 BAGS NG ORGANIC FERTILIZER ANG NAIPAMAHAGI NA SA MGA KABABAYAN NATING MANGINGISDA SA GUIMARAS.

NASA KABUUANG 100 MANGINGISDA AT 550 MAGSASAKA ANG NATULUNGAN SA LUGAR NA MAY KABUUANG LAWAK NA 650 EKTARYANG PALAYAN.

SA PAGTATANIM NG MGA GULAY, NASA KABUUANG 250 BAG NG ORGANIC FERTILIZER AT 5000 PLASTIC BAG NG SEEDS ANG NAIPAMAHAGI BUKOD PA SA MGA GAMIT PAGSASAKA SA LIMANG MUNISIPALIDAD SA ISLANG PROBINSIYA

NASA 60 KAMBING NAMAN ANG NAIPAMAHAGI SA MAY 20 BENEPISYARYO HABANG 102 BENEPISYARYO NAMAN ANG TUMANGGAP NG 102 BABOY, AT IBA PANG 102 BENEPISYARYO ANG TUMANGGAP NG 408 NA MGA MANOK.

SA PRODUKSIYON NAMAN NG MAIS, NASA 244 BAG NG HYBRID CORN SEEDS AND NAIPAMAHAGI SA MAY 244 EKTARYANG MAISAN AT NASA 244 NA MGA MAGSASAKA ANG NAKINABANG DITO.

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