DA-BFAR Caraga turned-over SAAD Projects in Agusan del Sur
Photo: PFO Bimbo C. Lagare
The Department of Agriculture - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource - Caraga Region has turned-over Thursday, November 12, 2020, P215-thousand worth of SAAD livelihood projects to the municipality of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
Representing BFAR Caraga, Provincial Fishery Officer Bimbo C. Lagare led the ceremonial turn-over together with Municipal Agriculturist Rhodora D. Garcines and the Sanggunian Bayan council members of LGU Bunawan.
Among the projects distributed were 16 units fish crate (banyera) and four (4) units weighing scale for the eight (8) family members of the SAAD Aquaculture Operators of Bunawan who were also recipient of eight (8) sites tilapia culture in pond projects under the Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program.
Coined after the Visayan word “saad” which means promise, the SAAD Program is a locally-funded program of the DA that is intended to help alleviate poverty among the marginalized sectors on agriculture and fishery.
The Regional Bureau also turned over ten (10) units of 17-footer paddle boats for the ten (10) family members of San Marcos Fisherfolk Association under the FB Pagbabago program of DA-BFAR.