BFAR-CARAGA

DA-BFAR Turns-Over 1.8M worth SAAD Projects in San Agustin, Surigao Sur

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"I hope that you (fisherfolk) will strive to translate these interventions to increase food production "ani" and income "kita", the twin goals of the Department of Agriculture for the agriculture and the fisheries sector."
 
These are the challenging words of Assistant Regional Director Edgardo P. Balambao as he represented RD Visa Tan-Dimerin during the turn-over ceremony of the 1.8 million worth of fisheries livelihood projects under the Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR)-Caraga.
 
At least 3 associations and 12 fisherfolk beneficiaries in San Agustin, Surigao del Sur received on Friday, February 28, aquaculture and capture livelihood projects.
Hornasan Fisherfolk Organization and Nagkahiusang Mananagat sa Gata both received 1 unit of Milkfish Culture in Pen Project with aquaculture inputs while Nagkahiusang Mananagat sa Britania received 1 module of Seaweed Farming Project.
 
Meanwhile, 12 fisherfolk beneficiaries received complete set of brand new motorized, fiberglass reinforced plastic (FRP) fishing boats and gears with gill net and hook and line fishing paraphernalias.
 
The 27-footer FRP boats were fabricated and designed by the fisherfolk themselves through the 'Bangka Ko, Gawa Ko' scheme of DA-BFAR.
 
These interventions were part of the first component of the SAAD program implementation in support to aquaculture livelihood production.
 
On its second year of implementation, the SAAD program targets to provide post-harvest equipments to support fisherfolk associations that venture value-adding of fisheries products.
 
San Agustin is a fourth class municipality and is one of the highest poverty incidences among the fisherfolk sector in the province of Surigao del Sur.
 
 
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