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Saturday, August 23, 2014

USAD launched in AgSur town

By Julius Quijada

AGUSAN DEL SUR, August 23 (PIA) - The provincial government here recently launched the Upland Sustainable Agri-Forestry Development (USAD) Program in Barangay Langag, Esperanza with various projects turned-over as initial input to kick-off and operationalize the program.

The launching was highlighted by a medical mission, mass feeding and the signing of Memorandum of Agreement between the provincial government, the municipality of Esperanza and the chairman and officials of Barangay Langag.

The provincial government also turned over USAD initial “package” like the Free Range Chicken Production, Fruit Tree Production, Falcata Production and the Black Rice production. Also awarded to Barangay Langag were the Multi-purpose Drying Pavement and the Spring Water Development by Gov. Adolph Edward Plaza and the municipal officials.

USAD is the leading strategy of Gov. Plaza to reduce poverty incidence in Agusan del Sur by 12.6 percent in 2016.

The main project of USAD is the rubber tree farm development with 20 hectares to planted with rubber in six pilot barangays of the selected six municipalities namely La Paz, Loreto, San Luis, Sibagat, Veruela and Esperanza.

The provincial government, through USAD aims to improve the quality of living of the upland communities and reduce poverty incidence in the province. This program is in line with the P-Noy's administration on people’s empowerment. (PIO, Provincial Agriculture Office/PIA-Agusan del Sur)