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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Feature: Uplifting the lives of AgSur IPs through DA-Caraga’s 4K  

BUTUAN CITY -- With its continued commitment to uplift the lives of Indigenous Peoples/IndIgeneous Cultural Communities (IP/ICCs), the Department of Agriculture (DA)-Caraga turned-over various livelihood projects amounting to P4.4 million in Rosario, Agusan del Sur on December 14, 2021.

Implemented under the Kabuhayan at Kaunlaran ng Kababayang Katutubo (4Ks), the livelihood projects was turned over to the officers and members of CAMMPACAMM or the Cabantao, Maligaya, Marfil , Panintingan, Caulisihan, Maputi, Masabong Ancestral Manobo Tribal Association.

CAMMPACAMM  is a recipient of a goat multiplier project that includes a goat house, perimeter fence and 22 heads doe and buck; chicken multiplier with 4 units chicken house,  and fence, 480 heads of hen and rooster as well as incubator; corn production project inclusive of corn seeds, fertilizers, corn sheller, compact corn mill and vegetable production project.

Regional Technical Director (RTD) for Operations Rebecca Reyes Atega of DA-Caraga who graced the ceremonial turn-over said that the livelihood projects aim to uplift the living conditions of the tribal communities in the said municipality.

“Through the 4Ks, DA-Caraga is able to extend realistic interventions for sustainable development to the IP/ICCs and capacitate them to take part in the programs of the government,” Atega said.

The DA- BFAR Caraga also turned over to the said beneficiaries Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP) boat and 10 sets of fishing gears and paraphernalia. 

In addition, the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Mechanization Component of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (DA-PhilMech) also turns over agricultural equipment and machinery. 

Mayor Jupiter Abulog expressed how grateful he is and the whole tribal communities for the assistance given by the DA and its attached agencies. He committed to help in terms of continuous monitoring and seeing to it that these projects are being used properly and are being sustained. (Aurelius Arais/DA-Caraga-RAFIS/PIA-Agusan del Sur)