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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

DA-Caraga supports action against hunger

LIANGA, Surigao del Sur -- In support of the universal effort to end hunger, the Department of Agriculture (DA) - Caraga supported women’s organizations in Surigao del Sur to have a start-up livelihood through chicken production project.

Armando Ortiz, Senior Science Research Specialist of DA-Tagbina Research and Experiment Station (RES) disclosed that 400 heads of chicks were distributed to seven (7) women associations in Surigao del Sur on June 6, 2022.  

“The recipients were women associations of Ipil, Agsam, Bunga, Gamuton 1 and 2, Catupgas of Barangay Nurcia all of the town of Lanuza, and Ban-as of Lianga, Surigao del Sur,” Ortiz narrated.

The provisions of the said project are in collaboration with the Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects of hunger- envisioning a world without hunger.

The turnover of 400 heads of chicks to the recipients was attended by Municipal Agriculturist Marin E. Camacho of Lanuza, Action Against Hunger Representative Roger B. Dejon, Rolito Antonio F. Trinidad head of the Municipal Disaster and Risk Reduction Management Office (MDRRMO), and Armando A. Ortiz of DA-Caraga.

“The 400 heads of chicks are on top of the previous support from DA-Caraga since last year through the Livestock Section of the Field Operations Division,” he added.  

Aside from the provision of chicks, DA-Caraga also extended technical aspects such as the feeding guide and the model design of the free-range chicken housing with net enclosure. (NGPB/Photo credit to Armando Ortiz/DA-Caraga/PIA-Surigao del Sur)