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Tuesday, September 6, 2022

PAWA benefits goat production project from CNC in Carascal town

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur – The Panikian Agricultural Workers Association (PAWA) of Barangay Panikian in Carrascal,  Surigao del Sur received the goat production package worth Php600,000.00 recently.

The Carrascal Nickel Corporation (CNC) through its Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) provided the project designed to engage  the local community members in agricultural activities as livelihood support. It also aims to improve the status and  condition of the low-income sector by giving jobs and business opportunities.

Accordingly, the interventions were delivered in collaboration with the Municipal Agricultural Office (MAO) of Carrascal and the Barangay Panikian Council.

Aside from rain-fed upland farming that people regularly do in the community as the primary source of income, the goat production project is a supplementary livelihood resource provided by CNC-SDMP.

The land and topography of Panikian, the place of the beneficiary , are ideal pasture areas for animal raising such as goats, carabaos, and cows.

The LGU-Carrascal through the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAAO) gave the beneficiaries technical assistance last October 2021 to help and inform them on how to raise the goats properly.

The Goat Production Project offers a big potential for  PAWA  to generate more income by targeting the local market as goat meat is valued at Php 300 to Php 350 per kilogram. (NGPB, with a report from CNC/PIA-Surigao del Sur)