SAAD delivers farm interventions in Lanao del Sur
The Department of Agriculture (DA), through the Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD) program, has recently delivered some farm interventions in Lanao del Sur, which includes fertilizers and seeds.
To be specific, SAAD funded the distribution of 11,848 bags of various fertilizers and 70 bags of upland rice seeds to farmers from different municipalities of the province over the last three months.
The interventions given were part of the FY 2017 rice and corn projects of the SAAD Program in Lanao del Sur.
“Due to peace and order situation, the implementers had difficulty in accessing the province,” SAAD said.
149 farmers from the municipality of Madalum received the seeds along with 430 bags of complete fertilizer, 110 bags of urea, and 300 bags of vermicast. The seeds were provided by the United Nations’s (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
According to the Madalum Municipal Agriculture Officer Abu Mahdi Disma, the distribution is perfect timing for farmers since the typhoon Falcon just hit some parts of the province.
Meanwhile, a total of 11,008 bags of various fertilizers were also distributed. These comprised of urea, complete, muriate of potash, ammonium phosphate, ammonium sulfate, vermicast, foliar, and Bio-N.
The municipalities of Pagayawan, Calanogas, Sultan Dumalondong, Madalum, Marantao, Duadupuso-Buntong, Lumbaca Unayan, Madamda, Marogong, and Tubaran received the fertilizers in June.
There are still more than 4,000 bags of fertilizers to be distributed to Masiu, Kapatagan, Malabang, Buadipuso-Buntong, and Amai Manabilang.