The Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of Department of Agriculture 12 have recently delivered some 115 goats for a better source of income among marginalized sectors of agriculture and fishery in Region 12.

North Cotabato Province as one of the priority provinces of SAAD Program, three of its municipalities have granted goat production projects worth PhP 1,213,354.92 on September 03. Under the SAAD 2020 fund, the towns of Mlang, Tulunan and Matalam were given does worth P1, 034, 644.88 and bucks worth PhP 178, 710.12. A total of 104 does and 11 bucks was completely delivered yesterday to 9 identified farmers’ associations (FAs) in the said province.

Tulunan Municipal Agriculturist Salvacion Yata has assured that the project will be monitored by their office to attain the objectives of SAAD program.

Matalam Vice Mayor Cheryl V. Catamco and Municipal Agriculturist Dr. Joluya have also witnessed the distribution of 29 upgraded goats to Sarayan Womens Association and Central Malamote Bangsamoro FA. VM Catamco said that it will provide additional income for the farmer-beneficiaries.