BARMM boosts livestock production in its NCot Special Geographic Areas

GOATS AND CHICKEN: The goats and chickens as livestock inputs are given free to the farmers’ cooperatives in Special Geographic Area (SGA) in Kabacan Municipality in North Cotabato by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) of Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO 

COTABATO CITY — The Bangsamoro Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) distributed livestock inputs in the region’s Special Geographical Area (SGA), Kabacan, North Cotabato.

Senior Agriculturist Seeham S. Pangol, Banner Program Coordinator, on Monday, said this is to improve the production of goat and native chicken in the SGA.

Pangol said farmers’ cooperatives from the eight clusters of the said area received 65 heads of native goats and 100 heads of free-range native chickens from MAFAR thru its Livestock and Poultry Management Section.

He said before the actual distribution, an inspection was made to ensure that livestock inputs were healthy and have passed the specific required age and weight.

“The distribution of assistance is purposely to maximize the production of goat and chicken in the region along with our determination to have our farmers’ additional source of income in the area,” Pangol said.

Assistant to the Provincial Director for SGA and Cotabato City Disumimba D. Rasheed reminded each beneficiary to take their utmost responsibilities by taking care of the animals and should exert all their efforts in expanding the received assistance.

“We ensure that every beneficiary will receive further assistance, and our main objective here is to help you grow through your farm activity.  Because we believed that the success of this program is also the success of the ministry,” Rasheed said.

The distribution was facilitated by the Kabacan Sub-office of MAFAR-SGA.  Each beneficiary received two heads of goats while the 100 heads of free-range native chickens were given to their respective organizations, together with one unit of incubator which could cater up to 336 eggs.

JULMUNIR I. JANNARAL 

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