LUBUAGAN, Kalinga – Farmers in this town who are members of the Tanglag Community Organization for Unity and Development (TaCOUD) have received several agri-interventions from the Department of Agriculture in Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) to boost local food sufficiency amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The DAR-CAR had distributed recently to the TaCOUD members the following items: 2,340 rambutan seedlings, 936 heads Muscovy ducks, 78 cavans feeds, 78 knapsack sprayers, and 78 sets of farm tools. The organization itself got eight units of brush cutter.
The interventions were under the Integrated Root Crops, Vegetable, Fruit Trees, and Poultry Production Project worth P4,648,860.00 funded by the DA-Special Area of Agriculture Development (SAAD) Program of year 2020.
Lubuagan Municipal Agriculturist Charlie Osdeg said that each of the 78 members of TaCOUD of Barangay Tanglag got 30 rambutan seedlings, 1-unit knapsack sprayer, and a set of farm tools comprising of grab hoe with handle, chisel, and point crowbar, pruning shears, rake, and shovel. Meanwhile, each of the first 39 the members got 24 heads of Muscovy ducks supplemented with two (2) sacks of feeds.
On the other hand, the other 39 members of the organization are yet to receive their free-range chicken for their poultry production.
Barangay Tanglag is in a remote area with scenic rice terraces. Fortunately, the road going to Tanglag is now under construction and Mayor Dickpus, in her message, promised the community the continuity of the said construction especially the ‘farm to market roads’ to hasten the transportation aspects of the livelihood project given by SAAD.