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Palawan farmers elated with egg production venture under agri department's SAAD program

The associations has yielded a net income of P132,110.00 from selling 23,250 pieces of eggs from their Ready-to-Lay Chicken Production Project. (Photos from DA-SAAD)

CALAPAN CITY, Oriental Mindoro (PIA) -- The Department of Agriculture's Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) has initiated a significant intervention project aimed at supporting local poultry farming in the province of Palawan.

The ready-to-lay chicken egg production project valued at P2.6 million focuses on providing essential resources to three associations: the Rizal Rural Improvement Club (RRIC), Rizal-Lucban Farmers Livelihood Association (RLFLA) both from the municipality of Magsaysay, and AbBaCa Farmers Association sa Agutaya from the municipality of Agutaya.

The cornerstone of this initiative is the chicken egg production, which encompasses the acquisition of 290 heads of ready-to-lay chickens.

Additionally, the project includes the provision of 10 chicken cages, 150 bags of high-quality feed, and 24 bottles of veterinary medicines and vitamins. These resources are strategically allocated to optimize the production capacity and production of the poultry.

The dispersal of chickens is anticipated to augment the pressing needs of farmers in Palawan, offering a lucrative alternative for local farmers. Ready-to-lay chickens are known for their high egg production potential, quick maturity, and resilience, making them an ideal choice for small-scale poultry operations.

As of the latest reports from the association beneficiaries, from November 22, 2023 up to January 26, 2024; the associations have yielded a P132,110 net income from selling 23,250 pieces of eggs from their respective poultry business.

Local beneficiaries expressed their gratitude and enthusiasm for the project, recognizing its potential to uplift their livelihoods and transform their communities.

The members shared that the bulk of the supply of eggs from their municipalities usually come from Ilo-Ilo and Manila. The beneficiaries hope that through the project intervention they will be able to continue supplying farm fresh eggs within their respective areas, lessening the cost of eggs that their fellowmen are able to buy in the market. (JJGS/PIA MIMAROPA)

Banner photo courtesy of Department of Agriculture-Special Area for Agricultural Development (DA-SAAD)

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