To ensure food security and alleviate the poverty of local farmers, the Department of Agriculture (DA) provided livelihood assistance to the People’s Organization in Laak, Davao de Oro, named Conception Alternative Learners Livelihood Organization (CALLO).
A total of 8,330 hills of Banana Lakatan, 15 sacks of feeds, and 30 packs of 8 in-1 vegetable seeds were distributed to the CALLO in Barangay Conception, Laak, Davao de Oro, on July 22, 22, 2022.
The assistance is part of the Banana Production, Mallard Duck Production, and Gulayan sa Barangay project under the DA’s Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program, which aims to support the farmers and fisherfolks through the provision of intervention programs.
Mayor Antonio L. Libuangan expressed gratitude for the agency’s support by providing income-generating opportunities that will sustain their daily needs and help it become a self-sustaining organization in town. He also stressed that the local government will continue to monitor the recipients to ensure the success and development of the project.
Association Chairman Dominador Clarion Jr. said in response that the whole association is thankful for the assistance poured into their association that will help them get through in life, particularly in recovering from the effects of the current pandemic.
SAAD Area Coordinator, Anna Marie Malabarbas, leads the distribution of assistance together with Municipal SAAD Coordinator Ramil C. Madayag and in collaboration with the Civil-Military Operation of the 60th Infantry MEDIATOR Battalion. (𝑅ℎ𝑒𝑎𝑓𝑒 𝐻𝑜𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑧𝑎𝑛𝑜 –𝐼𝑛𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛 𝑂𝑓𝑓𝑖𝑐𝑒, 𝑃ℎ𝑜𝑡𝑜𝑠 𝑏𝑦 𝐿𝐺𝑈 𝐿𝑎𝑎𝑘)