DA trains Sulu goat raisers PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 June 2012 13:44

The Department of Agriculture (DA)  has allotted some P2 million to finance a  goat dispersal project of Sulu 2nd District Representative Nur Anna Sahidulla  in support to  her poverty alleviation program for the  constituents of her district.

Rep Sahidulla said she also allotted some P500,000 drawn from her Priority Development Fund (PDAF) for the goat dispersal program which aimed to benefit the 11 municipalities  of her congressional district in Sulu.

About 57 beneficiaries coming from the towns of Banguingui, Kalingalan Caluang, Lugus, Luuk, Old Panamao, Omar, Pandami, Panglima Estino, Pata, Siasi and  Tapul  completed last Wednesday two-day seminar on goat raising.

Sahidulla said the two-day seminar on goat raising was in preparation for the  immediate implementation of the agri-based livelihood in Sulu’s 2nd district.
DA in tandem with the Coprahan at Gulayan Foundation, Inc., (CAGFI)  conducted the training called  Agri-Based Livelihood Enhancement Training on Agricultural  productivity  Livelihood  to  the 57  initial beneficiary of the program.

According to Sahidulla, among the topics discussed during the training were goat raising, goat house, feeding and nutrition of goats, breading and reproduction of goats, care management, and applied animal health.

She said more livelihood projects and programs will be introduce and will be  implemented in her district in the coming days geared towards improving of the  poor living  of most people in her district.

The  beneficiaries of the program lauded  the congresswoman  for including them in her livelihood program being implemented in  the district.

They said the program could  help them address their financial needs and obligations in the municipality for their family.

The goat  is imported. It has a big body and it grows big and its meat is of high quality. It’s not  like our native goat here, very small, said a beneficiary. — Nonoy E. Lacson