BFAR-SAAD in Lanao del Norte celebrates the firstfruits in Bangus Pen Culture
May 20, 2020- Baroy, Lanao del Norte. The Fisherfolk Stakeholder Association of Raw-an Point, Baroy, Lanao del Norte, headed by their Association President, Mr. Rolando L. Eroy, celebrates as they harvested the firstfruits of their Bangus Cultured Fish Pen under the Special Areas for Agricultural Development (SAAD) Program of BFAR.
The Association harvested a total of 3.6 metric tons of bangus (estimated at 300g-500g/pc) which values Php 400,000.00 (Php 110.00/kg). The income will be used to procure bangus fingerlings and feeds for their next cropping.
"Pasalamat (mi) sa project na gihatag sa Fisherfolk Stakeholder of Raw-an Point, dako (kini ug) tabang sa association... maayo (ang ilang pag) serbisyo, constant monitoring, ug maayo ang relationship between BFAR ug amoang association, samot na sa (pagtudlo sa) pamaagi sa pag culture," said Mr. Rolando L. Eroy, President of the Fisherfolk Stakeholder Association of Raw-an Point.
Farm inputs were all provided for free, such as 10,000pcs of bangus fingerlings, a 20m x 30m pen structure, and 300 bags of 25kg feeds. The fingerlings were stocked on January 23, 2020.
SAAD Program is a locally-funded program of the Department of Agriculture that is intended to help alleviate poverty among marginalized sectors on agriculture and fisheries. Coined after the bisaya word "saad" which means promise, SAAD Program is a three-year program that aims to help reduce poverty incidence in the country by providing appropriate interventions to improve that income of farmers and fisherfoll in the priority provinces thru the implementation of sustainable rural development strategies.
Article and video credits to: PFO-LDN SAAD Team