36K TILAPIA FINGERLINGS DISTRIBUTED TO SULTAN MASTURA FISH FARMERS
MAGUINDANAO | July 23, 2021
Some 36,000 tilapia fingerlings were distributed on Friday, July 23, 2021 to fish farmers in Brgy. Tambo, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao.
Spearheaded by Pendatun Patarasa Asst. to the Minister under the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform, and through the help of the Food and Agriculture Organization of United Nations, the activity benefited former combatants.
The project is part of the support to Agriculture and Agribusiness Enterprise in Mindanao for Sustainable Development that aims to increase productivity of agriculture and fisheries-based livelihood funded by Korean Government through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).
Patarasa, in an interview, some 36,000 tilapia fingerlings were already given to Sitio Compra Farmers and Fisherfolks Association of Brgy. Bulod, Datu Montawalas, 36,000 to Liguasan Inhabitants Consumers Cooperativeand of Brgy. Bagoenged, Pagalungan another 36,000 fingerlings to the Tireken Aquaculture Producers Cooperative, in the Brgy. Tambo, Sultan Mastura, Maguindanao.
Patarasa said the fingerlings were donated by UN-FAO through the initiative of MAFAR that targets to support indigent barangays by giving residents an opportunity to earn additional income.
“I encouraged our fish farmers to manage well the assistance given to them from the government to increase their production of tilapia and their income, which could also contribute to the growth of the aquaculture industry in the province,” Patarasa said.
Under the leadership of Minister Mohammad S. Yacob and with the help of partner agencies, the program was implemented in the province of Maguindanao.