72 farmers receive native chicken from MAFAR

Around 72 farmers from the Special Geographical Area and Cotabato City received heads of native chicken from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform – BARMM on May 17 and 19 at MAFAR-SGA Satellite Office, Kabacan North Cotabato and in Poblacion 9, Cotabato City.

A total of 1,450 heads of Native Chicken allotted in the Special Geographical Area and Cotabato City have been successfully distributed to the beneficiaries. Forty (40) individuals from SGA and 32 from Cotabato City have benefitted from the intervention, receiving 20 heads each.

According to Halal Head and Senior Agriculturist Engr. Saidona A. Lawan, the distribution is part of the continuous support to the livelihood of the farmers and support the food sufficiency in the Region.

“We are hoping that this chicken will help you grow your income. What we want is for you to become successful with this program” Engr. Lawan said.

Assistant to the provincial Director for SGA and Cotabato city Disumimba D. Rasheed said, “We would like to extend our appreciation to our heads for this intervention and that we can share it with our small farmers in need.”

Rasheed also said the intervention would also promote food sufficiency and expand the livelihood of the beneficiaries as well. He reminds all the beneficiaries to take care of the intervention and follow the necessary technology application.   

The Free-range native chickens are raised in open spaces, allowing them to roam freely, forage for food, and engage in natural behaviors, resulting in healthier and more flavorful meat.

Raising them in a free environment promotes the development of strong muscles and leaner meat in native chickens, as they have ample space to move around, contributing to a more satisfying outcome.