MAFAR BASILAN DISTRIBUTES AGRI-FISHERY INPUTS

BASILAN | May 20,2021

Simultaneous distribution of Agri-Fishery Inputs in different municipalities of Basilan was conducted by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform- Basilan on May 20-25.

In Lamitan City, the beneficiaries received two rice production machinery (a rice thresher and a floating tiller) from BALIMOSA Rice Farmers Association in Balobo, Lamitan City. At the same time, MAFAR-Basilan distributed rice seeds, foliar and inorganic fertilizers, including insecticides, to five farmer-cooperators of inbred lowland rice model farms. In addition to these inputs, one unit of power sprayer was given to HVCC (High Value Commercial Crops) beneficiary. Nets for rice-duck organic farming were also distributed.

Aside from agricultural inputs, dozens of various fishing gears were distributed to the fisherfolk, such as hook and line, squid jigger, and other fishing paraphernalia. Also identified fisherfolk of Lamitan City and Ungkaya Pukan Municipality such as Gill Nets, Hook & Line, and Squid Jigger under the BAA 2020 program.

In Tipo-Tipo Municipality received one unit of rotary tiller was turned over to Tipo-Tipo Farmers Association. Three (3) units of power sprayer were received by farmers who owned fruit tree farms. Three (3) upland rice farmers and four (4) lowland rice farmers received sets of various agricultural inputs (fertilizers, seeds, and insecticides). Correspondingly, Fishery inputs are composed of 13 sets Hook and Line, 8 sets of Squid Jigger, and 4 sets of Gill Nets distributed to the identified marginalized fisherfolk of Brgy. Banah, Bohelebbeng and Baguindan Tipo-Tipo, Basilan. And sets of fishing gears were also distributed to the fisherfolk under the National Fisheries Program 2019 and under BAA 2020.

On the other hand, In Sumisip Municipality, Two (2) units of power sprayer were distributed to two farmers with fruit tree orchards. Also, two (2) units of PISOS (Pump Irrigation System for Open Source) were turned over to two farmer cooperatives with rainfed areas for rice production. Two (2) rolls of nets were also given to a farmer engaged in a rice-duck organic farming system. Three (3) agricultural production inputs were given to rice farmers in support of their rice model farms. Aside from farm inputs, dozens of sets of fishing paraphernalia were also distributed to the local fishermen.

In Al-Barka Municipality, a One (1) unit of cassava chipper worth 300k was turned over to Guinanta Agri Producers Cooperative (a women-dominated cooperative). Three (3) units of power sprayer were handed over to farmers who are engaged in fruit tree farming. Bags of fertilizers were also distributed as part of production support to local farmers. Also, for fisheries support, dozens of fishing paraphernalia for fisherfolk.

 

Credits to MAFAR-Basilan

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