5 Maguindanao cooperatives receive LEAD projects
ICC Cotabato City (11 November) -- The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Regional Agriculture Fishery Council (RAFC) distributed a fund amounting to P519, 975 to 5 qualified cooperatives recently.
RAFC-ARMM Chairman Datu Saleh Mangelen said, each cooperative received P103, 995.00. These cooperatives are; Upper Siling Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative located in Buluan, Maguindanao, Kagkalimuwa Multi-Purpose Cooperative in barangay Idtig, Paglat, Maguindanao, Barrio Muslim Multi-Purpose Cooperative, Poblacion Buluan, Maguindanao, Amsaal Farmers Multi-Purpose Cooperative, located at Datu Abdullah Sangki, Maguindanao and B1 and B2 Farmers Association, Borongotan, Upi, Maguindanao.
Mangelen bared that the said projects are aimed to strengthening the production aspect of the Halal Industry in ARMM.
DAF-ARMM Secretary Keise T. Usman and top officials of the department witnessed the distribution of checks to the recipients. Usman said, the fund for the said projects fall under the Livelihood Enhancement for Agricultural Development (LEAD).
Usman advised the beneficiaries to properly implement and manage the approved goat raising project which will boost their socio-economic condition and as producers of "halal" goat meat in the region. (MCD-RICC Cotabato City) [top]