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DA launches "manokan" project

Camarines Sur Province (23 February) -- Some 200 farmers in 9 towns of the 2nd district of Camarines Sur will benefit from a livelihood project that will promote food security and increase farmers' income in the rural communities.

Dubbed as "Manokan sa Segundo Distrito kan Camarines Sur," the P250,000.00 project, which is a joint undertaking of the Department of Agriculture under the Ginintuang Masaganang Ani (GMA) Livestock Program and Cam. Sur 2nd district Congressman Luis R. Villafuerte, will be formally launched on March 6, 2009 at the Cam. Sur State Agricultural College (CSSAC), this municipality.

According to Dr. Edgar Madrid, (OIC) regional technical director for research and development of DA, the funding of the project will be sourced-out from DA's Bicol Calamity Assistance and Rehabilitation Efforts (BCARE), P90,000.00 and from Cong. Villafuerte's Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), P160,000.00.

Madrid said that under the "Manokan" project 2,000 heads of sasso chicken will be distributed to 200 families in 20 barangays: Bombon, Calabanga, Canaman, Magarao, Ocampo, Pili, Gainza, Milaor, and Camaligan. Each recipient family will be given 10 heads of Sasso.

Expected to grace the launching of the project and distribution of the sasso chickens are: Cong. Villafuerte, DA Bicol Regional Executive Director Jose V. Dayao, RTD Madrid, CSSAC President Marito Bernales, the 9 municipal mayors and the farmer-beneficiaries. (DA V/PIA) [top]

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