TACLOBAN CITY- The regional office of the Department of Agriculture (DA-8) is pushing for goat production in areas hit by super typhoon ‘Yolanda.’
In fact, goat raising has already been started in San Isidro, Leyte benefittingclose to 300 people, Francisco Rosaroso, head of the Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS), said in an interview,
Rosaroso said that their office allocated P14.7 million for this project whose source was taken from the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (YRRP).
YRRP was put up to help restore or rehabilitate the farming livelihood of the farmers in areas hit by Yolanda that devastated Eastern Visayas on November 8,2013.
Rosaroso said that aside from goats, other farm animals like carabaos, swine, and cattle will be dispersed also to the farmers later on as an additional livelihood of the beneficiaries.
He added that the agricultural assistance is also packaged with modern farm machineries, equipment, tools, and inputs like seeds and fertilizers.
The beneficiaries of the goat production program in San Isidro are four associations which have 297 combined members.
These are the Barangay Cabungaan Farmers Association, San Jose Farmers Association, Duja Dako Integrated Farmers Association, and Duja Diot-Duj Dako-Bunacan Irrigators Association.