TACLOBAN CITY – At least 102 farmers from the five farmer associations in the northern barangays of this city recently received animals and agricultural machines from the City Veterinary Office (CVO).

The giving of animals and agricultural machines to the farmers is under the CVO’s livestock dispersal program

Of the 102 beneficiaries, 16 came from the farmers of Barangay. Bagacay; 16 from Brgy. Cabalawan; 17 from Brgy. New Kawayan; 37 from Brgy. Palanog; and 16 from Brgy. San Roque.

“The main purpose of the livestock dispersal program is to boost livestock production and increase inventory, while also addressing the fact that Tacloban is not typically considered an agricultural area and relies on neighboring regions for its food supply, ”Dr. Eunice Alcantara, the CVO head, said.

The dispersal program aims to provide farmers with additional livelihood opportunities and in the process, improved their standard of living.

“By providing sustainable livelihood opportunities through programs like the livestock dispersal program, we hope that farmers will take good care of the animals and appreciate the efforts of the city government since we all share the common goal of improving the quality of life in our community,” she said. (DEAN MARK YU, LNU Student Intern)