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Kidapawan City Agriculture and Fisheries Council awarded the Best Performing
CAFC for 2020
KIDAPAWAN CITY (March 1, 2021) – The Department of Agriculture (DA) – 12
recognized the Agriculture and Fisheries Council of Kidapawan City as the best
performing City Agriculture and Fisheries Council (CAFC) in Region 12 for the year
DA 12 Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen led the distribution of the Plaque of
Appreciation to the awardees during the recent culmination program of the 6 th National
Agriculture and Fisheries Volunteers’ Day held in Koronadal City where City Agriculturist
Office sent delegates.
Several criteria served as the basis for selecting the best CAFC which include the
number of consultations conducted in the area, number of monitoring conducted to
agriculture and fishery projects, and the number of local issues raised and resolved by
the CAFC through the resolutions approved by the body.
During the initial and up to the final selection process, the CAFC of Kidapawan topped
other CAFCs based in Tacurong City, Koronadal City, and General Santos City.
City Agriculturist Marissa T. Aton said the search for Best Performing CAFC will help
motivate the CAFC and other stakeholders to perform better and institutionalize its best
practices in the community.
“Our CAFC and volunteers have been doing their best to uplift the agriculture and
fisheries sector by being committed and dedicated in performing its tasks and help small
farmers cope up with these challenging times”, said Aton as she expressed high
optimism for more fruitful years for CAFC.
She also emphasized the continuous efforts of the City Government of Kidpawanunder
the administration of Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista in helping the farmers cope up with
the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and other challenges confronting the
agriculture sector.
The Search for the Best Performing City Agriculture and Fisheries Council Award is an
annual undertaking of the DA – ATI12 which aims to give due recognition and honor to
dedicated individuals, volunteers, and institutions and have shown exemplary
performance and accomplishments which contributed largely to the region’s agricultural
development. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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“AI sa Barangay” project can help boost supply of pork – City Vet
Kidapawan City (March 1, 2021) – The Artificial Insemination (AI) project recently
launched in Barangay Kalaisan, Kidapawan City can pave the way for hog raisers to
have superior breed of pigs and increase production of pork meat.
City Veterinarian II Dr. Ellaine Mahusay, during the launching held at Multiplier Farm,
Barangay Kalaisan highlighted the significance of AI among the many hog raisers and
piggeries in the city which can be a defining factor in recovering from the ill-effects of
the Covid-19 pandemic which has severely affected hog raisers not only in the city but
other places as well.
“Piglets attain better genetics through Artificial Insemination, less chance of being
injured as they grow and acquire other numerous benefits by performing the process to
mature female pigs and sow.” said Dr. Mahusay at the same time informing hog raisers
of the upcoming AI in other villages.
The launching was done with the opening of a new pig pen with some 10 sows given AI
with the presence of Department of Agriculture – Agricultural Training Institute12 (DA-
ATI) Center Director Abdul I. Daya-an, City Veterinarian Dr. Eugene Gornez, Kicapawan
City Councilor Engr. Peter Salac (Chairperson-SP Kid Committee on Agriculture),
Provincial Veterinarian Dr. Rufino Sorupia and stakeholders in the barangay.
For his part, Kidapawan City Mayor Joseph A. Evangelista said the effective
implementation of programs and projects for farmers badly affected by the pandemic
and African Swine Fever (ASF) is definitely what the agriculture sector needs.
“We bring the service closer to the people especially to the small farmers who have
basically nothing to rely on in these trying times” the mayor said as he thanked the DA-
ATI 12 for the partnership”,
After Barangay Kalaisan, interested and qualified hog raisers from other villages will be
visited by the City Vet for the insemination process. With this process, hog owners will
not be burdened by bringing their sows to the City Vet but only have to wait for the
personnel to come and perform the insemination.

On the other hand, Daya-an explained that the DA will continue to partner with the City
Government in terms of uplifting the status of the farmers and providing sustainable
development in agriculture.
“In this particular program, we are looking into the measures to help our farmers
particularly hog raisers to maximize their productions and consequently to address the
low supply of pork meat in the market” Daya-an said.
He also added that the “AI sa Barangay” resulted from joint efforts and collaboration of
the City Government of Kidapawan and the DA which has already implemented many
projects benefiting the farmers’ sector.
With this development, the City Agriculturist Office is looking forward for hog raisers to
achieve maximum production and potential with the help of intervention projects such as
the one held in Barangay Kalaisan and soon in other areas within the city.
Conceptualizing on the full potential and better production of hog raisers in Kidapawan
City and to stabilize the supply of pork meat in the public market, the City Government
looks forward for the eventual success of “AI sa Barangay”. (CIO_AJPME/jscj)

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Mismong si DA XII Regional Executive Director Arlan Mangelen ang nag-abot ng Gawad Parangal sa City Agriculture Office sa kanyang tanggapan sa Koronadal City kamakailan lang.

Pangunahing responsibilidad ng CAFC ang pagsasagawa ng monitoring sa pagpapatupad ng mga proyektong sakahan sa iba’t-ibang barangay ng lungsod, ayon pa kay City Agriculturist Marissa Aton.

Nakakuha ng matataas na marka ang CAFC sa mga criteria na itinatakda ng DA XII gaya na lamang ng: dami ng naisagawang konsultasyon sa mga magsasaka, monitoring ng mga proyektong pangsakahan at palaisdaan, at pagpapasa ng resolusyon ng CAFC para tugunan ang pangangailangan ng mga magsasaka.

Dagdag pa ng opisyal, ang ibayong suporta at pagbibigay prayoridad ni City Mayor Joseph Evangelista at ng mga City Officials ay nakatulong ng malaki sa pagbibigay parangal sa lungsod

Pagbibigay ayuda sa mga magsasaka ng produktong pagkain at mamamalakaya ng preskong isda sa panahon ng pagharap sa krisis na idinulot ng Covid19 pandemic ang naging pangunahing tugon ng City Government.

Ilan lamang sa mga nagawa ng City Government sa sektor ng pagsasaka at pangingisda sa nakaraang taon ay ang mga sumusunod: Pagbibigay ng libreng butil ng gulay sa mga mamamayan sa ilalim ng Magpuyo sa Balay Magtanom og Gulay program na humikayat na magtanim ng gulay sa sariling bakuran; pamimigay ng butil ng palay at mais kasama na ang gamit sakahan at fertilizers sa mga identified farmer recipients; pagbibigay oportunidad sa mga lokal na magsasaka na maibenta ang kanilang mga produktong sakahan sa pamamagitan ng Farmers’ Market at Market-Market sa Barangay; nagpapatuloy na dispersal ng mga Tilapia Fingerlings at iba pang uri ng preskong isda sa mga magsasakang nagmamay-ari ng palaisdaan, post harvest facilities partikular ang irrigation project na nag-uugnay sa mga sakahan ng Barangay Macebolig, Onica at Singao at mga ayudang teknikal na naglalayung mapalago ng mga magsasaka ang kanilang anihan.

Sa pamamagitan ng mga nabanggit ay naitaguyod ng City Government hindi lamang ang kabuhayan ng mga magsasaka, kungdi ay nagkaroon pa ng sapat na supply ng pagkain ang mamamayan sa panahon ng pandemya.

Nahigitan pa ng Kidapawan City ang mga programang pangsakahan at palaisdaan ng General Santos, Koronadal at Tacurong City sa SOCCSKSARGEN Region sa taong 2020, ayon na rin sa DA XII. ##(CIO)

(photo credit to: City Agriculturist Marissa Aton facebook page)

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