Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay, May 11, 2021 (PIA) - Local famers in the province recently received from the government thru the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) 60 upgraded goats for about 50 coconut farmers from Naga, Payao, Alicia, Olutanga and Buug municipalities .
"Sa pagka karon, na deliver na ang 60 ka lalaki ug babaye nga kanding para sa lima ka grupo sa mga mag-uuma ug lubi ," ( we have delivered 60 Does and Bucks to 5 groups of coconut farmers) said Acting Provincial Coconut Development Manager Ariel Tomong- PCA Zamboanga Sibugay.
The assistance is intended to compliment the livelihood of coco farmers in Sibugay , especially at this time of COVID19 pandemic.
Tomong explained, beneficiaries are expected to breed the goats they have received and "return" the same number of goats to PCA "aron nga iapod-apod ngadto sa lain nga mga mag-uuma," ( so we can distribute the same to other farmer-beneficiaries), he said.
Tomong called on local coconut farmers to take advantage and avail of this program, but needs first to register under the National Coconut Farmers Registry System (NCFRS) to be eligible for such assistance.
"Gipahimangnuan nga ang mga interesado sa programa sa gobyerno sama niini, gikinahanglan gayod nga rehistrado sa NCFRS."
Registration areas for NCFRS are established in barangay halls and PCA offices in the municipalities including at the provincial office located at Ipil heights, Ipil, this province. Interested farmers are advised to bring photo copy of their valid IDs, proof of lot ownership and 2x2 ID picture. (EDT/JPA/PIA9-Zamboanga Sibugay)