GUINSILIBAN, Camiguin, May 18 — To increase the income among farmers and rural women, the Department of Agriculture (DA)– Regional Field Office 10 through the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Program releases P2.5 million to implement livelihood projects such as native chicken production, duck raising and organic feed production in Guinsiliban, Camiguin.
DA-10 OIC-Regional Director Carlene C. Collado, CPA recently turned over the check to Municipal Accountant Emmalinda G. Parian in behalf of the local government unit (LGU).
The total project cost is approximately P2.7 million, of which Php249,999 is the LGU’s counterpart.
Aside from providing assistance to the marginalized farmers, the LGU looks forward in helping increase the supply of poultry products in the municipality and even its adjacent towns.
The projects will be managed by different associations in Barangay Butay with the support of the municipal agriculture office include the native chicken production by the South Poblacion Rural Improvement Club Association, duck raising by Liong Rice Farmers Association and organic feed production by Butay Farmer’s Association.(DA10/RTP/PIA10)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, January 27 (PIA) — The Municipal Government Unit (MLGU) of Guinsiliban, Camiguin received a Coco-sugar Processing Shared Service Facility (SSF) from the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Camiguin Provincial Office.
The MLGU’s direct beneficiary is the Guinsiliban Coconut Sugar Producer Association, led by the incumbent chair Marcelito Navarro.
The turn over includes a double kettle/burner with rotating coconut sugar maker to increase production volume and improve productivity; digital and mechanical weighing scales to standardize weights of finished products; hand pressed sealers to increase shelf life; food grade stainless working table compliant to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and a moisture meter to standardize the its moisture content.
According to DTI, from farming and fishing, the coconut sugar processing will become a value adding activity to coconut farmers, assures brighter prospect of improving the local economy by increasing domestic sales, investments and job generation.
Coconut sugar is known to be highly nutritious and a high value organic product with increasing demand especially from health conscious consumers both in the local and international market, as such, the product is now positioned among the town’s pasalubong items in support to the development of the tourism industry of Guinsiliban and the whole province of Camiguin as well. (Zita M. Abellare, DTI-Camiguin/PIA)
MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, August 17 (PIA) — To sustain the evident 4.78 percent decrease of malnutrition rate in 2014 from 8.4 percent in 2013, the local government unit of Guinsiliban strengthened its food production effort s among poor families, especially to households with underweight and severely underweight pre-school children.
The LGU noted a 4 percent increase in food production last year by initiating interventions like seaweed farming, tilapia, livestock and poultry production.
For inland Fishery Development and Management, they empowered fisherfolks through organizational strengthening and organizing all tilapia growers.
Stocking of tilapia was made, while sustaining on the other hand the re-dispersal program.
The Mindanao North Coast Integrated Agricultural Development Project in Lisbong North Poblacion likewise supported the LGU’s Green and Healthy flagship program for this year.
Meanwhile, an ordinance requiring all household to adopt the Food Always in the Home (FAITH) Program was also enacted. (JCV/PIA 10)