TO provide an alternative source of livelihood for the pig growers affected by the African Swine Fever (ASF) in Quezon, the Department of Agriculture has distributed mushroom production packages and broiler chickens in order for them to recover from the severe damage and losses caused by ASF.
The DA’s Region IV-CALABARZON, through its Recovery and Rehabilitation Program has distributed the said livelihood intervention to at least 94 farmers from Catanauan, Candelaria, and Sariaya.
In Catanauan, each of the 32 farmer-recipients were given one unit of mushroom production package while in Candelaria, two farmers each received a module of mushroom production package.
On the other hand, each of the 60 hog raisers from Sariaya received one module of broiler chickens from the regional office.
In addition to said interventions, indemnification has been provided to farmers affected by the ASF.
As of October 7, a total of 49,393 swine out of 6,644 pig growers had already been culled and paid by DA, reaching a total of P153,956,000 in indemnification.