(Gov. Dennis “Delta” Pineda poses with farmer-beneficiaries of the carabao dispersal program at the PEO Compound. Also in photo are Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office head Angelina Blanco, provincial veterinarian Dr. Augusto Baluyut, Aguipina Tuazon, Susan Gappi, and Bryan Deraco, representatives from the Department of Agriculture Regional Office. Photo courtesy of Jun Jaso/Pampanga PIO)
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Gov. Dennis ‘Delta’ Pineda led yesterday the carabao dispersal to farmer-beneficiaries, a joint livelihood assistance program of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 3 (DARFO3) and the Provincial Veterinary Office (PVO) of the provincial government.
Dr. Augusto Baluyut, PVO officer said the distribution of 28 carabaos is aimed at providing alternative livelihood projects as support to farmer-beneficiaries to augment their income.
Baluyut said through the assistance of DA-RFO3, the provincial government could help the farmers upgrade their livestock through the production method.
The provincial veterinarian said they will also help farmers in carabao production by giving technical assistance on artificial insemination and in performing the pregnancy diagnosis through rectal palpation to some carabaos.
Third District Board Member Ananias Canlas Jr., chair committee on agriculture said the provision of livelihood assistance through animal dispersal is one of the priority projects of Governor Delta that could strengthen the capabilities of the target beneficiaries in livestock production. The farmer-beneficiaries came from Candaba, Arayat, Bacolor, Mexico, Sta. Ana, Porac, City of San Fernando, Lubao, Sta. Rita and Magalang.
On behalf of the farmer- beneficiaries, former Arayat Village Chief Ronnie Miranda has expressed his gratitude to Governor Delta, Vice Governor Lilia ‘Nanay’ Pineda and the DA-RFO3 officials for their support in providing farmers source of draft animals to cultivate their farm, thereby reducing the cost of production and increase farm income.
Witnessing the carabao dispersal are representatives from the DA-RFO 3, Dr Baluyut, Angelina Blanco, special assistant to the governor and other stakeholders.