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Thursday, December 1, 2022

MAFAR extends veterinary assistance to Lanao del Sur

MARAWI CITY — The Bangsamoro Government’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) turned over veterinary drugs, forage and pasture seeds, and a unit of incubator to its counterparts here and in Lanao del Sur province.


A total of 32 bags of forage and pasture seeds (500g each) and more than 5000 doses of veterinary drugs were handed over to the MAFAR Provincial Office through Provincial Livestock Coordinator Dr. Al Hussein Domaot and Municipal Agricultural Officers (MAO) Engr. Jamil Disma and Engr. Abdulgafar Sansarona.


Another eight bags of forage and pasture seeds and 1,565 doses of different veterinary drugs were given to Marawi City through the MAFAR Provincial Office.


The incubator was turned over to MAO Disma for the project called ‘Establishment of Demonstration Farms for Native Chicken Production with Incubator” with the proponent Tongantongan Farmers Producer Cooperative in Barangay Kormatan, Madalum, Lanao del Sur.


Livestock Banner Program Focal Person Dr. Bai Zharinah M. Dumo of MAFAR-BARMM said the turned over aims to provide valuable sources of livestock feeds that can help farmers improve production and raise their income. 


These tropical forages, according to her, are also a climate-smart option as they reduce greenhouse gas emission and restore degraded lands. 


She added that the provision of production support services ensures the availability, accessibility, and affordability of livestock products. (MAFAR/PIA ICIC)