Restituto A. Cayubit
Tacloban City, Leyte — The Department of Agriculture regional field office (RFO) for Eastern Visayas is promoting goat production in a town that was hit hard by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013.
Francisco C. Rosaroso, RFO Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Section (RAFIS) chief, told Manila Bulletin goat raising in San Isidro town is part of the P14.7-million agricultural assistance under the Yolanda Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program (YRRP).
The program is designed to restore the livelihood of farmers in municipalities that were devastated by Yolanda.
Rosaroso said goats were already distributed to farmers in San Isidro. Oother farm animals like carabaos, swine and cattle will be dispersed to the farmers later.
The assistance package also includes farm machinery and tools, seeds and fertilizers.
The beneficiaries of the goat production program are the 297 members of the Barangay Cabungaan Farmers Association, San Jose Farmers Association, Duja Dako Integrated Farmers Association and Duja Diot-Duj Dako-Bunacan Irrigators Association.