New EMD project to promote community level food and income generation

Tuesday January 25,2022

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The Bicol University Extension Management Division (BUEMD) launched Bicol University Extension Support to Achieve Food Availability Under the New Normal. Previously on December 16, 2021, recipients from Barangay Tandarora, Guinobatan, Albay received 20 chicks to be raised using smart and organic production technologies on the farm.

On January 14, 2022, additional 20 stocks were distributed by the project staff. It is expected that this project would help in the production and the availability of food in the community; at the same time, it will serve as a source of quality breeder stocks for native chicken. There is a steady demand for native chicken.

Meanwhile, the project recipient provides the appropriate animal care and maintenance. A repayment scheme, such as the initial recipient, would be dispersing the same number of stocks he availed of to the next beneficiary.

Apart from Tandarora, the project also targets to open a chicken dispersal project in Manito and Malilipot, Albay, once the multiplier farm goes full swing.

This new project is anchored on the social protection model that would localize food security efforts to promote the adoption of community-level food and income generation through crop and livestock production. Additionally, this will serve as an avenue to disseminate home-grown agriculture-related research outputs produced by the University to enable self-sufficiency and food availability corresponding to the mandates of the University for instruction, research, and extension. (PNRojas)