Residents in Mountain Province are experiencing difficulties in food security due to the lack of additional sources of food during the pandemic.
The LGU distributed livestock, specifically day-old chicks, along with 15 kilos of chick booster feeds to beneficiary farmers. Additionally, a Farmer Poultry School, funded by ATI-CAR and DA-CAR, provided beneficiaries with hens, roosters, and layer feeds.
Around 2,200 beneficiaries received a total of 44,000-day-old chicks provided by the LGU (20,000) and DA-CAR (24,000), and 407 sacks of chick booster feeds.
Guideline 1: Align the solution with the community’s traditions
The LGU noted that raising livestock in their own backyards is a longstanding local tradition for residents, particularly for the use of chickens in religious rituals. This suggests that the community may be more receptive to this proposed solution.
Guideline 2: Ensure that the solution is easy for the beneficiaries to manage
Free-range chickens are suitable for families in the area who may not have expensive housing. Additionally, they are already familiar with raising chickens, which proves beneficial not only as a food source but also for gardening.