Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson turned over checks, worth P3,544,000 recently, to the Nabinay Agrarian Reform Cooperative, based in Brgy. Daga, Cadiz City, representing the first tranche of fund transfer for the Negros native chicken breeding, production, and marketing enterprise, under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP).
The project, jointly funded by the World Bank, national government, and the provincial government, will concentrate on the breeding, fattening, and marketing of native chickens, a press release from Capitol said.
The granted enterprise will be managed by the Project Management Team that consists of members from the Lead Proponent Group, Nabinay ARC, and two cluster members San Juan Torena ARC and the Mirasol Development Corporation ARC.
Six breeding houses will be constructed, that will house 100 pullets and 15 cockerels per house.
Aside from breeding pens, an area for incubators and feed storage will also be constructed, the press release said.
The PRDP is a national project under the Department of Agriculture that aims to establish a modern, value chain-oriented and climate resilient agriculture and fisheries sector.
In partnership with the LGUs and the private sector, the project will provide key infrastructure, facilities, technology and information to raise incomes, productivity, and competitiveness in targeted areas. Also present at the turnover ceremony were Provincial Administrator Rayfrando Diaz and Provincial Project Management and Implementation Unit assistant head, Dr. Narissa Lemoncito, among others, the press release added.*