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Journal of the Austrian Society of Agricultural Economics (JASAE)
Journal ID : JASAE-21-03-2021-70
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Title : Native Swine Production Feed with Kitchen Leftover and Madre De Aqua (Trichantera gigantea)
by Marcos E. Bollido, Eduardo G. Espejon Jr, Louise R. Horca, Feleciano R. Bejar, Lagrito Ebert B. Mante,
Abstract : In response to the problem of poverty and health issues of children in San Jorge, in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Local Government Unit, San Jorge, Samar and Regional office 8, project on native swine raising feed with kitchen leftovers and madre de agua (Trichantera gigantea) was implemented. The project was piloted in Barangay Blanca Aurora, San Jorge Samar as among the community who are experiencing such issues. Training on swine production care and management was conducted to ensure that proper rearing and management of the swine was undertaken. Pig pens were constructed for safety and protection of the pigs. Administration of vitamins and deworming was provided to ensure survival and development of the pigs. Madre de agua cuttings were provided to 11 beneficiaries and planted it in their respective land area. Beneficiaries were glad for the technical assistance of Department of Agriculture through the training provided since it has provided additional knowledge in swine production and proper management. Marginalized farmers trained on Values Formation, were empowered and increased sense of dignity and worth and productively contributing to family enrichment and community development. Farmers have increased income up to 40% of the participating household beneficiaries after a year from the sales of their piglets. Native pigs feed with madre de aqua and kitchen leftover have a significant response of growth and piglet’s production.

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