Special Area for Agricultural Development (SAAD) (Ongoing locally-funded project)
The SAAD is a locally funded project under the DA that focuses on the most marginalized agricultural and fishery sectors in the country. It intends to alleviate poverty through increased food production and productivity in the target areas by providing the appropriate technology, financing, marketing and other support services in order to make the farmers and fisherfolk productive and profitable. This project will directly contribute to SDG 2.3 and 2.4 on increasing agricultural productivity and income of farmers. The project will also directly contribute to SDG 2.4 on ensuring sustainable food production systems.