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Province of Agusan del Norte


THE PROVINCIAL AGRICULTURIST OFFICE MANDATE The Provincial Agriculturist Office is one of the departments of the provincial government responsible for the promotion of agricultural and fishery development of the province. Undertakes extension services, and develop production support services and facilities. Conduct or cause to be conducted location-specific agricultural and fisheries researches and assist in making available the appropriate technology arising out of, and disseminate information on basic research on crops, prevention and control of pests and diseases which will maximize productivity. Enforce rules and regulations relating to agriculture and aquaculture.

MISSION Serves as the primary provider of basic services in Agriculture sector of the province. Formulate measures and implement projects that ensure self-sufficiency and security in food. Assist and support the development of farmers and fisherfolk cooperative, homemakers and youth in food production, processing, marketing of agricultural and fishery products. Promote the sustainable development of agriculture as the sound foundation of economic growth and sustain the management, conservation and protection of the provinces agriculture & fishery resources.

VISION Agusan del Norte is secured in food and globally competitive producer of Agricultural commodities. The Agriculture sector is propelled by organized, dynamic and empowered farmers and fisherfolk that is technologically advance supported with effective and efficient services and guided by a sound management practices and resource sustainability.

GOALS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Self-sufficiency and food security. Increased agricultural productivity. Enhancement of farmers and fisherfolk standard of living. Sustainable agricultural and fishery resources. People empowerment.


Table of Contents

The Provincial Agriculturist Office .


Chapter 1

BACKGROUND1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4



Location Facts and Figures Brief History Political Subdivision

Chapter 2

PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 2.1 Topography 2.2 Weather and Climate 2.3 Rainfall 2.4 Soil Type



Chapter 3

DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS 3.1 Household Population 3.2 Population by Sex 3.3 Household Enterprise ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT DIRECTIONS 4.1 Present Economic Condition 4.2 Development Directions


Chapter 4


Chapter 5

INFRASTRUCTURE AND UTILITIES 5.1 Transport 5.2 Communication 5.3 Power 5.4 Environmental Support Facilities 5.5 Current Water Utilization UTILIZATION OF AGRICULTURAL AREA 6.1 Land Use 6.2 Agricultural Commodity Utilization ..


Chapter 6



Chapter 7

PHYSICAL AREA AND PRODUCTION OF .. PRIORITY COMMODITIES 7.1 Production Areas 7.2 Production Volume 7.3 2010 Rice Production Terminal Report INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES 8.1 Investment Areas 8.2 Major Products ..


Chapter 8



Chapter 1 BACKGROUND 1.1 Location Situated in southern Philippines, the province of Agusan del Norte lies along 9 N latitude and 125 30 E longitude, on the northeastern part of Mindanao (Fig. 1.1). Butuan Bay and the province of Surigao del Norte bound it on the north, Agusan del Sur on the south, Surigao del Sur on the east and Misamis Oriental on the west. It is one of the 80 provinces of the Philippines and one among the five provinces that comprise the Caraga Region.

Figure 1.1 Location map of Agusan del Norte, Philippines (created by PAO, January 2011)

1.2 Facts and Figures Capital: Land Area: Population: Number of Cities: Number of Municipalities: Number of Barangays: Average Population Density/hectares: Income Classification: Cabadbaran City 273,024 ha. 314,027 1 10 166 1.12 2nd class1

1.3 Brief History Agusan Province was named after a Malay word Agasan, meaning, where water flows, probably because of the mighty river that traverses the whole area. Early immigrants from Borneo and Celebes came to the region in Balanghai or wooden boats. Nine such boats were excavated. One dates back to 320 A.D. The Malay settlers drove the aborigines, called Mamanwas, to the hinterlands. By the time the Spaniards arrived, the natives were already trading with foreign merchants, as attested by 10th-century Chinese ceramics unearthed near Butuan. Some historians claim that Magellan held the first mass in the Philippines at the mouth of the Agusan River, and not in Limasawa, Leyte, on Easter Sunday, of 1521. Agusan was part of Surigao province during the Spanish colonial administration. By virtue of R.A. 1306 during the American regime, it became the independent province of Agusan. On June 17, 1967, Congress passed R.A. 4979 dividing the lone province into Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur. Butuan City, which was then a component city of Agusan del Norte, used to be the capital and seat of government. That ended in 2000 when congress passed Republic Act 8811 making Cabadbaran as the new capital and administrative center of the province that year. 1.4 Political Subdivision The province has a total land area of 2,730.24 Km2 with an estimated population of 314,027 as of 2007 census (PGAN, 2010). The provincial territory is composed of Cabadbaran City, the provincial capital, and ten municipalities namely; Buenavista, Carmen, Jabonga, Kitcharao, Las Nieves, Magallanes, Nasipit, Remedios T. Romualdez, Santiago and Tubay (Table 1.1). The province consists of 167 barangays, the smallest administrative and political unit. Within its territory lies Butuan City, the regional center of Caraga region and a highly urbanized and independent city. Table 1.1 Land Area, Number of Barangays and Classification of Municipalities, Agusan del Norte, 2006. Land Area Number of Municipality (sq. km.) Barangays Classification Buenavista 259 25 3rd Cabadbaran 325 31 2nd Carmen 198 8 5th Jabonga 288 15 4th Kitcharao 122 11 5th Las Nieves 336 20 4th Magallanes 42 8 4th Nasipit 236 19 3rd2

Remedios T. Romualdez Santiago Tubay Agusan del NorteSources:

81 241 87 2,730

8 8 13 167

4th 4th 5th

Department of Environment & Natural Reources, Agusan del Norte Provincial Planning and Development Office, Agusan del Norte

Municipalities and Barangay Buenavista Barangays: Abilan Agong-ong Alubijid Guinabsan Lower Olave Macalang Malapong Malpoc Manapa Matabao Cabadbaran Barangays: Antonio Luna Bay-ang Bayabas Caasinan Cabinet Calamba Calibunan Comagascas Concepcion Del Pilar Katugasan Kauswagan La Union Mabini Mahaba Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 Poblacion 3 Poblacion 4 Poblacion 5 Poblacion 6 Poblacion 7 Poblacion 8 Poblacion 9 Poblacion 10 Poblacion 11 Poblacion 12 Puting Bato Sanghan Soriano Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 Poblacion 3 Poblacion 4 Poblacion 5 Poblacion 6 Poblacion 7 Poblacion 8 Poblacion 9 Poblacion 10 Rizal Sacol Sangay Talo-ao Simbalan


Carmen Barangays: Cahayagan Gosoon Manoligao Jabonga Barangays: Baleguian Bangonay A. Beltran Bunga Colorado Cuyago Kitcharao Barangays: Bangayan Canaway Hinimbangan Jaliobong Mahayahay Poblacion San Isidro San Roque Sangay Libas Magdagooc Magsaysay Maraiging Poblacion San Jose San Pablo San Vicente Santo Nio Poblacion Rojales San Agustin Tagcatong Vinapor

Las Nieves Barangays: Ambacon Balungagan E. Montilla (Camboayon) Consorcia Durian Ibuan Katipunan Lingayao Malicato Maningalao Marcos Calo Mat-i Pinana-an Poblacion Rosario San Isidro San Roque Tinucoran


Magallanes Barangays: Buhang Caloc-an Guiasan Nasipit Barangays: Aclan Amontay Ata-atahon Barangay 1 Barangay 2 Barangay 3 Barangay 4 R.T.R Barangays: Balangbalang Basilisa Humilog Santiago Barangays: Curva E. Morgado Jagupit Tubay Barangays: Binuangan Cabayawa Doa Rosario Doa Telesfora La Fraternidad La Paz Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 San Isidro Tagbuyacan Panaytayon Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 San Antonio Tagbongabong Barangay 5 Barangay 6 Barangay 7 Camagong Cubi-cubi Culit Jaguimitan Kinabjangan Punta Santa Ana Talisay Triangulo Marcos Poblacion Santo Nio Taod-oy

Lawigan Poblacion 1 Poblacion 2 Santa Ana Tagmamarkay

Tagpangahoy Tinigbasan Victory


Chapter 2 PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS 2.1 Topography Flat and rolling lands characterized much of Agusan del Nortes . Surrounded by mountain ranges along its northwest and southeast boundaries, Agusan Valley occupies the central longitudinal section of the province. The sea embraces this valley at its mid portion that runs in triangular form from the west and comprise the plains fronting Butuan Bay on the east. Lording over this landmass in term of elevation is the 2,012 meters Mt. Hilong-hilong in Cabadbaran, part of Diwata Mountain Range as its northeastern boundary with the province of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur that stand as watershed to Caraga Regions major rivers. The other highlands in the province are Mt. Mabaho, 1823 meters in Buenavista and Mt. Piglalahan, 810 meters in Carmen. Agusan River, the third largest river in the country, serves as the main drainage that flows along the middle of the valley and drains toward Butuan Bay. Comprising a significant role in the hydrologic cycle is Lake Mainit, which is located on the northern part of the province. 2.2 Weather and Climate By Philippine classification, the climate in the province is type II. There is no definite dry season in the area. Maximum rainfall is from November to January. Lying within the eastern cost, the locality faces the northeast monsoon, trade winds and storms.

Figure 2.1 Climate map of Agusan del Norte, Philippines (created by PAO, January 2011) 6

2.3 Rainfall For the period 2003-2005 (Table 2.1), the highest number of rainy days with a corresponding amount of rainfall of 3009.64 millimeter occurr

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