In the latter part of 2016, the Department of Agriculture-Regional Office carried out a Participatory Rural Appraisal to assess Brgy. Balagtasin and Bonliw in terms of potentials, resources, and problems. After which, solutions to the identified problems were made. The Community-Based Participatory Action Research showed that the top dilemmas of the farmers are insufficiency of capital, relatively low production and unavailability of fair market. In relation to this, DA through MAO  distributed two (2) sows and one (1) boar to twenty (20) farmers who were selected, screened and trained. Each farmer was also given materials for the construction of pens. Through a Memorandum of Agreement, each farmer shall return the same number of native pigs to the LGU for dispersal. 

Meanwhile, vegetable production is also augmented by the distribution of hybrid seeds to the farmers. Rejects are assumed to be fed to native pigs. Knowing that the demand for native pig meat is evidently high at the moment, the DA and LGU will help the farmers in the marketing of their produce.