Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Department of Agriculture Intensifies El Nino Mitigation

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is intensifying its campaign to mitigate the effects of El Nino among the most affected. The stakeholders include farmers, fisherfolks, fishpond operators and livestock raisers.

The DA turned over projects under the Bottom-Up-Budgeting Program together with Php53.1 million assistance package from the DA and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) as part of its El Nino mitigation measures.

The beneficiaries came from the province of Pampanga which is one of the hardest affected by the phenomenon. At the Bren Z. Guiao Convention Center where the summit was held Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said “We are providing assistance to you to help you recover from your losses and enable you to continue your production, but we are also looking for viable long-term solutions to this dilemma,”.

Alcala disclosed that  in some provinces of the country, cloud seeding sorties are regularly conducted to induce artificial rain. “Sa Mindanao po, matagumpay ang ipinapatupad nating cloud seeding sa pakikipagtulungan ng Local Government. Sa katunayan po, may mga nararanasan ng pag-ulan sa ilang lalawigan doon,” Alcala said.

A total of 2 units hand tractor with trailer, 12 heads carabaos with plow and harrow, 50 bags urea, 15 units grasscutter, 5 units knapsack sprayer, 15 units transistor radio and 10 x 30,000 tilapia fingerlings were given away.

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