DA moves to ease dry spell impact on farm sector
THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture said it had distributed to farmers seeds for planting as well as irrigation-related equipment worth a total of at least P84 million as part of government efforts to address the effects of El Niño on farms.
The DA last week said dry conditions caused farmer to lose P5.3 billion worth of crops and livestock since the climate and weather phenomenon’s onset last year.
According to the DA’s field operations services office, one of the thrusts to mitigate El Niño’s effects on food production was to encourage the maximization and optimization of production in non-vulnerable areas.
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