Lease if you can’t till, landowners told
Agriculture officials in Lanao del Sur advised land owners who cannot till their fields to lease them to subsistence farmers so that the idle lands could be put to good use.
The Philippine Information Agency said the DA officials made the call after noticing during their monitoring that some tracts of land in major rice producing areas in the province are just lying idle.
Local agriculture officials said leasing is a better alternative to landowners who have no time and interest in farming.
Government is looking at using more lands in Mindanao and more hybrid seeds to raise rice production.