Ilocos farmers learn adaptation strategies to beat climate change

LAOAG CITY — The provincial government of Ilocos Norte, in collaboration with various national government agencies and the extension directorate of the state-run Mariano Marcos State University, continues to empower farmers and teach them practical ways to sustain crop productivity in climate vulnerable areas. Following a recent farmers training in Batac City attended by some 40 … Read More

Gov’t reviews Israel’s solar powered irrigation offer

MANILA — An inter-agency group has started a study and review of the proposal of an Israeli-government backed corporation to build 6,200 units of solar-powered irrigation systems (SPIS) in the country, which would be funded by a PHP44-billion loan payable in 10 years. Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol said that representatives of the National Economic Development … Read More

ASPIRE to aid farmers, fishermen in Region 1: DA exec

CALASIAO, Pangasinan — Department of Agriculture (DA) Undersecretary Jose Gabriel La Viña  is urging farmers and fishermen here  to take advantage of the government’s ASPIRE (Agribusiness Support for Promotion and Investment in Regional Exposition) program, to help them enhance and promote their agricultural products. La Viña was the keynote speaker during the opening program of the … Read More