MAMBAJAO, CAMIGUIN, April 20 (PIA) – To ensure continued harvests, especially among rice farmers, the provincial government here initiated temporary provision of water pumps to needy farmers group.
Rice farmer association in Sagay town already availed to the provision and used it to augment their existing irrigation, bringing additional supply from other nearby water sources.
The Provincial Agriculture Office (PAO) also advised farmers experiencing irregular irrigation supply to maximize water usage while waiting for the dry season to end.
Meanwhile, the community seed banking project in Lakas, Mambajao was able to harvest last month and ready for seed exchange to interested rice farmers.
Provincial Agriculturist Renero G. Torion said they also have provisions for the vegetable seed subsidy program, but would only be distributed at the right timing.
To date, other interventions like medical missions, rehabilitation of pipes, and cash for work program have been initiated as well to cushion the effects of El Niño especially to priority families. (JCV/PIA10)