Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel PiAol shared his “Adapt, Adjust or Die! Philippine Agriculture Amid Climate Change” presentation before the organizers and participants of the State of Nature Assessment (SONA) 2016 Philippine Contribution to Climate Change held in Silliman University, Dumaguete City recently.
According to PiAol, the most critical preparation for climate change is in the area of water conservation and management.
As such, DA will implement tree-growing projects in denuded mountain regions under the Family-Based Agro-Forestry Program.
The Agriculture Department will also focus on small and community-based irrigation projects and will introduce solar-powered irrigation facilities, specifically in remote villages.
This initiative will not only provide water for the rice fields and vegetable gardens, but will also provide drinking water and power to the community.
Source: Philippine Information Agency