Iloilo prov'l agriculturist shares water use technology in Visayas-wide seminar

June 29, 2010 10:42 am 

ILOILO CITY, June 29 – Iloilo Provincial Agriculture Officer Dr. Ildefonso Toledo has shared the water use technology being employed in the province as an input during the recently Visayas-wide seminar on “Charting Water Future” held in Bohol Plaza in Panglao, Bohol.

Toledo said that the seminar, attended by the Municipal Agriculture and Fisheries Council chairmen, Provincial Agriculture Officers, Provincial Planning and Development Officers of Regions 6, 7, 8 is intended to tackle the problem on water scarcity as an effect of climate change and to consolidate the input of the stakeholders on the proper water utilization.

For Iloilo province, Dr. Toledo said that he shared the rainwater harvesting being done by farmers which help in ensuring water for their rice paddies.

“The farmers in Iloilo practice rainwater harvesting such that they are able to stock water needed by their farms,” he said.

The province of Iloilo is the biggest rice producer in Western Visayas and yet it has only a run on type of irrigation system.

The provincial agriculturist further said that whatever inputs they had during the seminar last June 21-24, these will be consolidated by the National Agriculture and Fisheries Council for submission to the country’s new president for his consideration on agricultural development. (PNA)



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