DA: Bicol pilot area for climate change resistant crops

2014_0810_corn

The Department of Agriculture selected Bicol Region as the pilot area for climate change resistant or adapting crops in line with the climate change resiliency program of the government.

Agriculture secretary Proceso Alcala on Sunday said the region will also serve as the laboratory for the DA’s quick turnaround planting and production after a typhoon initiative.

He added the regional share of Bicol in the proposed DA budget of P48.4 billion will be P1.9 billion.

Alcala said Bicol deserves the additional funds since the industrious Bicolanos produced P57-billion worth of agricultural products in 2013.

That is why even if the land area of Region 5 is small and it is often visited by typhoons, the ‘Oragons’ ranked sixth in rice production, eighth in hog production, and seventh in coconut and corn production, Alcala said. (PNA)

SUBSCRIBE BECAUSE WHY NOT

Get Cbanga360 Updates by Email, Because Why Not?

Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of latest stories. By Signing Up, You Agree To Our Privacy Policy And European Users Agree To The Data Transfer Policy.

*18

****

SUGGESTED FOR YOU

****

Let's create community! Tell us your thoughts on this article. If logged in with any of your Wordpress.com, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or registered on this site before, then you can simply write your comment below. Thanks and appreciate your feedback.