Gov. Edgar Chatto attends the turnover of the Nahawan Communal Irrigation System Rehabilitation Project to NA-UB Irrigators Association.
The project benefits 55 members of the NA-UB Irrigators Association who farm 42 hectares covered by the irrigation system and produces 3-4 tonnes per hectare.
The governor in his message underscored government initiatives in ensuring rice sufficiency in spite of challenges of El Niño. He also encouraged Inter cropping and Integrated farming with the support of agriculture programs.
In his recent State of the Province Address (SOPA), Chatto emphasized that despite of the El Niño phenomenon, food sufficiency indicators in Bohol have remained high, the only province in Region VII to have accomplished this feat.
Based on data from the Philippine Statistics Authority, our rice production sufficiency is at 106%, corn sufficiency is at 107%, and rootcrops sufficiency is at a whopping 662%. This is attributed to a hardworking agricultural sector and government initiatives that support goals of ensuring food sufficiency.
Also present in the event are NIA Regional Manager Engr. Mario Sande, Cong. Aris Aumentado, Clarin Mayor Allen Rey Piezas and farmers and irrigators of Nahawan in Clarin and Ubujan in Inabanga.
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