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Department of Agriculture Enhances Irrigation System to Mitigate El Niño Impact

Department of Agriculture Enhances Irrigation System to Mitigate El Niño Impact

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MANILA - In response to the looming threat of El Niño and its potential impact on the agricultural sector, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has made significant strides in improving and constructing approximately 740 kilometers of irrigation system canals as of November this year. The initiative aims to ease the potential repercussions of El Niño on farmers across the Philippines. On Friday, Agriculture Secretary Francisco Tiu-Laurel Jr. disclosed that the DA has set a target to rehabilitate 843 kilometers of irrigation canals. The purpose is to ensure effective and efficient water distribution to farmlands, minimizing the adverse effects of the expected dry spell on the country's provinces and millions relying on agriculture and fisheries. El Niño, a challenge for PH irrigation syst...