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PIA Press Release
2010/02/12

Pangasinan gov urges irrigators to close ranks

Lingayen, Pangasinan (12 February) -- Gov. Amado T. Espino, Jr. called on the leaders of the various irrigators' associations in the province to close ranks and be more judicious in harnessing all available local water reservoirs to improve agricultural production and make Pangasinan the top crop producer in the country.

In a consultation meeting held at the Agricultural Training Institute in Sta. Barbara town, the governor urged the farmer-leaders to adopt new and tested farming methods and be selective as well in the choice of crop varieties to ensure quality harvests.

Noting that some farmer beneficiaries of the government's comprehensive agrarian program have not been making headway in improving their lot owing to lack of capital, Espino recommended that the farming community go into planning sessions to thresh out recurring problems in production.

He also encouraged them to follow the cropping calendar to avoid problems like lack of irrigation.

The farmers reported to the governor that most of the irrigation facilities turned over to them four years ago have not been functioning well thus resulting in scarcity of water flowing into the farmlands.

He assured that the "provincial government will do everything it can to restore the facilities in A-1 condition during the summer months."

Anticipating the impact of the El Niņo (long dry spell) phenomenon, he said a task force will be mobilized shortly to look into the possibility of tapping irrigation water from the various river systems in the province.

Shallow wells like those installed during the past administration are not reliable tools during a long dry spell, he noted.

He said the province will institute a'pragmatic approach' to improve further agricultural development in Pangasinan. (PIO/PIA Pangasinan) [top]

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