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PIA Press Release
2010/02/20

Kiangan farmers sleepless over impact of dry spell

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Kiangan, Ifugao (20 February) -- As the dry spell continue to attack the country, farmers here have sleepless nights providing water for their ricefields.

Milit Allaga, a farmer of Barangay Ambabag here said that farmers spend sleepless nights trying to provide or source out water for their newly planted palay. We spend the night diverting the water from the irrigation so that our palay will have water, " she said.

According to Allaga, to provide equal opportunities among the farmers they follow a scheme. A farmer will divert the water to his ricefield for one hour and then other farmers will have their turn every hour.

"We just planted last month and our ricefields should have enough water for at least three months but with the present situation it looks like the water will last until the end of this month or probably first week of March," she said

Rice fields located at an elevated portion do not have water at all. Cracks can be seen on some ricefields planted with palay.

The local agriculture department said that they have programs and projects ready for the onslaught of the dry season which was forecasted to last until June this year. The Provincial Agriculture Office said that they have prepared projects such as small farm reservoir and started rehabilitating existing irrigation projects among others. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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