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Eastern Visayas is not yet affected by El Nino, DA-8 stresses

Tacloban City (February 26) -- Regional Executive Director Leo Caneda of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 8 said that El Nino has not yet affected the Eastern Visayas Region.

"As we talk now, no effect of El Nino phenomenon is being felt in the Region," RED Caneda said in a phone patch with the Philippine Information Agency.

RED Caneda disclosed that the Department of Agriculture in Region 8 has intensified field monitoring and evaluation all over the Region. In fact, reports from the various local government units are received twice a week by his office.

The local government units are vital partners of the DA in the vigilant monitoring of any effects of El Nino in the Region and in the implementation of various El Nino mitigation measures, the good director added.

Water stress has affected about 11 hectares of rice fields in the 3rd District of Leyte, particularly in the municipalities of Tabango, San Isidro, Calubian and Leyte. These areas are considered as the driest part of Region 8 at this time of the year, RED Caneda informed.

There is no reason for the Region 8 farmers to panic as the DA and the LGUs are in control of the situation in the region.

Meanwhile, El Nino mitigation measures are already in place, RED Caneda added, in the event that a severe dry spell will occur in the Region. Among these measures is the setting up of shallow tube wells.

Dryland farming is also being pushed to mitigate effects of El Niņo in the agriculture sector. (PIA 8) [top]

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