By PR | 09:47 PM November 16, 2022
Two units of solar powered irrigation system (SPIS) worth P 11.84 million, funded under the Rice Program of the Department of Agriculture-Central Visayas (DA7) were turned over to the Nueva Vida Sur Farmers Association in Carmen, Bohol.
DA7’s Regional Technical Director, Engr. Cirilo Namoc and Agricultural Program Coordinating Officer (APCO-Bohol) Roman Dabalos, together with Mayor Conchita Toribio-Delos Reyes led the turnover of the SPIS, benefiting some 85 farmers and can irrigate some 22 hectares rice area.
Engr. Namoc, in his messgae, shared that DA has many programs and projects for the farmers, to include the irrigation network system (INS). SPIS is one of the many irrigation projects for implementation, which is environment friendly as it uses solar energy to pump water to irrigate farmlands.
Mayor Delos Reyes, encouraged the farmer-recipients to help in maintaining and taking good care of the panels. This will benefit not only the rice farmers of Nueva Vida Sur but also neighboring farmers from other barangays.
Dabalos, on the other hand, shared that rice is one of the many agricultural crops that need more water. Providing irrigation water will help in the growth and yield performance of rice.
Ray Lagria Languito, president of the said association, expressed his gratitude for the SPIS as this will greatly improve their rice production.