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DA to tap Samar youth in farm modernization

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TACLOBAN CITY — The Department of Agriculture (DA) will tap young people in Samar Island, especially agriculture graduates, to operate and manage fleets of machinery and equipment to modernize its agriculture practices.

The involvement of young Samareos, particularly agriculture graduates, appears to be the only hope for this island to develop its agriculture as older farmers here seem to resist innovations in agriculture, DA Secretary Emmanuel Piol said in a statement posted on his social media account Tuesday.

The official, who visited the flood-hit town of Jipapad, Eastern Samar Monday afternoon, noted that farmers prefer to use Kuliglig (hand tractor) over a modern tractor with plow and rotavator.

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