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Samar tagged as priority for climate resilient farming

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THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will introduce climate resilient technologies in three Samar provinces as part of an initiative to help alleviate farmers from poverty.

THE Department of Agriculture (DA) will introduce climate resilient technologies in three Samar provinces as part of an initiative to help alleviate farmers from poverty.

This is the first time that adaptation and mitigation initiative in agriculture (Amia) will be implemented in Eastern Visayas targeting beneficiaries of Special Area for Agricultural Development (Saad), a project that provides intervention to poor farmers not covered by regular programs.

“Through Amia, we want farmers to mainstream climate resilient measures meant to reduce losses arising from natural calamities. This is very helpful because our region is very vulnerable to weather disturbances,” said DA Eastern Visayas Assistant Director for operations Andrew Orais in an interview on May 24.

See full article at Sunstar

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