This dry season, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPAg) headed by Dr. Expedito Villaruz assured technical assistance for farmers this dry season.
Villaruz said that the Provincial Government of Abra headed by Gov. Joy Bernos through the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist have already anticipated the dry season by distributing water pumps to farmers’ associations in the province. This is to support the farmers crops until harvest season due to the scarcity of water.
He also encouraged the farmers to have their crops and livestock insured through the Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC). Villaruz said that this dry season, farmers should prepare irrigation to avoid crop deterioration.
Provincial Seed Coordinator Luzbella Gandeza also advised the farmers to immediately report their damaged crops to their respective municipal agriculturists for assistance.
Gandeza also mentioned two drought resistant rice for farmers to consider: RC-14 and RC-192.