The Department of Agriculture (DA)-CAR in coordination with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist conducts the Training Seminar on Operation and Maintenance of Solar Powered Irrigation System for Bangon Nagbalitangan Farmers’ Association at Bangbangcag, Bucay on May 9-10, 2019.

This association is one of the recipients of DA’s Rice Banner Program.

The seminar provided the farmers with the knowledge and skills in operating and managing the facility to ensure its sustainability. The farmers are expected to increase their rice production through the expansion of irrigated areas.

There were 54 participants from the local government, Municipal Agriculturist, and Agriculturist Technologist of Bucay who attended the seminar.

Solar powered irrigation systems were constructed in Bucay, Tayum, Danglas, and La Paz to help the farmers increase their rice production under the Rice Banner Program of the Department of Agriculture.

DA-CAR also conducted training seminars for the other recipients of solar powered irrigation systems.