PLANT, PLANT, PLANT.
The threat of the novel virus has not dampened the spirit of our farmers to tend to their crops and to provide the much needed food essentials to every Filipino household in Mindanao. NIA Region 10 is also resilient in our delivery of services with a total of 41,007 hectares of irrigated lands for this cropping season. This has benefitted 39,080 farmers and ensured continued agricultural productivity.
While lockdown measures are implemented in the provinces and community quarantine in Cagayan de Oro City, it is ‘all systems go’ for the agricultural sector. Despite the quarantine, NIA Region 10 implements a skeleton workforce that would supervise the delivery of irrigation services to the farms.
Together, NIA and the farmers in Region 10 are committed to guarantee food security in this time of national crisis. We may not be in the frontline in this battle, but we do our part so that every Filipino is nourished and strong to fight the coronavirus and, as a nation we are able to ‘Heal as One.’