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DA brings solar-powered irrigation to rain-dependent Cagayan Valley farms

By: - Correspondent / @VillVisayaJrINQ
/ 06:43 PM June 03, 2020

CITY OF ILAGAN–The Department of Agriculture (DA) has distributed 15 solar-powered irrigation systems to rain-fed farms in Isabela, Cagayan and Nueva Vizcaya to increase rice and corn production in Cagayan Valley in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Roberto Busania, DA Cagayan Valley technical director for operations and extension services, said 11 more solar-powered irrigation systems will be given to beneficiaries in other parts of the region.

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The technology produces water that can irrigate 30 to 50 hectares of farms.

The systems will augment the irrigation requirement of 70,000-hectares of rain-fed areas that are not covered by irrigation supply from Magat Dam, Busania said.

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