Prototype for the Department of Agriculture’s solar powered irrigation system prototype was inaugurated at Barangay New Janiuay in M’lang, Cotabato Friday, February 3. This is in line with Duterte administration’s promise of providing free irrigation for Filipino farmers.
It also highlights the effort of the government and brings with it the possibilities of a cost-efficient yet high production rate of crops all year round.
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his keynote during the inauguration event, expressed the relevance of innovations in the country by saying, “you must come up with something other than the irrigation provided here, to, for, by the government, kailangan ninyo nang maghanap ng ibang technology. The technology is advancing every day before it, not invention, innovation, and it’s done everywhere.”
“Today, I’m happy to announce to the Filipino people that we have perfected the system. We can throw water at a rate of 600 to 1000 gallons per minute depending on the intensity of the sunlight, and we can irrigate as much as 150 hectares with only spending less than 8 million pesos,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said.
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