CITY OF MALOLOS – The Provincial Government of Bulacan through its Provincial Agriculture Office has come up with programs aimed to boost the needs of the agricultural-sector by providing them with farm equipments not only to address the effects of the dry spell but also to further increase the production yields in the province.
Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado together with Provincial Agriculture Officer Gloria Carillo distributed irrigation pumps to farmers association in the towns of Paombong, Hagonoy, Plaridel, Angat, Dona Remedios Trinidad, San Ildefonso and San Miguel, last April 27, 2015.
The governor said that the irrigation pumps will help farmers produce more high value crops particularly in the vegetable-producing towns of the province and for the farmers to increase their crop yields through irrigation and improved basic crop production methods with optimized water system.
Bulacan, being one of the hall famer awardees of the annual Agri-Pinoy Awards, supplies more than 60 percent of the vegetables—particularly the so called “Pinakbet Veggies” including eggplant, bitter gourd, okra, squash — in the local markets of Bulacan and Metro Manila.
Aside from vegetables, the province also supplies fresh meats to the markets in Bulacan and selected markets in Metro Manila.
“We must ensure that the vegetables and other high value crops being produce all year round in Bulacan will have sufficient supply of irrigation water. Our farm technicians are always coordinating with farmer groups to boost farm yields,” the governor said.
Alvarado said the pumps are part of the irrigation support facility to augment water irrigation for better crop production.