DA braces for El NiñoIn an interview, Department of Agriculture (DA) Assistant Secretary and deputy spokesman Rex Estoperez said they have set guidelines to cushion the impact of an extremely dry weather condition on agriculture. “Whether it is La Niña or El Niño, it is always the agriculture sector which is affected. We have existing guidelines on how to prevent the huge impact of El Niño,” Estoperez said. PAGASA earlier announced that with the end of the La Niña that has brought heavy rains, El Niño is likely to follow. “Even before the announcement (of El Niño), the DA has programs available but we are waiting for the official advisory from PAGASA,” he said.
Source: Philippine Star March 19, 2023 09:28 UTC