CITY OF SAN FERNANDO— The Department of Agriculture (DA) regional office said Thursday that it has implemented mitigating measures against the “disastrous impact” of El Niño in Central Luzon.

   

The DA regional office said it has reactivated its municipal and provincial coordinating offices in an effort to heighten information and education campaigns.

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DA officials said the agency has advised farmers to plant early maturing and drought-resistant crop varieties and to refrain from burning rice straws but use them as composting materials to minimize moisture losses, instead.

They were also asked to make use of alternative crops that require minimal amount of water such as legumes, vegetables and root crops. (Ian Ocampo Flora)