DA-10 through its AMIA conducts an Agro-Climatic Advisory Portal data gathering in Baungon, Bukidnon.


CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Department of Agriculture – Northern Mindanao through its Climate Change – Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture (CC-AMIA 10) conducts an Agro-Climatic Advisory Portal (ACAP) data gathering on Friday, March 22, in Baungon, Bukidnon.

Held during the annual general assembly of the Liburan Samahang Nayon Multipurpose Cooperative, the CC-AMIA 10 team headed by Carmelito R. Lapoot and Joel J. Gabo aimed to customize the ACAP, a digital platform for the generation and dissemination of climate-weather-based farming advisories.

Accordingly, the agri department conducted a Climate Information Services User Needs Assessment of said town, to establish farmers’ understanding and their level of awareness about agro-meteorological and climate-associated hazards.

DA-10 Regional Executive Director Carlene C. Collado emphasized that it also helps a community identify its existing farming practices and how these are influenced by climatic conditions; thereby, making the necessary adjustments to mitigate potential risks.

Overall, the results of said activity will aid the department through its CC-AMIA 10 in the development of services and interventions tailored fit to the community, whereby farmers are empowered to make informed decisions and adopt farming practices toward a more resilient agricultural future.

Also in attendance are Baungon Mayor Rogelio D. Jaraula, with its Municipal Agriculturist Janel C. Redondo and staff.# (AMIA)