Agriculture's water problems can become too big.
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It may even boil down to the following: store rainwater, by increasing the absorptive capacity of watersheds through reforestation and building more small water storage (impounding) and catchment systems; expand both the small and national irrigation systems, and repair existing ones; utilize water; and develop and plant other crops that promise more incomes for farmers but need less water to cultivate. More importantly, taking the cue from IDIAT and the successful partnership ICRISAT formed, it is completely impossible for one agency to address the country's water security. There needs to be cooperation and collaboration!
Dar, W.(2017, June 16). Agriculture's water problems can become too big. Manila Times, p. B5.
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Agriculture; Water; Rain; Irrigation water; Irrigation; Water supply; Tourism; Water resources; Watersheds; Silting; Ground water; El Nino phenomena; Surface water; Management; Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM); International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); National Convergence Initiative for Sustainable Rural Development; Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); University of the Philippines at Los Baños (UPLB); Savellano, Deogracias Victor; Ordoñez, Ernie; Elepaño, Arnold R.; Luyun, Roger A. Jr.; Villancio, Virgilio T.
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