Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 17:50

Portion of the rice terraces which are now being cultivated for the first time after its abandonment.

About a year ago, portion of the rice farms in Kiangan and Asipulo, Ifugao were deserted, sprawled only with tall grasses and bushes, bearing no mark of the picturesque and productive terraces they once were when they were being cultivated for the traditional heirloom rice. According to Kagawad Norma Balawon of Brgy. Julongan, Kiangan, Ifugao, these patches of rice terraces were abandoned about ten years ago due to lack of irrigation water and the local migration of farming families to other areas in search of a different future.

Recently, these... read more

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 13:50

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Bangued, Abra—Governor Maria Jocelyn Bernos commits support to irrigation projects of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) in the Province of Abra during the NIA Stakeholders’ Forum held at the Divine Word College Gymnasium, Zone 6, Bangued, Abra on May 30, 2018.

“We are willing to share our resources but we ask that more benefits be given to the Abreños, not only to two or three towns, but all farmers of Abra,” Gov. Bernos said. She also said that it is high time politics is set side so that all Abreños will prosper especially our farmers.

“The Stakeholders’ Forum is being conducted by NIA nationwide to engage more... read more

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 08:57

NIA-CAR reschedules the irrigation cut-off of the Upper Chico River Irrigation System (UCRIS) from March 20, 2018 to April 15, 2018 to save 1500 hectares of standing rice crops.

Engr. Patrick Resurreccion, Kalinga-Irrigation Management Office (KIMO) Acting Division Manager, stated that the rearrangement was agreed upon during the two-day meeting and consultation with the Tabuk-Pinukpuk Federation of Irrigators’ Association and Quezon-Mallig Federation of Irrigators’ Association held on March 13 and March 14, 2018 respectively in Kalinga.... read more

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 17:18

Taloy Sur Irrigators’ Association President Brian Ducat inspires his fellow irrigators of the Montañosa Federation of Irrigators Association in Mountain Province during their general assembly on February 23, 2018.

Irrigators of Mountain Province (MP) gathered as co-irrigator, president, leader of awarded most outstanding Irrigators’ Association (IA) nationwide inspired them on his speech during their first general assembly held at Ridgebrooke Hotel and Restaurant, Bontoc, MP on February 23, 2018.

Themed “Viable Montañosa Federation of Irrigators Association through shared Vision, Values and Responsibilities”, 60 farmers from different... read more

Friday, March 9, 2018 - 15:05

Sablan, Benguet— Local officials urged the two irrigators’ associations of Brgy. Bayabas to take care and maintain the Bayabas Communal Irrigation System (CIS).

This developed during the inauguration and turn-over ceremony of the Bayabas CIS from the National Irrigation Administration-CAR (NIA-CAR) to the Bulala Irrigators’ Association (IA) and the Calamay IA at Bayabas, Sablan, Benguet on March 7, 2018.

Sablan Vice Mayor... read more