March 11, 2022 - 8:31am

Large ranges of mountains that host grand forests. Sharp ridges on which heart-stopping highway systems were built. Mountain peaks on which picturesque seas of clouds amaze locals and tourists alike.

Such were the usual sights when passing through the challenging roads of the Cordillera, especially along the 150-kilometre stretch of the Halsema Highway, traversing twelve municipalities of Benguet and Mountain Province.

With this rolling and mountainous topography, just like the world-famous rice terraces, it is always a wonder for tourists and visitors who pass by Halsema Highway’s terraces of agricultural areas how these are cultivated and irrigated for crop production.

CAR’s irrigation systems

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February 2, 2022 - 8:51am

With Apayao River as water source, the Pudtol Solar Pump irrigation project irrigates —- hectares benefitting —- farmer-beneficiaries. The project will now be operated by the Irrigators’ Association after its turnover on January 14,2022.

Pudtol, Apayao—
The completed Pudtol Solar Irrigation Pump Project in Brgy. Swan will now be operated and maintained by the Samahang Nayon ng Apayao (SANA) Federation of Irrigators’ Association after a simple turned-over ceremony was conducted at the project site on January 14, 2022.

The Pudtol Solar Pump, funded under NIA’s Establishment of Groundwater Pump... read more

January 20, 2022 - 2:32pm

Engr. Benito T. Espique, Jr. hands over the turnover documents of the Kilong Doplahan Communal Irrigation System (CIS) to Mr. Miller Dulnuan, President of Magalo, Poblacion Farmers IA Inc. during the mass turnover of irrigation projects in Hungduan, Ifugao on December 20, 2021.
Fifty-five million worth of irrigation projects in Ifugao were turned over for operation and maintenance to the farmer-irrigators in the municipalities of Hungduan, Kiangan and Mayoyao in this province after a series of turnover ceremonies were conducted on December 20 and 21, 2021.

Engr. Benito Espique, Jr., NIA-CAR Regional Manager, in his message to the farmers in... read more

November 24, 2021 - 3:55pm

Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret), NIA Administrator, urges the various Irrigators’ Associations in Benguet to strengthen their leadership, cooperation, and to work together for the betterment of irrigation systems in the province during the Mass Turnover of Irrigation Projects in Benguet at NIA-CAR grounds in Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet on November 20.
LA TRINIDAD, BENGUET – National Irrigation Administration’s top official, Gen Ricardo R Visaya (Ret), led the agency’s turnover of 11 irrigation projects to various Irrigators’ Associations in the province at the NIA-CAR grounds in Brgy. Wangal on November 20, 2021.

These projects currently serve 264... read more

October 18, 2021 - 3:17pm

BONTOC, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE – NIA Mountain Province Satellite Office turned over 10 irrigation systems to Irrigators’ Associations in a simple turnover ceremony at the NIA Grounds, Caluttit, Mountain Province on October 1, 2021.

These irrigation systems are Gonogon Communal Irrigation System (CIS) in Brgy. Gonogon, Bontoc which was turned over to Agasil IA, Talaktak CIS in Brgy. Poblacion, Paracelis to Tapinit-Amolong Rice IA, Tudoy Tafangao Small Irrigation System (SIS) in... read more