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Pass laws to boost food prod’n, NegOr LGUs urged

The Department of Agriculture in Negros Oriental challenged the local government units to enact ordinances that will address food-related concerns in their localities.

This is to mitigate the effects of environmental conditions in food production, Sarah Perocho, agriculture program coordinating officer of DA, said in a government press release yesterday.

In a meeting with the mayors of Guihulngan City and Vallehermoso, Perocho shared the programs and projects of the agency and the climate-resilient technologies that will help solve environmental concerns affecting food production.

She urged the mayors to enact ordinances related to climate resilient technologies, such as the establishment of household rain water impounding system, solid waste management, and recycling of single-use plastic bottles.

“For the improvement and advancement of our agri-production and livelihood, we must adopt and embrace climate-resilient technologies,” Perocho said. Local chief executives of the two municipalities showed their support for the enactment of ordinances as these are seen to mitigate the impact of climate change in the local food production.*

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