Occidental Mindoro - With the steadfast support of National Irrigation Administration (NIA) - MIMAROPA Acting Regional Manager Ronilio M. Cervantes, the NIA – Occidental Mindoro Irrigation Management Office (OMIMO), led by Division Manager Raymundo L. Calusin, successfully carried out a Climate Change Awareness Seminar for various Irrigators’ Association (IAs) within the National Irrigation System (NIS) and Communal Irrigation System (CIS) in the province.
Organized by the Institutional Development Unit (IDU) headed by Senior Irrigators' Development Officer (IDO) Edwin V. Arevalo, the said seminar was conducted in two batches: 1st batch at Season’s Hotel, Brgy. Buenavista, Sablayan on September 28, 2023 for the IAs under Mamburao, Abra, Paluan, and Sablayan (MAPSA) Area, and 2nd batch on September 29, 2023 at Aroma Center, Brgy. San Roque II, San Jose for the IAs under San Jose, Magsaysay, Rizal, and Calintaan (SAMARICA) Area.
This comprehensive seminar intends to improve and empower farmers' knowledge by providing vital insights into climate change and its profound implications on the agricultural sector. This knowledge will equip farmers with the tools they need to effectively manage irrigation system operation and maintenance, all while ensuring the sustainability of agricultural production.
Engr. Gletser C. Malibiran, Science Research Specialist II at the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - MIMAROPA Provincial Science and Technology Office - Occidental Mindoro, served as a resource speaker during the said activity. The topics covered include a thorough understanding of climate change, navigating the impact of climate change in the agricultural sector, and unveiling the role of farming practices in contributing to climate change.
Supervising IDO Kristina B. Troncoso, IDOs Eugene M. Prado, Raffy M. Prado, and Vivian T. Dimzon, Senior Water Resource Facility Technician Roseche C. Casuncad, and Data Encoder Dexter T. Lasac were the facilitators during the event.