7 months El Niño to have minimal impact on total 2019 farm output – Piñol MB
By Madelaine Miraflor The performance of the agriculture sector for this year will not be dictated by the weak El Niño the Philippines is currently experiencing, while the country’s rice output is still seen growing at a record level. Farmer Raul Garnatis shows damaged corn cub due severe heat brought El Niño phenomenon affecting several hectares of farmland in Alamada, Cotabato Province. (KEITH BACONGCO / MANILA BULLETIN) Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol is not convinced that El Niño’s damage to agriculture sector has already reached P3 billion as reported by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Speaking to ... more