sunstar.com.ph 31 Dec, 2016
The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Davao region proposed a project for an Open Surface Pump, a small-scale irrigation project to aid farm irrigation especially in times of drought, which costs P1 million. Some of these irrigation alternatives, which are already used by some farmers in the region, are the Small Water-Impounding Project (Swip), Small Farm Reservoir (SFR), and the Spring Development. This proposal, if approved, will be included in the 2018 budget of the department. The objective of the project is to provide mobile open source pump that will be driven by huge trucks per province.