PIAT, Cagayan. The last leg of the series of Information Campaign on Climate Resilient Agriculture was conducted in this municipality last May 18, 2018.
The series of the one-day information campaign was a success for it reached out more community members and created awareness and appreciation on climate change and weather information and forecast that they can use in their day to day activities.
Inputs became eye-opener to the participants for realizing that they have contributed in the emission of greenhouse gases. During the discussions of Ms. Claris Alaska and Ms. Arlene Ong of ATI-RTC 02, on the causes and impacts of climate change and its adaptation and mitigation strategies, participants acknowledged that they do not have the proper waste management at home and even on the farm. They further said that they do not have the basis in applying the right fertilizer for their farm which contributed to the emission of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. But they said, it is not yet late. They can still have their share in lessening greenhouse gas emission that caused global warming. They can also practice adaptation measures so that they can still sustain the productivity of their farm and themselves as individuals and as farmers.
The participants likewise appreciated the inputs of Mr. Ramil Tuppil of PAGASA Agrometeorological Station on weather information and forecast, which is very useful to the farmers. Mr. Tuppil said that PAGASA is providing a day-to-day weather forecast up to 6-month climate outlook. He likewise presented the forecasted number of tropical cyclone per month. He advised the farmers to always listen to the weather forecast as their basis in making decisions in their farming activities.
As an application of their learnings, participants prepared their action plan on their adaptation to climate change and what they can do to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
The five batches of the series of information campaign generated more than 350 participants.