top of page



  • Writer's pictureTanudan LGU

Tanudan corn farmers granted water pump sets allowing them to plant during dry season

Tanudan, Kalinga — To help corn farmers in times of drought, especially during the dry season, open-source pump sets from the Department of Agriculture were recently turned over to three corn farmer organizations in Tanudan.

The pump sets can provide enough irrigation to plantations with an inadequate supply of flowing water, particularly in areas where creeks get dried up easily.

Tanudan Agriculturist II Salvador Balicao explained that there are water sources in the areas of the recipients, but they could not sufficiently supply farm needs when drought occurs, given that there are many other farmers who also share the source.

“Maysa a problema tayo ngay nu panagtitikag, iti corn ket adu iti bumagsak karu nu awan iti tudo, isu a masuportaran diay corn production da babaen ditoy open-source pump set,” he said.

“Nu drought period ket madistorbo piman ti growth ti mula wennu panagbunga da. Haan a ma-attain diay target production yield da,” Balicao conveyed.

These pieces of equipment were given to the Gumbowoy Rural Improvement Club(RIC), Lay-asan RIC, and Layawan-Dappo Farmers Association in Taloctoc last December 29, 2021.

that the pump sets were given to the groups that are accredited by the Department of Agriculture in order to help them attain their target production yield even in times of drought.

Signing of Memorandum of Agreement

During the turnover ceremony, the beneficiaries also signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Agriculture and the Tanudan local government unit to ensure that they are going to utilize well and to sustain what’s given to them.

“Iti purpose na met tapnu ma-sustain[diay facility], haan a bareng bareng a maiyawat ket bay-bay an da gapu ta libre ket baybay-an dan,” Balicao explained.


Follow Guru Press Cordillera on Facebook for more News and Information