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Bacolod council wants action plan for El Niño

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An action plan is being sought to help local farmers prepare and reduce the impact of a persistent dry spell in Bacolod City, the Visayan Daily Star reported.

The Council has filed a resolution requesting the the City Agriculture Office, City Mayor’s Office-Sectoral Concerns Office, City Cooperative and Livelihood Development Office, and the Public Employment and Services Office to come up with a local action plan to address the issue.

“The alleviation of poverty of our marginalized sectors is among the primary advocacy of our city administration, thus it is imperative for us to find ways of ameliorating the situation of our marginal sectors,” Councilor Bartolome Orola said.

In his resolution, Orola cited a Department of Agriculture report that the province of Negros Occidental and other areas could experience dry conditions until November this year.

It also undescored the crucial role agriculture plays in everyday life, especially among local farmers.