Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Inauguration of Smart Greenhouses at DA WESVIARC (Mar 31, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 31 March 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Korea Agency of Education, Promotion and Information Service in Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (EPIS) President Jong Soon Lee led the inauguration of smart farm located at the Western Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (WESVIARC) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Jaro, Iloilo on March 31, 2022.

The farm, composed of smart greenhouses, was established through the partnership of the Philippines’ DA and EPIS under a grant from the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Korea.

The greenhouses provide innovative production systems aimed to address the effects of climate change following good agricultural practices (GAP) to ensure food safety.

The project aims to enhance competitiveness of small and mid-sized farmers, through the production of high-value products during off-season and even all year-round. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)