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Turnover of Solar Panel Donation (June 29, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 29 June 2020

On Monday, June 29, Agriculture Secretary William Dar received from Weather Philippines Foundation Inc. President Maribeth Marasigan 19 units of 30-watt solar panels that will be used to power water systems for vegetable production.

According to Secretary Dar, the panels will be set-up at the DA-Bureau of Plant Industry urban gardens in Malate, Manila to generate electricity to sustain both aquaponics and hydroponics set-up. The initiative will likewise intensify the government’s move towards sustainable, strong, and climate-resilient food production.

The DA has been mainstreaming initiatives for urban agriculture as part of its Plant, Plant, Plant Program to address the food need of residents living in the metropolis and augment available food supply. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan of DA-AFID and Rita dela Cruz of DA StratComms)