The Los Baños-based SEARCA is piloting climate-smart agricultural technologies in six elementary schools in Laguna to inculcate early in the minds of the school kids the importance of improved agricultural technologies.
According to SEARCA Director Gil C. Saguiguit Jr., because of the adverse effects of climate change, training among potential agriculturists now not only has to be experiential but also climate smart.
The knowledge learned in the pilot project in school gardens, according to the SEARCA director, will become tools with which the citizenry can learn to protect the environment, provide for the food needs of the communities, and instill in the domestic work force needed skills for agriculture.
Read the details of the pilot project in the November issue of Agriculture Magazine which is now off the press. Agriculture Magazine is the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines edited by your blogger, Zac B. Sarian. It is published by the Manila Bulletin and is available in bookstores and Manila Bulletin outlets nationwide.