The government on Tuesday launched the National Color-Coded Agriculture Guide Map that will teach farmers what to plant in their farms.
Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol said the NACCAG was completed in the past seven months by the Department of Agriculture under its Adaptation and Mitigation Initiative in Agriculture Program, as part of the President’s commitment to modernize and improve Philippine agriculture. President Rodrigo Duterte vowed to produce sufficient food for all Filipinos by the end of his term in 2022.
Piñol said the NACCAG incorporated and digitalized all the latest scientific data on soil analysis, climate impact, geographical hazards and weather prediction from PAG-ASA under the website www.farmersguidemap.gov.ph.
Data from the web site will need to be downloaded in each community so that the farmers could access them.
“The DA plans to put up information centers in the busiest agricultural areas and communities in the country so that farmers could easily access the data from the website,” Piñol said.
He said the NACCAG or Color-Coded Agriculture Guide Map was a campaign commitment of President Duterte to enable farmers and fishermen to obtain interactive data on things related to farming and fishing.
“For example, by typing the name of his region, province and town, a farmer will be able to determine what crops could be grown ideally in his area, down to the barangay level,” Piñol said.
“By accessing the website www.farmersguidemap.gov.ph, a fishermen would also know when a storm or dangerous climatic conditions would occur because it will have a link to the PAG-ASA website,” added Pinol.