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Philippines keen to promote precision farming

Manila, Philippines: President Benigno Aquino III said that a census for farmers and fisherfolks will be conducted using geospatial technology. Aquino added GIS-based National Farmers’ Registry System will be launched first in three provinces – Quezon, Leyte and Bukidnon.

The system will be used for “precision agriculture,” wherein the government will collect information regarding farmers, including the crops that they plant so that the government could come up with a comprehensive program for them, according to Aquino.

After the pilot-testing in the three provinces, the government will implement the programme nationwide, he added.

Source: www.philstar.com