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Philippines to set up GIS for farmers and fishermen

Manila, Philippines: Philippine Government has approved the implementation of the United and Enterprise Geospatial Information System (UEGIS) to improve the delivery of services to farmers and fishermen and enable them to mitigate the effects of climate change, Manila Bulletin reports.

UEGIS was formulated to enhance the planning and implementing capability of the Department of Agriculture in Strategic Agriculture and Fisheries Development Zones or SAFDZs.

The aim of the project is to help the Department of Agriculture (DA) respond to the challenges of climate change, ensure equitable and timely distribution of goods and services and improve response time and effectiveness of emergency assistance.

Moreover, UEGIS is being designed to improve the allocation, effectiveness and efficiency of the resources of DA and its partner institutions, provide more accurate agriculture and fisheries production forecasting and market information and improve governance.

Source: mb.com.ph