“The National Irrigation Administration (NIA), under the Department of Agriculture (DA), will vigorously work to put our country’s irrigation systems to the next level,” Agriculture Secretary William D. Dar said as he welcomed the agency’s return to the OneDA Family.
During the agri chief’s meeting with the NIA management on May 13, 2022, he said that with the agency’s improved coordination with other DA units, there will be more accelerated development of various land and water facilities.
“From here on, our programs and strategies must be synchronized, and must address long-standing risks from natural calamities such as droughts and typhoons. All factors leading to better integration to optimize all available resources will be at play. We will do this to significantly improve production and service delivery especially to our farmers,” Secretary Dar stressed.