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Preparation and farm management techniques before and after a typhoon or monsoon rains

Source(s):  Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation

By Vina Medenilla


Every year, the Philippines is hit by an average of 20 typhoons, five of which are destructive, according to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center (ADRC). Given this situation, it is always prudent to have careful preparation on the farm before a strong typhoon falls.


Danny Hizon, 69, proprietor of Danizon Farms in Occidental Mindoro, says that one thing he learned from the recent typhoons that struck his farm is the importance of crop insurance.


To further secure his farm, Hizon thought of a long-term solution, that is to plant bamboo around the area to weaken the impact of strong winds during a storm. He also plans to dig deeper holes for shallow-rooted trees like jackfruits and mangoes to strengthen root anchorage.


After a storm, Taal Maranan’s Farmville inspects the surroundings and cleans the area by sweeping the grounds and cutting toppled trees for firewood. Being a tourism site also involves an immediate response to keep the area clean and safe so they can readily accommodate guests that are booked on the upcoming days.

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  • Publication date 01 Dec 2020

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