The Bureau of Soil and Water Management
(BSWM) started cloud seeding in some parts of Davao region and Soccsksargen area on April 9 this year even as more farmers in Davao del Sur are reeling from the effects of El Nino.
The meeting, hosted by the Department of Agriculture thru the Bureau of Soil and Water Management
(BSWM), was held on October 18, 2016 in Quezon City.
The chairwoman of the Senate finance committee cited a 2010 report of the Bureau of Soil and Water Management
(BSWM) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) which estimated that 13 million hectares of arable land in the Philippines are either moderately or severely eroded because of massive deforestation and adoption of unsustainable land management practices in the upland areas.