In its effort to mitigate the impact of global warming in agriculture in Region 1, NIA under the leadership of RIM John N. Celeste forged a tripartite agreement with the municipal government of San Fabian and the San Fabian-Manaoag-San Jacinto Federation of irrigators Association (SMS FIA), Inc. during the NIA-IA 3rd Quarter Conference on September 30, 2016 at the Regional Training Center, Bayaoas, Urdaneta City.
The main objective of the Alternate Wetting and Drying (AWD) project is to institutionalize theadoption of the AWD technology throughout San Fabian, Pangasinan under the auspices of five (5) Irrigators Associations.
The AWD which was earlier demostrated by PhilRice in Brgy. Palapad, San Fabian from 2013-2015 will be replicated in the farmlands in Brgy. Angio under the Makabagong Magsasaka IA, Inc. beginning October 2016 which marks the coming in of next year's dry crop season.