To help increase the youth’s interest in rice science and sustain farmers’ awareness on technological breakthroughs, PhilRice Los Baños develops the Scientists’ and Farmers’ Corners, which will be launched next year as part of its One-Stop Information System (OSIStem).
According to Jacqueline Lee O. Canilao of PhilRice Los Baños, the Scientists’ Corner aims to put up displays that will stir interest among young students to take a career path in agriculture.
The Farmers’ Corner, on the other hand, aims to inspire farmers by featuring success stories of their fellow farmers to still keep their passion alive, Canilao added.
Currently, OSIStem has Palay-aklatan or a mini library. The Palay-aklatan houses the various knowledge products or information, communication, and education materials that PhilRice produced.This component is complemented by the database of OSIStem, which visitors can use in locating the knowledge products they need. Canilao shared that their visitors found their Palay-aklatan very helpful.
Exhibit area is also part of the OSIStem. This area is being redesigned from time to time based on a theme. The station partners with different institutions in deciding on the exhibit’s theme.
Canilao hopes that their visitors will also find the Scientists’ and Farmers’ Corners very useful.