COLLABORATION FOR BETTER SERVICE. DA-PhilRice Batac will assist the local government units of Piddig, Ilocos Norte and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur in capacity enhancement and training farmers on rice production based on the PalayCheck system. The station will also introduce Palayamanan – a diversified and integrated rice-based farming system, and Rice Business Innovation Systems (RiceBis) as interventions to the programs of the LGUs. The branch station will also tap the help of other implementing agencies to help Piddig and Tagudin farmers in product marketing strategies.
During the station’s meeting with the mayors of the two LGUs, OIC Branch Director Hazel Jane M. Orge said that PhilRice-developed rice technologies will be scaled, new rice varieties will be introduced, and technical support will be provided to improve rice farming practices in the region.