Rice farmers in Libungan, Cotabato recently adopted the Binhi e-Padala System, a digital platform designed to enhance the distribution of certified seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program. 

The Binhi e-Padala System operates by sending eligible beneficiaries a unique claim code via text message or QR code. The farmers then present this code when collecting their seeds. This approach promises to streamline the seed distribution process, ensuring quicker and more efficient transactions when the Municipal Agriculture Office (MAO) schedules seed distribution.

Noel Noble, president of the Libungan Farmers Association, participated in the registration process and provided valuable assistance to his fellow farmers. 

“As a farmer, I found that this system significantly hastens the distribution of seeds to beneficiaries,” he said.

Norma P. Quirante, a resident of Barangay Sinawigan, shared her positive experience with the Binhi e-Padala System. 

“This system ensures that the quantity of seeds we receive aligns with the size of our land area. We will also be provided with fertilizer, a valuable resource that greatly contributes to reducing our farming expenses,” she said.

Recently, 88 rice farmers from the municipality registered on the Binhi e-Padala platform, marking a significant step towards modernizing and improving agricultural practices in the region.

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