Kabacan, Cotabato – To improve farmers’ access to high-quality seeds in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a new buffer-stock seed warehouse was established in this town through the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) Midsayap.

The P10-M facility is located within the University of Southern Mindanao (USM) compound near the DA-PhilRice – USM seed farm.

Dr. Francisco Gil N. Garcia, USM President and DA-PhilRice Trustee, said that the facility would help ensure the production of high-quality seeds and also expand the station’s operations.

“This is the realization of DA-PhilRice’s vision for the people of Cotabato to have their storage facility,” he said during the recent groundbreaking ceremony.

With this additional source of high-quality seeds, DA-PhilRice Midsayap Director Sailila E. Abdula expects an improvement in the yield of the said rice-producing province.

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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