To minimize health threats engendered by the pandemic, Lakbay Palay of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) was carried out online to continue promoting new rice and rice-based farming technologies, Oct. 14-16.

More than 20,000 rice stakeholders learned about new varieties, fertilizer management recommendations, farming apps, and farm machines through the social media.

“I learned that I can now use an app to guide me on nutrient management. I’m amazed of this app,” a participant commented.

“I’m new in farming. This activity provided me with learning that I can immediately apply on my farm,” another participant said.

With age ranging from 20 to 62 years old, online viewers were mostly from Nueva Ecija, Laguna, Camarines Sur, and Misamis Oriental.

Videos can be viewed on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/rice.matters, YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrQuUq42XOua96pvbUoC3vw, and PhilRice website https://www.philrice.gov.ph/lakbaypalay/.

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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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