Farmers in Brgy. Darussalam, Languyan, Tawi-Tawi have prepared their planting materials after completing a week-course on the PalayCheck System facilitated by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Bual Norte, Midsayap.
The training equipped more than 30 farmer-members of the Siratang Food Basket Association.
Researcher Datu Ali Sumlay trained them on proper fertilizer management, agroecosystem analysis, pest damage assessment, among other rice production components.
A techno-demo farm was also established in the area to showcase the performance of high-yielding rice varieties.
The project involves the local government unit of Languyan headed by Mayor Abduhasan Ismail Sali and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) Tawi-Tawi.