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.

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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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