Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here will introduce programs under the Rice Competitiveness  Enhancement Fund (RCEF) to more than a thousand farmers from across the country, Oct. 3-4.

With the theme, “Masaganang ani, mataas na kita,”  this season’s Lakbay Palay focuses on technologies that would increase rice yield while reducing  production cost, which would help farmers compete with their counterparts from neighboring countries.

Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey, PhilRice deputy executive director and RCEF program director  will discuss the seed component, which will work on the promotion, propagation, and development of certified inbred seeds.

Experts from Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization,  Landbank of the Philippines, Development Bank of the Philippines, and Agricultural Training Institute will discuss about free machines, loans, and trainings.

During the two-day event, experts will also teach farmers on vegetable, mushroom, and lotus production, sorjan system, crops and livestock integration, and buffalo raising. PhilRice technologies such as capillarigation and kwebo will also be showcased.

Lakbay Palay is a bi-annual event for farmers, extension workers, students, and other rice stakeholders.

For complete coverage, follow us on Facebook (rice.matters) with a hashtag #PhilRiceLakbayPalayWS2019.

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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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