PhilRice in the Central Experiment Station receives 95% satisfaction rate from its learners during the first quarter indicating that the Institute has met their educational goals in their visit.
To sustain learner satisfaction, branch stations will be oriented on the headquarter’s best practices for accommodating learners and designing their itineraries to fulfill their learning objectives. This knowledge and sharing activity already kicked off in the Negros station.
From Jan. to March this year, PhilRice has educated more than 4,000 individuals and 200 groups through informal settings such as tours and briefings.
Almost half of its learners are farmers and extensionists who have gained knowledge on new varieties, modern rice farming, and rice-based farming system.
PhilRice also hosted international partners including the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Korean International Cooperation Agency, and International Rice Research Institute.
The Central Experiment Station is also sought out as a benchmarking institution by various organizations including Central Mindanao University, Apayao State College, and agencies under the Department of Agriculture.
Meanwhile, the Rice Science Museum and PhilRice Hostel were accredited by the Department of Tourism as a tourist facility and as a Local Government Unit-licensed tourist establishment in 2015 and lodging facility under the Mabuhay Accommodation in 2022 respectively.