More resilient rice growers. PhilRice Bicol Branch Director Victoria C. Lapitan joined farmers from Ligao City and Polonagui, Albay who can now better manage their rice fields after graduating from a season-long course, Climate-smart Farm Business School, Oct. 5. In partnership with the Agricultural Training Institute Region 5, PhilRice Bicol trained farmers on climate-ready technologies and business farming. PalayCheck System, climate-resilient varieties, Minus-one Element Technique, leaf color chart, and controlled irrigation are among the technologies promoted. Production of mushroom, corn, and vegetable and farm business management were also included in the training.