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DA, Corteva EduFarm MOU Signing

Author: DA Communications Group | 11 October 2019

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Corteva Agriscience signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the establishment of farming academies in identified low-yielding rice and corn municipalities on October 11, 2019.

The collaborative project will focus on three areas: Rice EduFarm, Corn EduFarm, and Fall Armyworm Management.

Under the agreement, Corteva targets to establish 50 EduFarms in 25 key municipalities covering a total of 50,000 hectare (ha) with yield improvement target of 1 metric tons (mt) per hectare in 4 planting seasons and 500 Techno Farms within two years.

The project will train 25,000 farmers which will generate to additional food supply for 400,000 Filipino, achieved additional production of 50,000 mt of rice, and additional P750,000 to agricultural gross domestic.

Each Edufarm will conduct season-long training focused on land and seed preparation, seed applied technology, farm mechanization, proper planting density weed control and nutrient management, and insect and disease control, harvesting, processing, marketing and financial management. (Photo by Alan Jacalan, DA-AFID)