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National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) Kick-off Activity

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 November 2019

Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Philippine Rice Research Institute led the kick-off ceremony of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) on November 4, 2019 at the National Science Complex of the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

The activity is in support to the Filipino rice farmers and their efforts in producing the most important staple crop in the country.

Attending the event was was Secretary William Dar who urged the participants to support Filipino rice farmers and vowed to educate more consumers, stakeholders and policymakers to patronize and promote the consumption of locally grown rice.

Joining him was 2019 Riceponsible Ambassadress and 2013 Ms. Universe Third Runner Up Ariella Arida who expressed her support to the #BeRiceponsible campaign of the government. She encouraged private companies to support local farmers and urged the government to create policies that will provide incentives for rice farmers. (Photos by Alarico Nuestro, AFID)