Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

11th National Rice Technology Forum (Oct. 22, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 22 October 2020

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the harvesting for different varieties of hybrid rice planted on a 100-hectare demonstration farm at Barangay Lemon, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

The harvesting ceremony is the highlight of the 11th National Rice Technology Forum held in CARAGA on October 22, 2010. The activity aims to provide farmers recommendations for seed variety, farm technologies, and other production systems that are applicable in their land.

The agri chief stressed that the forum also seeks to lay out the different strategies of the government to enhance local rice production. He added that local farmers informed him that they expect to harvest up to eight metric tons per hectare using hybrid seeds. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)