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Culmination of National Rice Awareness Month (Dec. 3, 2020)

Author: DA Communications Group | 3 December 2020

Highlighting the culmination of the National Rice Awareness Month celebration of the Department of Agriculture in Region 2, Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the launching of the PandeRice and other rice-based-based products in Tuguegarao City on December 2.

PandeRise, which was developed by the DA Regional Field Office 2 through its research centers and experiment stations, uses “Calatrava” rice variety as a substitute for wheat flour.

During the same event, Secretary Dar awarded the top performers of the rice derby participated by hybrid seed companies and state colleges and universities regionwide. Farmer-cooperatives and associations and other stakeholders who support organic agriculture, particularly those who practice and adapt to the good agricultural practices were also awarded, as part of the culminating activity for the Organic Agriculture Month. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)