RCEF Batac, Ilocos Training of AEW and Farmers

Thirty-four Agriculture Extension Workers, Local Farmer Technicians and Farm School Representatives from Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur recently completed the Training of Trainers (TOT) on Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds and Farm Mechanization under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program. The participants hurdled the 10-day intensive training facilitated by the PhilRice continue reading : RCEF Batac, Ilocos Training of AEW and Farmers

RCEF convergence needed for RTL’s success

Agriculture Secretary William Dar underscored that the convergence of the four components of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will be a key to the successful implementation of the Rice Tariffication Law (RTL). During the RCEF Program Steering Committee (PSC) Meeting on April 1, 2022, Secretary Dar asked the rice mechanization, seed distribution, skills development, continue reading : RCEF convergence needed for RTL’s success

DA’s RCEF to boost agri productivity with more aid to farmers

As the country expands its measures to ensure food security for all Filipinos, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has introduced the Rice Tarification Law or Republic Act No. 11203 which gave way for the creation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). “[Ito ay] naglalayong palakasin ang industriya ng pagpapalay sa pamamagitan ng pagtanggal ng continue reading : DA’s RCEF to boost agri productivity with more aid to farmers

RCEF propels modernization in rice farming

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic hitting the country from early 2020, the Philippines logged record palay (unmilled rice) harvests in 2020 and 2021, or 19.29 MMT or 19.96 MMT, respectively. This enabled the country to maintain adequate rice stocks during the two most trying years of the pandemic, and ensure the country’s food security. The absence of rice nationwide from continue reading : RCEF propels modernization in rice farming

Rice farmers laud digital seed distribution system

ROSARIO, LA UNION – Farmer-beneficiaries of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program are happy with the Binhi e-Padala system, a digitally-aided seed distribution mechanism established for faster and easier seed distribution. In this system, select farmers are informed through a text message about their schedule for receiving seeds, their claim codes, and details about continue reading : Rice farmers laud digital seed distribution system