A total of 33 participants of second batch of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund – Rice Extension Service Program (RCEF-RESP) Training of Trainers (TOT) on the Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds and Farm Mechanization completed the 2-week training course with the RCEF Seed Component under Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and RCEF Mechanization Component under Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech).

The training aims to heighten the sense of mission to help the farmers become competitive through RCEF-RESP, explain the concepts and principles of the PalayCheck System specifically on the production of high quality inbred rice seeds and to improve training management skills and knowledge on basic financial management.

The graduates also expressed their gratitude to RCEF-RESP for the knowledge and skills they have acquired during their training. They also believed that the training will help in providing training and capacity-building assistance for the rice farmers. (DA-PhilRice Batac, FB)