As part of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice’s) commitment to serving the rice farmers, knowledge products (KPs) under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Component and the Rice Extension Service Program (RESP) are continuously produced to support farmers’ rice planting endeavors.

For this year, a new brochure titled “PESTE AT SAKIT, LABANAN!” was produced and is now being distributed to the rice farmers during the RCEF Seed Distribution with the RESP. The KPs are being distributed by our partners in the local agriculture offices.

KPs are one way of improving the production of farmers with their research-based information and recommendation. RCEF-RESP and PhilRice also distribute calendars containing rice-related information that would aid farmers to achieve lesser cost and higher yield.

Almost 100% of the LGUs in region 6 and 7 has received the knowledge products.

For more information about the reading/learning materials call or text PhilRice Text Center 0920-111-7423.

The RCEF-RESP is a component of Republic Act 11203 or Rice Tariffication Law authored by Sen Cynthia A. Villar. The RTL allocates P10 billion every year to enhance the capacities of rice farmers to become competitive in rice production. For more information about the program, queries can be sent thru DA-ATI (0920 946 2474). (DA-PhilRice Negros, FB)