“‘Yung mga natututunan natin, ‘yung baptism of fire’ na pinagdaanan natin dito sa Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) ay sana baunin natin palagi, lalung-lalo na kayong mga bata, because I see the potential in you.”
To provide better service to our Filipino farmers and refresh the staff and the seed growers of the program’s operations, processes, and goals, the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) Los Baños held the RCEF Staff Retooling and Consultation Meeting with Seed Grower Cooperative and Associations from June 14-17, 2022.
Dr. Flordelize H. Bordey, RCEF-PMO Deputy Executive Director, opened the event, commending the hard work given by the RCEF staff, especially those belonging to the “younger age group” (ages 20-30). She urged the staff to continue providing quality service to farmers and improve processes along the way as RCEF reaches its third year of implementation.
The four-day event tackled the delivery, distribution, inspection, and encoding concerns; discussed the RCEF Operations Manual and the RCEF Seed Monitoring System; and included a staff capacity enrichment activity. (DA-PhilRice Los Baños, FB)