ILOILO CITY – Farmers in Western Visayas are set to receive certified inbred rice seeds for wet season planting.
FARMERS in Western Visayas are set to receive in-bred rice seeds for wet season planting. (DA-6)
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) has allocated 430,196 bags of seeds under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) program for them.
Engr. Rojen Austria, Panay and Negros coordinator of RCEF, said these will benefit a total of 223,156 farmers across the region.
Austria announced in a recent meeting here that these will be delivered to 133 local government units (LGUs) starting March.
Iloilo will get 166,351 bags, followed by Negros Occidental with 101,216, Capiz, 63,391; Antique, 55,735; Aklan, 31,975; and Guimaras, 11,528.
(TARA YAP, MANILA BULLETIN)