Empowering Rice Farmers: Graduates of Seed Quality Training Course Set to Transform Philippine Agriculture

Mon, 02/12/2024 - 17:32


In a significant stride towards sustainable agriculture, 33 dedicated seed growers from Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, and Isabela provinces recently completed a comprehensive training course from February 7-9, 2024. This initiative, organized by the Agricultural Training Institute Regional Training Center 02 (ATI-RTC 02), Bureau of Plant Industry-National Seed Quality Control Services (BPI-NSQCS), Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 02 (DA-RFO 02), and PhilRice Isabela, is poised to elevate the standards of rice farming in the Philippines through the production of high quality inbred rice seeds.

The training program focused on elevating seed quality standards and equipping seed growers with the necessary skills to overcome challenges in the industry. This collaborative effort aims to foster sustainable agricultural practices and make a positive impact on the future of Philippine rice farming.

Participants demonstrated their steadfast dedication to produce high-quality seeds during the intensive training, which is crucial for improving productivity and sustainability in the rice farming industry. These graduates will be crucial in changing the face of Philippine agriculture by resolving major problems in the industry.

This initiative's success serves as a reminder of how important cooperation and education are in bringing about positive change in the agriculture industry. The participation of PhilRice Isabela, DA-RFO 02, BPI-NSQCS, and ATI-RTC 02 is an example of the strength of teamwork in achieving a common objective.

As these graduates’ step into the future, armed with enhanced knowledge and skills, they are well-positioned to contribute significantly to the transformation of Philippine rice farming, fostering a more resilient and sustainable agricultural landscape for generations to come.