To increase farmer's yield by 10 percent, 2,000 bags of certified inbred rice seeds, from the Department of Agriculture's Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program, were distributed to the rice farmers of the City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.

The activity was done earlier today in Brgy. San Jose, by the implementing agencies of RCEF including Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Agricultural Training Institute, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority, Land Bank and Development Bank of the Philippines and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization.

As of December 8, PhilRice has already distributed 18,085 bags to more than 7,000 rice farmers in Region XII.