#RiceHybridizationProgram | The Department of Agriculture (DA) 12 intensifies the promotion of hybrid rice technology among the farmers in Region 12 to further increase their yield and the region's rice production.
In partnership with the Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU)-Lutayan Campus and seven private seed companies, the DA 12 spearheaded the Regional Technology Forum cum Hybrid Rice Technology Demo Farm Harvest Festival in Lutayan, Sultan Kudarat this morning.
Various hybrid rice varieties from PhilRice, Seed Works, Corteva, Bayer, SL Agritech, Ramgo and Longping were showcased to the farmer-attendees during the field tour in a techno-demo area inside the SKSU-Lutayan Campus.
DA 12 Field Operations Division Chief Zaldy Boloron encouraged the participants to adopt hybridization to attain food security in the country.
“Nagsama-sama po ang national agency, academe at private companies upang masiguro nating magiging sapat ang pagkain natin sa bansa… Paiigtingin pa natin ang pag-eestablish ng mga techno demo farm sa rehiyon upang ipakita ang magandang teknolohiya natin sa pagsasaka,” Boloron said.