The Palawan Provincial government is set to conduct a National Rice Summit to be held on October 11-12, 2017 at Aziza Paradise Hotel, Puerto Princesa City.
The summit, which will be co-organized by the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office MIMAROPA, aims to address issues and concerns raised by the province’s rice farmers.
The conference is expected to formulate a “5-Year Comprehensive Rice Production and Development Plan” which will help local farmers to increase Palawan’s rice production.
According to the Provincial Agriculture Office, issues such as production, farming technology, credit and finance, irrigation and postharvest management are some of the topics that will be discussed during the summit.
Speakers coming from National Irrigation Authority (NIA), Agricultural Credit Policy Council (ACPC), National Food Authority (NFA), Bureau of Plant and Industry – National Seed Quality Control Services Division, Philippine Crop Insurance Corporation (PCIC), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) at Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) will facilitate the event.