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DA-PhilRice free seeds program continues amid Covid-19

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THE threat of Covid-19 pandemic has not hampered the massive distribution of free, certified inbred rice seeds from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) Negros under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.

THE threat of Covid-19 pandemic has not hampered the massive distribution of free, certified inbred rice seeds from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) Negros under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.

RCEF Seed Program aims to help improve the productivity and competitiveness of the Filipino rice farmers through massive distribution of free inbred certified seeds, promotion of inbred rice seeds and its associate technologies through technology demonstration activities and communication advocacy and formation and strengthening of farmers organization to become seed grower associations.

According to RCEF Focal Person/Project Development Officer Jose Arnel Cordova, rice farmers listed in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and are members of farmers associations or cooperatives accredited by the Department of Agriculture or even individual farmers may avail of the free seeds.

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