Almost 2,000 farmers from to municipalities covering 29 barangays of Palawan recently gathered in Brgy. Inagawan, Puerto Princesa for the first Palawan-wide farmers’ field day and forum.
Inagawan is one of the sites of the Location-Specific Technology Development (LSTD) program in Palawan. The program, which aims for farmers to develop farming technologies that are best suited to their specific farming conditions, is PhilRice’s support to the national Rice Self-Sufficiency Plan.
The field day included a field tour, viewing of exhibits, ceremonial turnover of rice hull carbonizer and drumseeder, and farmers’ forum. Moreover, it featured farm demonstrations showing the modified dapog technology, use of drumseeder, biomass recycling, Palayamanan® system, nutrient management through the leaf color chart and minus-one element technique, rice seed production technique, carbonized rice hull, and the flatbed dryer.