ARMM introduces app to boost rice production

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COTABATO CITY, Maguindanao: The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DAF-ARMM) has introduced a new application (app) that will help increase the yield of rice farmers in the region.

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ARMM Agriculture Secretary Makmod Mending Jr. said the Rice Crop Manager (RCM) app provides information that helps farmers administer water management, nutrient, pest and weeds control depending on the seed variety and site specific conditions.

The app is accessible through the Internet using a smartphone, computer and other mobile devices, he said.

Earlier this week, the DAF-ARMM trained more than 200 local farm techni-cians, agri-technologists and extension officers on how to use the RCM app. They will be coaching rice farmers how to im-prove their yield with the help of the app.

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