• Iloilo is project area in rice productivity


    ILOILO CITY: The province of Iloilo is among the three chosen as project area for the implementation of Better Rice Initiatives Asia-Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing by Improved Education and Rural Advisory Services (BRIA-FARMERS) in the Philippines. The other provinces are in Aurora and Southern Leyte. In a press release by the Department of Agriculture-Region 6, Chief Advisor Mathias Radek of Germany-based GIZ, said the project aims to support small holder rice farmers in increasing their income by optimizing their production techniques, marketing access and the strengthening of the whole rice value chain. In Iloilo, six municipalities will be involved in the project, namely: Leganes, Mina, Oton, Pototan, Santa Barbara and Zarraga.



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