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PhilRice offers ICT-based resources, tools for farmers

ISABELA, Philippines – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PHILRICE) based here urged farmers in Cagayan Valley region to visit their Information and Communications Technology (ICT)-based resources and tools to help improve their rice production. Andres Dela Cruz, PhilRice – Isabela Research and Development Coordinator, said farmers who failed to visit their demonstration farms in this province can still be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills on the latest developed rice technologies through their ICT platforms.
To avail of the online ICT-based resources in agriculture, she said farmers must visit the following websites:,,, http//, http// or they can text their queries to PhilRice at 09209111398.
“Farmers can also learn the latest rice technologies through our school-on-the-air radio programs over DWSI in Santiago City and DWDA in Tuguegaao City, both entitled “Madiskarteng Pagsasaka,” Dela Cruz said. Dela Cruz added that they also set to conduct series of community visits through their Rural Transformation Movement to bring their various services and rice technologies at the grassroots.

Criselda Cabangon David, a happy mother of two kids, is a full-time Sociologist at the City Government of Lucena, Quezon Province. She is currently the Managing Editor of Ang Diaryo Natin Sunday News, a weekly local community newspaper in the Philippines and an active member of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines.