A food secure & resilient Philippines with empowered & prosperous farmers & fisherfolk

To empower farmers and fisherfolk through collective action and attract private sector investments with inclusive agribusiness towards agricultural efficiencies, productivity, sustainability and resilience

Twin Goals:
Masaganang ANI at Mataas na KITA

Anchored on the Philippine Rice Industry Roadmap (PRIR), Rice Program upholds to the achievement of the goal of “a globally-competitive local rice industry as foundation for food security and farmer’s prosperity”

The NRP contributes mainly to the following objectives:

  1. Improve competitiveness and farmer’s income;
  2. Improve resilience to disasters and climate risks; and
  3. Ensure access to safe and nutritious rice.

Interventions for Fiscal Year 2021

Production Support Services

  • Yield Enhancing and Cost-Reducing Interventions
    • Commercial Hybrid Rice Seed
    • Certified Seeds
    • Inorganic Fertilizers
  • Disaster Response: Buffer Stocking (Registered and Certified Seeds)
    • Hybrid Rice Seed
    • Certified Seeds

Extension Support, Education and Training Services

  • Information Dissemination
    • Radio Program
    • Radio Plugs
    • TV Plugs
    • Advertisement Placement
  • Generation of RCM Recommendations
  • Incentive Allowance for LGU-AEWs, AFCs and LFTs

Research and Development

  • DA-IRRI Collaboration
    • Pest Risk Identification and Management (PRIME)
    • Next Gen
    • RCM Transition Plan
  • Strategic RDE Support
    • Mushroom on Station Modules
    • Rice Productivity and Cost Reduction Studies for Rainfed and Irrigated Lowland Ecosystems
    • Mechanization Assessment and Database Establishment
  • Regional Rice R4D Projects
  • Collaborative R4D with Other Institutions

Irrigation Network Services

  • Solar-Powered Fertigation System (SPFS). A modern technology that will redefine irrigation application as production efficiency by reducing production cost and to have an accurate   irrigation and fertilizer application

Agricultural and Fishery Machinery, Equipment, and Facilities Support Services

  • Four-Wheel Drive Tractors. More efficient because it can deliver 10% more power to the ground for the same fuel consumption, and have much better traction and flotation capabilities, thus, improving the quality of land preparation. In addition, this machinery lessen the time devoted for land preparation in areas affected by typhoons and floods. This machinery can perform well for both dry and wet conditions ensuring that weeds and stubbles will be incorporated thoroughly into the soil for proper decomposition that could minimize weed growth and facilitate distribution of irrigation water.
  • Hand Tractors. A multi-purpose equipment since the engine can be utilized for irrigation purposes as well as in transportation of farm inputs and produce.
  • Combine Harvesters. In using this machinery, threshed grains are directly placed in the sack and is ready to be sold at reasonable farm gate price reducing the stress and health risk of farmers from sun-drying. This machinery is proven to minimize production losses and fast-track harvesting operation as well as minimizing the cost of harvesting and threshing expenses.