Over the course of the BRIA implementation in the Philippines through FARMERS (Fostering agriculture and rice marketing by improved education and rural advisory services) from inception to date, several collaborative efforts of public and private sectors.
Fostering agriculture and rice marketing by improved education and rural advisory services (FARMERS)
The Philippines are one of the big rice consuming countries worldwide. Despite having a long tradition in rice cultivation, the Philippines are dependent on rice imports, being one of the biggest rice importers in the world.
In the Philippines, 200 communal agricultural extensionists and lead farmers in the provinces of Iloilo, Aurora and Southern Leyte will be trained as multipliers to improve farmers´ knowledge on rice farming and marketing of their produce. Furthermore, innovative marketing channels for rice farming will be established. BRIA supports government policies on Food Self Sufficiency, in order to decrease dependency on rice imports. The project aims to increase the yields of 8,000 rice farmers by 20 percent and their incomes by 15 percent.
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AUGUST 2017Country: Philippines
The Philippines has joined the pilot testing of the Sustainable Rice Platform, the world’s first sustainability standard for rice. Initiated by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH (GIZ) under the Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA) project,.Country: Philippines
The BRIA PH conducted a series of BRIA School Day (BSD) in the region to reach out to a greater number of farmers. The graduates of the Training of Trainers (ToT), the agricultural extension workers (AEWs) .Country: Philippines
Covering 57 hectares across three regional sites in Iloilo, Aurora and Southern Leyte, the demo plots were established as a core component of BRIA PH’s training.Country: Philippines
BRIA conducted four batches of FARMERS School Training of Trainers in the three provinces of Southern Leyte, Iloilo and Aurora.Country: Philippines
In the Philippines, rice is one of the main crops or agricultural commodities. Apart from supporting rural livelihoods, accounting for around 45% of farm households.Country: Philippines
BRIA entered into an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) on “Joint Cooperation in Outreach Initiatives to.Country: Philippines
BRIA plans to implement an economical ly sustainable pilot model that promotes marketoriented rice production and efficient market linkages..Country: Philippines
In close cooperation with the Department of Agriculture (DA), its Regional Field Offices (RFOs), the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRICE) along with private sector partners Bayer CropScience and Yara, BRIA is implementing Component 2 on “Bet continue reading....Country: Philippines
BRIA in the Philippines aims to improve incomes of smallholder farmers, rice yields and the competitiveness of the rice production by ‘Fostering Agriculture and Rice Marketing.Country: Philippines
It may sound like a cliché but this short yet very striking statement depicts the indispensable role of local extension providers as a catalyst of change towards uplifting the well-being of the Filipino smallholder farmers in the country.....Country: Philippines
BRIA Focal Persons from public and private sectors in the Philippines convened a two-day planning workshop on 16-17 February, 2016 in Los Banos, Laguna to discuss viable options towards strengthening farmers’ linkages....Country: Philippines