The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL), in partnership with the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist-Nueva Ecija, conducted an information caravan on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), held at San Jose City, Nueva Ecija on February 14, 2020.
The briefing aimed to disseminate information and discuss the salient features of Rice Tariffication Law (RTL) and the four major components of RCEF that will help farmers to be more competitive in rice production.
“RCEF serves as support on our long-term goal, a rice-secured Philippines in which we want to make rice affordable, accessible, and nutritious," said Joan Parayno, technical staff of ATI-CL.
Over 200 farmers from San Jose City, Carranglan, Rizal and Llanera attended the event.
The said briefing was the first caravan out of 14 targets in information dissemination on RCEF across the region. The next one will still be in Nueva Ecija in February 28, March 3, March 6, and March 24; followed by a briefing in Zambales and Bataan in March 27 and March 31, respectively. (JLGJoaquin)