Lambayong Seed Growers benefit from RCEF’s Refresher Course

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Participants of the Refresher Course for Seed Growers during their hands on activity on seed selection facilitated by OIC Chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Seed Quality Control Services Region 12 Ms Leonor N. Felarca, MPA

LAMBAYONG, Sultan Kudarat- The center through its Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program successfully conducted the Refresher Course on Inbred Rice Seed Production and Seed Certication on August 18-20, 2020.

The 3-day training was held at Lambayong Grain Seed Producer Multipurpose Cooperative in Barangay Didtaras, this Municipality. Twenty (20) seed growers attended the training.

“Nagpapasalamat ako sa training na ito dahil muli kaming mabibigyan ng panibagong lesensya bilang isang seed grower sa loob ng tatlong taon, at sana sa susunod mayron pang refresher course para sa mga seed grower”, said Coop Member and Seed-Grower Mr. Arturo Villanueva.

“Sana ma-update din kami kung ano man ang mga bagong teknolohiya dahil importante sa amin ito bilang mga seed growers para po maibahagi din namin sa ibang farmers at makamit ang ating hinahangad na masaganang ani at mataas na kita”, he added.

The 3-day training served as avenue for the seed-growers to refresh their knowledge on inbred rice seed production which is important in renewing their licenses as certified seed growers.

Among the resource persons during the training were Rice Specialist and RCEF Technical Staff Mr. Danilo A. Bariñan, RCEF Point Person Engr. Mokles P. Buisan and OIC Chief of the Bureau of Plant Industry-National Seed Quality Control Services Region 12 Ms Leonor N. Felarca, MPA.

After the 3-day training, each participant received a 1 bag of 20 kg Registered Rice Seeds as part of the extension support of the training.