National rice technology forum set in Polangui, Albay

LEGAZPI CITY –- Over 2,000 farmers, extension workers, students and other rice industry and agriculture players from various provinces in the country are expected at the National Rice Technology forum on September 27-29 at the Bicol University (BU) Polangui campus in Albay.

The event, which is under the aegis of the Department of Agriculture in Bicol and the Rice Productivity Advocacy Board, will showcase advances in rice technology that will help the Philippine rice industry become more competitive with other countries.

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Pinol is expected at the event, which will feature exhibits, technical and plenary discussions and field visits at the demonstration site of various rice hybrid and inbred varieties in Barangay Balangibang, Polangui. Connie Destura/