In a collaborative effort involving NIA Quezon IMO, PhilRice, the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA), and LGUs, a presentation on the technology scaling of rice nutrient management was held in Lucena City Hall on August 25.
Participated by various government agencies, the partnership was initiated during the Dry Season of 2022 through a Letter of Agreement (LOA) between PhilRice and NIA Quezon IMO.
The initiative was comprised of various activities such as enhancing farmers' capacity through training, conducting technology demonstrations (techno-demo), organizing field walks (lakbay-palay), performing biophysical and socio-economic characterizations, carrying out baseline monitoring surveys, analyzing the gathered data, documenting results, and presenting recommendations at the Local Government Unit level.
The primary goal of these efforts is to elevate and sustain rice yields while minimizing production risks. By integrating these various components, actionable recommendations can be formulated to tackle challenges and boost rice productivity across Quezon Province.