January 20th Blog from Baguio, Philippines
January 13-15, 2009 @ NIA, Wangal, La Trinidad, Benguet


Vicky is pleased to report that RICE, Inc, held a three-day region wide evaluation and planning workshop for 32 farmers and municipal agricultural officers from the provinces of Ifugao, Kalinga, Benguet and Mountain Province. The workshop was funded by a generous grant from the Asia Rice Foundation (USA), and counterpart sharing from the National Irrigation Administration – Cordillera Region and supporting provincial and municipal agriculture offices.


Workshop particpants


The success of the workshop was reflected in comments from the participants:


“This workshop was indeed relevant to all because the farmers from three provinces were able to see the big picture; and the challenges that we all have to take to be able to realize each and every dream” Municipal Agriculture Officer, Barlig, MP

“..as a farmer being part of this project, I feel responsible not only for myself, family but for my community and now seeing the whole picture- this project is for all of us Cordillerans” Delfin Otgalon, Ifugao Farmer


A full report on the workshop will be available on the website.

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