Crop Biotech Update

Korea Assists the Philippines on its Rice Self-sufficiency Program

January 7, 2011

To help the Philippines on its goal to attain self-sufficiency by 2013, the government of Korea, represented by the Rural Development Administration Administrator Min Seung Kyu, forged into a rice research assistance agreement with the Philippine Rice Research Institute, establishing the Korean Project for International Agriculture Center at PhilRice's Central Experiment Station.

Under the agreement, the Center will provide trainings on such topics as rice and rice-based cropping systems and farm mechanization for Filipino researchers, extension officers, and farmers. There will also be expert exchange program between the two countries whereby Korea will send its experts and scientists to PhilRice while qualified Filipino rice workers will be trained in Korea. In addition, there will be sharing of research materials, publications, and technical information on rice and rice-based production.

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