Wednesday, June 13, 2012

IRRI and PhilRice hold workshop on crop health data analysis

IRRI's Epidemiology and Crop Health Group held the Review workshop and training on statistical analysis of crop health data in the Philippines for 36 participants from IRRI, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the Department of Agriculture, and state universities.

The workshop, organized in collaboration with PhilRice, was held on 29 May-1 June 2012 at Taal Vista Hotel in Tagaytay City, Philippines.

The workshop was conducted under the Food Staple Self-Sufficiency Roadmap of the Philippines (FSSSP, formerly the Rice Self-Sufficiency Plan of the Philippines) and is part of activities on characterization of crop health and production situations in the Philippines.

PhilRice research staff presented and discussed data collected from surveys of farmers’ fields and RICE-PRE experiments conducted in various PhilRice stations. The rest of the sessions were spent on lectures, discussions, exercises, and demonstrations on the synthesis of crop health data, R, basic concepts of statistical analyses, and statistical analyses using R. 

The workshop is the fourth of a series on crop health in the Philippines. The first workshop was held on 4-7 August 2009 in PhilRice, Nueva Ecija and the second on 5-7 April 2011 in Iloilo City, and the third on 6-8 December 2011 in Butuan City, Agusan del Norte.

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