Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Philippines: IRRI donates books to farmers' group
The Institute recently supported the Federation of Free Farmers (FFF) through a donation of IRRI books, manual and guides, magazines, and scientific journals.
The donated materials were assembled by Communication and Publications Services (CPS) under the office of the Deputy Director General for Communications and Partnerships. They were distributed to FFF chapter leaders from various provinces who participated in the FFF national conference held in Calamba, Laguna, on 25-29 June 2012.
FFF, through its national manager, Raul Montemayor, thanked IRRI for the materials and enabling them to distribute these to their delegates during the national convention.
The FFF is a non-governmental organization of rural workers in the Philippines, organized in 1953, and has branches in some 50 provinces. Members include agricultural tenants, owner-cultivators, agricultural laborers, fishermen, and settlers, totaling around 200,000.