Wednesday, January 15, 2014

IRRI turns over 4 more tons of seed for Haiyan-hit areas

Four tons of seeds of high-yielding rice varieties were donated by IRRI on Tuesday, 14 January 2014, for farmer survivors of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda).

The seeds were received by Ariel Palo, representing the Department of Agriculture (DA), on behalf of rice farmers in areas in the Visayas region that suffered the most damage from the supertyphoon.

This latest turnover is an installment in IRRI’s seed donation, a total of 13 tons, and is part of IRRI's ongoing support to the Philippine government's recovery efforts in Haiyan-stricken areas. The varieties turned over (RC-238 and RC-240) come with a guide on how the seeds will be multiplied.

The first seed installment was handed to DA representatives in early December last year.

Photo setIRRI Yolanda Donation 2014  

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