The Department of Agriculture (DA) will distribute seeds and fertilizers for free to rice farmers starting the 2020 wet cropping season to further boost the country’s rice production.

Agriculture Secretary William Dar said the full implementation of the P8.5-billion Rice Resiliency Project (RRP) under the Plant, Plant, Plant Program in 16 rice-producing regions in the country, will start this month.

“Achieving high productivity in rice entails an integrated system of crop management. The fastest-moving interventions that could provide quick results are the use of quality seeds and appropriate fertilizers. Hence, the RRP will provide said farm inputs to participating farmers,” Secretary Dar said.

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