Interagency Consultative Meeting for Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)

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Created on Monday, 06 March 2023 Published Date
The Department of Agriculture - Regional Field Office 8 (DA-RFO 8) joined in the interagency consultative meeting on Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), held today, February 21, 2023 at the 4H Hub, Government Center, Palo, Leyte.
 
Representatives from the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP), Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) were present to provide updates of the program, as well as the plans and activities for this year. Different issues and concerns encountered during implementation were also discussed and addressed.
 
Dr. Andrew Rodolfo T. Orais, Field Operations Chief/ RCEF Focal Person, who presided over the meeting highlighted the need to improve the reporting system, and the involved agencies to continuously coordinate with each other and its partners to harmonize the activities under RCEF.
 
RED Angel C. Enriquez gave a message emphasizing the need for the milestones under the program to manifest in the grassroots level wherein it should result to increase in production, as well as improve the lives of farmers.
 
The activity was also participated in by the Provincial Agricultural Offices of Southern Leyte and Leyte. ###
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