PRRI, JICA pledge support to Ilocos Norte's agri sector
by Cristina Arzadon
Laoag City (11 February) -- The Philippine Rice Research Institute has started teaming up with the Japan International Cooperation Agency in providing support to Ilocos Norte's agriculture sector.
Representatives from the Japan funding group went around the province recently and inspected sites that will become areas for agricultural development.
Funds for the project will come from JICA while PRRI will provide technical assistance.
The PRRI targets to improve Ilocos Norte's irrigation system and provide agricultural technology and marketing support to local agriculture offices.
The Institute said it will help establish a local food terminal complete with marketing support to improve local products. (PIA-Laoag) [top]