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PIA Press Release
2009/06/26

Feature: Post-harvest technology cuts losses by 15%

by L. Lopez

Tabuk, Kalinga (26 June) -- Farmers in the province can now cut their losses from operation estimated to be about 15% of the total production, according to an expert of the Bureau of Post-harvest and Research Extension (BPRE).

Rodolfo Estigoy of BPRE in Munoz, Nueva Ecija said farmers can now check and reduce what has been perceived to be an incorrigible loss from operation with the Sagip Ani course by educating farmers with proper technology in harvesting, threshing, drying, storage and milling.

Imagine the amount of rice that goes to waste in every harvest that could have fed thousands of Filipinos, if properly done, Estigoy said. He explained that even if farmers are trained on high-yield technology, if the problem on losses is not addressed, there is still a problem in production.

Under the Accelerated Hybrid Rice Commercialization Program of DA, farmers in the province reach a record of 160 bags/hectare or about 25% over the average production.

But this will not mean them better production if the rate in operational losses remains high in every harvest, Estigoy said.

To transfer the technology, DA conducts extension services and the very popular system now is the school-on-air radio program in various rice-producing provinces in the country.

Recently, 70 farmers finished from this course in Kalinga, after a two-month class given by a BPRE-trained technician, Remy Balliyao of the Provincial Agriculturist Office.

Estigoy said the technology is crucial to rice producing areas especially this time that the country aims to achieve rice sufficiency by 2013 so that we cut dependence from other countries on food requirement. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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