How to grow the Rice that we eat. PhilRice Training Courses.

January 10, 2007

Trainings on Rice Science and Technology for Farmers 

A. Refresher Course on Hybrid Rice Seed Production and Certification 

Date and Venue: March 27-29, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: The launching of the Hybrid Rice Commercialization Program of the President in 2002 poses a big challenge for PhilRice to train hybrid rice seed growers. Since then, PhilRice has started training for hybrid rice seed growers in some parts of the country to help them produce enough hybrid rice seeds for interested hybrid rice growers. For the past years, PhilRice and IRRI scientists have already developed five hybrid rice varieties in addition to the four varieties developed by the private companies. Hence, there are updates on the production technologies of the new hybrids, thus, there is a need to update seed growers. 

Course Description: This is a 3-day training course designed to update the knowledge and skills of hybrid rice seed growers on the basics of hybrid rice and its latest seed production technologies and seed certification guidelines, procedures, and standards. Specifically, it aims to improve the competence of the participants on hybrid rice seed production to enable them to produce good quality hybrid rice seeds.  

Course Content and Methodologies: The training adopts a lecture-discussion on the basics of hybrid rice, principles and practices of hybrid rice seed production, harvesting and post-harvest management, policies and guidelines on hybrid rice seed production, policies on seed grower accreditation, and seed standards and certification. Field practicum and field tour will supplement the lectures especially on the important aspect of seed farm operations and seed treatment and storage of hybrid seeds. To add credibility on the technologies being presented, testimonies of progressive hybrid rice farmers and other technology adopters that were recorded on video will be shown to participants. 

Training Staff:The training will be coordinated and conducted by the Technology Management and Services Division. Resource persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and NSQCS. Progressive hybrid rice farmers and seed growers will also give their testimonies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 1,000.00/day/participant inclusive of training fee, food, and lodging

B. Training Course on Inbred Rice Seed Production

Date and Venue: February 26-28, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: The use of certified seeds has greatly contributed in increasing rice production in the country in the past few years. With proper management, certified seeds (CS) can increase yield by at least 10%. This is why the government is vigorously promoting the use of certified seeds. Unfortunately, there is limited supply of CS in some areas, thus, there is a need to have seed producers in these areas. It is important that seed growers and prospective seed growers be updated on the latest production technologies to produce high quality seeds.   

Course Description: This is a 3-day training for seed growers and interested farmers to learn the basics in inbred rice seed production and the latest technologies. Specifically, it aims to improve the competence of inbred rice seed producers, thereby, enabling them to produce good quality inbred seeds.  

Course Content and Methodologies: The training adopts lecture-discussion on cultural management practices relative to the growth stages of rice; varietal selection and seed purification; integrated pest management; integrated nutrient management; seed certification; accreditation procedures; harvest and postharvest technologies; overview of organic-based/ecological farming and biomass utilization; farm planning and budgeting. Field practicum will supplement the lectures especially on the important aspects of seed farm operations (e.g., seedbed preparation and seed sowing, roguing). Field tour and testimonies of successful seed growers will also be used to enhance learning. 

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and NSQCS. Successful seed growers and other technology adopter will also be tapped to give their testimonies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 1,000.00/day/participant inclusive of training fee, food, and lodging 

C. Training on Organic Fertilizer Production and Utilization 

Date and Venue: May 15-16, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: With the DA’s “Tipid-Abono Program,” farmers can now easily cope with rapidly increasing costs of agricultural production inputs. This course not only encourages the use of organic fertilizers as substitute to expensive inorganic fertilizers but also guides farmers on the proper mix of fertilizers, including the selection of appropriate soil types and the amount of fertilizer needed. To support this program, PhilRice promotes an organic-based farming technology to manage nitrogen fertilizer in rice production. One component of this technology is the use of rice biomass and other farm and household wastes in the production of alternative organic fertilizers for the farm. 

Course Description: This is a 2-day training for farmers and other interested stakeholders. It aims to upgrade their knowledge and skills of prospective participants on the latest technology on organic-based farming. After the training, the participants are expected to understand and appreciate the concept of sustainable agriculture and the value of organic-based farming; formulate rice biomass-based materials for the production of organic fertilizers, and relate their learning in developing projects on organic-based farming and organic fertilizer production and marketing in their communities. 

Course Content and Methodologies: The training adopts lecture-discussion on the overview of sustainable agriculture, organic-based farming, organic fertilizer and processing, soil biodiversity, program planning, and integrated nutrient management. Practicum on composting, rice-hull carbonization, and preparation of microbial inoculants, organic fertilizer, and organic-based products will be part of the course. Farmers’ experiences in the production and marketing of organic fertilizer will also be used to enhance learning.  

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice. Successful farmers/entrepreneurs and other technology adopter were also tap to give their testimonies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 1,000.00/day/participant inclusive of training fee, food, and lodging 

D. Training on Rice Post-Production Technologies 

Date and Venue: May 9-10, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: In the Philippines, many farmers do not benefit much from the value of their produce because they often sell their produce even if the crop is still standing or just after harvest to get rid of the grueling postharvest processes. This may either be due to lack of technologies or equipment to ease the tasks or the lack of knowledge on the technologies available that could add value to their farming efforts (Rice Post Production Technology, 2003). There is now a number of available postproduction technologies that need to be transferred to interested farmers and businessmen to increase their farm productivity and profitability. Hence, this training. 

Course Description: This is a 2-day training for farmers and other interested stakeholders that will emphasize the importance of postproduction handling of rice. It discusses the different operations from harvesting to storing, including the principles and practices for each postproduction activity. After the training, the participants will have an appreciation on the overview of the Philippine rice postproduction systems, specifically on its priorities and constraints. They are expected to at least define the different postproduction processes, determine the appropriate time to do each process, enumerate and discuss the existing practices for each process, and discuss the ways on how to minimize losses for each process.  

Course Content and Methodologies: This training adopts lecture-discussion on the overview of the Philippine rice postproduction systems, existing postproduction practices (reaping; field drying, collection, and piling; threshing; cleaning; drying; and storage), and available postharvest machinery.  Practicum and exercises on the different postproduction practices will be used to facilitate more learning. Likewise, field and laboratory tours will be done to observe and note practices in storage facilities.  

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and other agencies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 1,000.00/day/participant inclusive of training fee, food, and lodging 

REMINDERS 

1. Courses will only be offered if the minimum number of participants (at least 15) is met. 

2. Schedule of courses will be determined by the course coordinator and will be posted at the PhilRice Website (http://www.philrice.gov.ph) one month before the scheduled date. 

3. The PhilRice training management team will screen all applications. Only those who qualify will be officially notified through a letter or e-mail. Please wait for the notification before finalizing travel plans. 

4. Course fee applies to those who qualify to participate in the program. It covers registration, reference materials, food, and lodging. Transportation to and from the venue is not included. 

5. All resource persons and facilitators will come from PhilRice and its partner-agencies. 6. PhilRice reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a course.  

Trainings on Rice Science and Technology 

A. Rice S&T Updates for Extension Workers 

Date and Venue: April 17-19, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of  Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: The government’s thrust on food security especially on rice, needs continuing capability building of the R&D implementers. PhilRice aims to pursue higher level of trainings to upgrade the capability and capacity of extension workers and other stakeholders in rice technology development and promotion nationwide. 

Course Description: This is a 3-day course for agricultural technologists, seed inspectors, development facilitators, institutional development officers, regional and provincial rice coordinators, agriculture teachers/professors, trainers, and farm managers. It aims to enhance the capability of these different stakeholders of the rice R&D, thus, become more effective extension agents of rice production technologies.  

Course Content and Methodologies: Learning is acquired through lecture-discussion, field exercises, workshop, experience sharing, plenary session, hands-on demo, case analysis, and video showing. They will learn the global and national trends and issues in the rice industry; latest information and technologies in rice production (Palaycheck); sustainable agriculture (Palayamanan); project management; knowledge products and other information resources on rice S&T; and technology promotion models and strategies. 

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and other agencies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 1,000.00/day/participant inclusive of training fee, food, and lodging 

B. Rice S&T Updates for Agricultural Managers  

Date and Venue: April 24, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale:  For the past several years, PhilRice has been continuously enhancing capacities of extension workers. However, it has been a common suggestion from these extension workers to also inform their immediate supervisors or managers about the latest rice and rice-related technologies. Thus, starting in 2003, PhilRice has decided to offer a course exclusively designed for agricultural managers, with the high hope and confidence that these managers and supervisors support their extension workers in the effective implementation and dissemination of latest rice production technologies.  

Course Description: This is a 1-day briefing for regional technical directors, regional rice coordinators, provincial agriculturists, provincial agrarian reform officers, training center superintendents, city/municipal agriculturists, city/municipal agrarian reform officers, and other NGO/PO/ private sector agricultural managers and supervisors. It aims to update them of the latest information and technologies on rice S&T; and to strengthen partnership with them in rice technology promotion. 

Course Content and Methodologies: Learning maybe acquired through lecture-discussion, plenary session, video showing, and product demonstration. They will learn the global and national trends and issues in the rice industry; the national rice program; PhilRice’s R&D program and services; latest R&D findings; and knowledge products and other information resources on rice S&T.  

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and other agencies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 2,000.00/participant inclusive of training fee and food 

C. Rice S&T Updates for Local Government Officials 

Date and Venue: April 26, 2007 at FTIC
Rm. 4, PhilRice, Maligaya,
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

Rationale: For the past several years, PhilRice has been continuously enhancing capacities of extension workers. However, it has been observed that the local government executives were not aware of the latest rice and rice-related technologies. Thus, starting in 2003, PhilRice has decided to offer a course exclusively designed for agricultural managers and local government executives, with the high hope and confidence that these managers, supervisors, and executives will be able to support their extension workers in the effective implementation and dissemination of latest rice production technologies.  

Course Description: This is a 1-day briefing for governors, provincial board members, city/municipal mayors, sanguniang bayan members, and SK chairmen. It aims to update them of the latest information and technologies on rice S&T; and to strengthen partnership with them in rice technology promotion. 

Course Content and Methodologies: Learning is acquired through lecture-discussion, plenary session, video showing, and product demonstration. They will learn the global and national trends and issues in the rice industry; the national rice program; PhilRice’s R&D program and services; latest R&D findings; and knowledge products and other information resources on rice S&T.  

Training Staff: The training will be coordinated by the Technology Management and Services Division and Resources persons are subject matter specialists from PhilRice and other agencies.  

Course Fee for Paying Participants: Php 2,000.00/participant inclusive of training fee and food 

REMINDERS 

1. Courses will only be offered if the minimum number of participants (at least 15) is met. 

2. Schedule of courses will be determined by the course coordinator and will be posted at the PhilRice Website (http://www.philrice.gov.ph) one month before the scheduled date. 

3. The PhilRice training management team will screen all applications. Only those who qualify will be officially notified through a letter or e-mail. Please wait for the notification before finalizing travel plans. 

4. Course fee applies to those who qualify to participate in the program. It covers registration, reference materials, food, and lodging. Transportation to and from the venue is not included. 

5. All resource persons and facilitators will come from PhilRice and its partner-agencies. 

6. PhilRice reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule a course.  

Customized Training Courses

Based on requests, PhilRice’s Technology Management and Services Division organizes training courses, workshops, and seminars that are content-specific and tailored to the needs of the requesting organizations. These courses can be conducted at the PhilRice’s Farmers Training andInformation
Center or on-site, depending on the needs of the requesting organization.

Customized courses are designed in consultation with the requesting organization. It ranges from 2 to 7 days depending on the objectives.

 

PhilRice has demonstrated capacity and capability to conduct successful customized training courses and workshops in several development themes like:

ü      Diversified Farming (Palayamanan Model) – May 29-30, 2007

ü      Organic-based Farming

ü      Biomass Utilization – July 12-13, 2007

ü      Resource Mobilization

ü      Facilitating and Communication Skills – August 20-22, 2007

 

ü      Clear and Effective Writing – August 23, 2007ü      Team Building – August 24, 2007

ü      Capacity Enhancement for Trainers – September 24-28, 2007

ü      Training Needs Assessment

ü      Managing and Evaluating Training Program

ü      Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)

ü      Farm Machinery Fabrication

ü      Farm Machinery Operation, Maintenance, and Repair

ü      Rice-based Food Products Processing – June 5-7, 2007

ü      International Standards (ISO) and Certification

a.       Quality Management System (ISO 9001) Certification

b.    Environmental Management System (ISO 14001) Certification

c.    Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS

       18001)

 

ü       Intellectual Property Management

a.       Capability Training on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) – Feb 7-9; June 19-21; Aug 14-16; and Nov 20-22, 2007

b.      Patent Searching

c.       Patent Filing

 

ü      Plant/Rice Biotechnology

a.       Introductory Course on Rice Biotechnology

b.      Advanced Rice Biotechnology Course – October 22-26, 2007

c.       Application of Molecular Marker Technology – August 27-31, 2007

ü      ICT (Information and Communication Technology)

a.       Training on Basic ICT

b.      Use of ICT in Extension

c.       Training on Network Management

d.      Basic Computer Troubleshooting

e.       Basic Computer Literacy

f.        Training on Making Fact Sheets  

 

ü      GIS (Geographic Information System)

a.       Introductory Course on GIS

 

Please take note of the dates on some of the courses; however, these can be re-scheduled depending on the agreement of both parties. Courses without target dates can still be requested and will be arranged subjected to the availability of resource persons.

Please watch out also for the list of executive education courses exclusively for professionals coming out this January 2007.continuing capability building of the R&D implementors.


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8 Responses to “How to grow the Rice that we eat. PhilRice Training Courses.”

  1. Pharma David Says:

    The person has essential Reserves of health but how to keep this reserve longer? WBR LeoP

  2. ruprup Says:

    a classic case of technology marketing which the government clearly lacks. opportunity yan for marketing personnel out there to venture into these. especially for high-technology products and services.

  3. Aaron Says:

    Aaron

    Thank you for your great post, i am always looking to improve my home for my familiy, and your post have given me some insperation, thank you very much

  4. Piebiep Goufo Says:

    Thanks. Is there any training course for the period betwwen December 2007 and April 2008? I will be very interested to learn how to grow rice and if possible gain some knowledge on rice quality. Please, keep me informed.

  5. Dr.G.A.Parray Says:

    i Dr. G.A. Paray working as senior Rice breeder is highly intrested in learning about Philrice please inform me about the traning program you want to conduct during 2008.

    yours sincerily.

    G.A.Parray

  6. tivo Says:

    Hi guys, im requesting for updates, i will be posting any information as soon as it is available.

    Cheers

  7. Nemia F. Gareza Says:

    Please post your trainings for 2008. Thanks!


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