A year ago we posted the list of training schedule from Philrice — https://tmdefinition.wordpress.com/2007/01/10/how-to-grow-the-rice-that-we-eat-philrice-training-courses/. After inquiries and a year later where we now experience shortage in supply, i got a reply from yet another TM ‘mate Glen Ilar, who’s in charge of the training portfolio. He’s a Senior Science Research Specialist at the Philippine Rice Research Institute or Philrice and was a classmate in KM class with ‘the father‘. Apparently with the crisis, Philrice was busy with the ‘rice-self-sufficiency’ program of the government and so trainings were streamlined.

  • Specialists Training Course on PalayCheck System for EWs of the focus provinces. we have 2 batches: 1 batch which will be conducted here at PhilRice-CES on July 21 to October 22 and 1 batch which will be held at PhilRice-Midsayap in North Cotabato from July 14 to October 15, 2008.
  • 3 batches of Training of Trainers in collaboration with IRRI. These will be held on August 11-22; Sept 1-12; and Sept 29 to October 10. Participants will be RSTC and TOT graduates.

You can reach Philrice through their site and at training[at]philrice[dot]gov[dot]ph

I’m suprised myself compared to a full blown training portfolio just over a year ago. But drastics steps needs to be done to resolve the rice supply crisis and Philrice is contributing whatever they can. We definitely can expect more when everything is settled.

And way back when we started dwinix tried his entrepreneur creativity by posting ways of selling varieties of cooked rice — https://tmdefinition.wordpress.com/2006/11/22/rice-preneurship/. You’ve got supply challenges now dwinix!



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

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