Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija – In time of worsening crises confronting Philippine agriculture, a farmer-scientist network has shown that adaptation and mitigation to climate change can be achieved through agroecology and sustainable agriculture. MASIPAG unveiled its collection of rice varieties that are able to withstand the manifestations of climate change in agriculture such as drought, […]
Farmers select and breed rice, corn and livestock, enabling them to develop cultivars/breeds from traditional varieties and stocks that are adapted to local conditions and whose resistance are enhanced against adverse conditions such as drought, soil and water salinity, and pests and diseases.
In response to adverse agroclimatic conditions brought about by climate change, MASIPAG has documented Masipag rice, farmer-bred rice and TRVs with particular adaptation:
- 7 flood tolerant varieties;
- 17 drought tolerant varieties;
- 19 saline (saltwater) tolerant varieties;
- 23 pests or diseases resistant varieties.