The Regional Rice Farmer-Breeders Forum was successfully conducted last Oct. 21-22 at the MASIPAG Visayas Back-up Farm in San Dionisio, Iloilo. Veteran farmer-breeders such as Board Chairman Elpidio “Jojo” Paglumotan shared their experience in rice breeding among the participants who are being honed to become second-liner rice breeders. The rice breeders also showcased their farmer-bred […]
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.