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Rice info system crucial to El Niño action plan–Irri

Accurate, timely, and location-specific information in rice production is “crucial” in battling the ill effects of weather phenomena, such as El Niño, according to International Rice Research Institute (Irri).

Irri said tools, like the Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM), are valuable in developing a national action plan to reduce the impact of El Niño and other events on rice production.

PRISM, a joint project of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and Irri, can support strategic decision-making and planning of interventions to boost rice production, targeting of productivity-enhancing technologies and programs, disaster preparedness and rapid response to emergency situations.

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