DA, Corteva Agriscience open first EduFarm project in Nueva Ecija
The Department of Agriculture (DA) and multinational company Corteva Agriscience has opened the first of 80 educational farms (EduFarms) to be established in key municipalities in the Philippines.
It was in October 2019 when DA and Corteva entered into a partnership agreement to set up farming academies that will cover 40 municipalities with a total of 50,000 hectares for rice and corn production.
As part of this project, the DA and Corteva Agriscience will provide farmers with season-long field and classroom training sessions and promote high-quality seeds, good agricultural practices, and modern farming technologies.
“Mas mabilis ang pag-angat ng mga magsasaka [Farmers would level up more quickly] through partnerships,” said Agriculture Secretary William Dar.
He then commended the Corteva Agriscience for its initiative and urged the farmer cooperatives and local government units (LGUs) to make the most from their partnership with the national government and the private sector.
Over 200 farmers, LGU representatives, and other stakeholders attended the inauguration of the Nueva Ecija Rice EduFarm in Barangay Homestead in Talavera.