TWENTIETH RICE PLANTING FESTIVAL AMAZES FARMERS AND LGU OFFICIALS IN SULTAN KUDARAT
Farmers and officials of the Local Government in Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao, were impressed by the rice planting festival conducted by the MAFAR in the town’s Barangay Narra on July 28, 2020.
Twelve of the farmer-beneficiaries participated in the planting race that is an essential part of the festival for the Model Farm on Inbred Palay Production that will cover 50 hectares of clustered farms.
The race showcased proper transplanting that ensures straight rows and recommended spaces between hills for easier crop management.
The activity was also highlighted by the ceremonial planting led by Hon. Municipal Mayor Datu Shameem B. Mastura, MAFAR Operations Chief for Agriculture Engr. Ismail A. Guiamel, Regional Rice Program Focal Person Tong A. Abas, BARMMIARC Center Manager Abdulnasseef S. Ulong, NSQCS-BARMM Chief Omara M. Kempa, MAFAR-BARMM Provincial Head Abdulnasser K. Badawi, MAFAR-Maguindanao Operations Chief Dr Ronjamin M. Maulana, and Municipal Agricultural Officer Guiapar M. Esmail.