PhilRice breaks ground for Zamboanga rice seed center project
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is set to develop a rice Seed Center Groundbreaking in Zamboanga, which is seen to improve the production of new rice varieties in the province.
A statement showed that PhilRice, together with the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), recently broke ground on what will become the the rice seed center in San Ramon, Zamboanga City.
According to City Agriculturist Dr. Diosdado Palacat, having this research and seed production center would bring in new varieties including hybrid seeds, which will contribute to increasing rice seed supply and utilizing the uncultivated marshland in the area.
In response, Dr. Sailila Abdula, PhilRice acting executive director, committed to closely monitor the development of the area in terms of rice production.