Launching of Rice Seed Information System in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija

DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and DA-Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) officially launched its Rice Seed Information System (RSIS) at the Crop Biotechnology Center, DA-PhilRice, Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on 7 July 2022.

With the funding support from DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research, the project served as a platform to collect, consolidate, and disaggregate near real-time rice seed production, certification, and distribution data at the municipal, provincial, and national level for sound decision-making of policymakers in project planning and implementation.

To maximize the use of information and communications technology, the RSIS is a continuum of an assessment of a completed rice seed project of DA-Central Luzon to address the needed improvements in the current and future technological advances such as delayed data consolidation and analysis. Through the application, manual data gathering and risk of human errors may be reduced or eliminated.

Aside from the DA-PhilRice, DA-BPI, and DA-BAR officials and staff, participants from the Research Management Meeting for CY 2022 also attended the event.