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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

DA implements HYTA project in Zambo. Norte
By Grace O.Montallana

DIPOLOG CITY, Jan. 20 (PIA) –  The Department of Agriculture (DA)-9 has implemented High Yielding Technology Adoption (HYTA) project in Zamboanga del Norte, which aims to increase rice production in the area.
Under the program, higher rice production targets can be achieved by planting high yielding varieties such as hybrid rice and certified inbred seeds.
HYTA also promotes “Super Green Rice,” which is said to endure dry spell and bad weather such as storms and hurricanes according to a study conducted by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the country for about two year.
The project has been piloted in Siocon town and other municipalities in the province.
Meanwhile, a meeting with Muncipal Agricultural Officers (MAOs), provincial rice coordinator, provincial rice report officer and other representatives  has been called by the DA recently to evaluate and assess the farmers’ associations adopting said project and to discuss the common problems they have encountered in relation to the implementation of the project.