Rice Today, 22 November 2017, The SRP in the Philippines: “We now know that we are eating safe rice”

Farmers who are considering adopting the SRP standard have already set their expectations of obtaining higher yield and a higher market price for their produce.

Pilot testing of the Sustainable Rice Platform (SRP) standard in the province of Iloilo has shown Filipino farmers’ strengths in managing their farms in a sustainable manner as well as opportunities to improve their current practices to achieve sustainable rice cultivation.

In the 2016 wet season, SRP-trained agricultural extension workers, farmer technicians, Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA) coordinators, and staff from the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office in Region 6 (DA-RFO6) monitored the participating farmers in four municipalities from April to September. The monitoring gauges whether farmers’ practices are sustainable based on the SRP standard.

On average, the farmers scored 64 to 76  … Read more

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