Philippines Dept. of Agriculture unveils plan to mechanize rice farms

GMA News (June 28, 2011) | Rice farming in the country will undergo transformation from 2011 to 2016 to increase by 10 percent farms’ yearly output, according to the P16-billion rice production modernization plan of the Department of Agriculture (DA). The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), a bureau of the DA, unveiled its six-year program in a briefing Tuesday.