During his visit to IRRI, Secretary Piñol was interested in bringing advances in rice production developed through IRRI’s research to the farmers “so we can focus on food production and poverty alleviation,” which is a cornerstone of President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.  “Technologies are useless unless they are in the hands of farmers,” said Secretary...

(Photo: NASA, LAADS) Husband and wife Joven and Lydia Ganapin, farmers in a small village in Babatngon, Leyte, Central Philippines, clearly remember the...