Under the CHRF, farmer-beneficiaries received free bags of hybrid rice seeds and fertilizers, the technical skills and training and the marketing support to help them transition from mere producers to traders of their own harvest.

The agency has been coordinating with the Local Government Units (LGUs) to provide transportation support and the Rice Processing Complex (RPC) for the processing of their palay.

Currently, Davao region has two CHRF located in Magsaysay, Davao del Sur and Compostela, Davao de Oro. These rice production areas also serve as demo farms for farmers and students from other provinces who want to experience firsthand the rice farming technologies.

Davao region is one of the only three regions chosen as pilot areas for CHRF. | via Celso Vergara and Janelle Flores, RAFIS11