In response to one of the Agenda of our President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. – improving the country’s agricultural production and achieving the highest possible rice sufficiency and food security, the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies, including the National Irrigation Administration and all other representatives from various Government and Private Agencies in the region, convened for the Masagana Rice Industry Development Program (MRIDP) Convergence Coordination Meeting, on July 11, 2023 at NIA Regional Office 8 Training Center, Marasbaras, Tacloban City.

This initiative aims to develop comprehensive plans and strategies to properly implement the program, adapt new farming innovations, increase and ensure the sustainability of rice production, and consequently attain the optimum satisfaction of farmers in the region.