Authors: RBMalasa, RGCorales, ABMataia, AMCorales and JFIQLeabresManuals
Palayamanan, a rice-based farming systems approach, was identified as one of the strategies to address income and food security issues hence, uplifting rice farming households and communities from poverty. However, implementing a national rice-based development and extension program had always been a big challenge under the paradigm of community-based participatory action research championed by DA-BAR. With the funding of the DA-BAR and efforts of PhilRice, a framework for assessment combined with the methods to implement a nationwide rice-based farming systems approach, is made possible. This operations manual aspires to serve as a guide in helping development workers and rice industry stakeholders in implementing and measuring the success of the rice-based enterprise, thereby uplifting the socioeconomic conditions of rice-based communities.