Announcements

9th Philippine National Corn Congress (PNCC)

The Philippine Maize Federation Inc., in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture through DA-RFU 4A and City Government of Tagaytay will hold the 9th Philippine National Corn Congress (PNCC) on October 23-25, 2013 at Tagaytay Vista Hotel, Tagaytay City. 

With the theme, "Magmamais ating Alagaan, sa Ikakaunlad ng Sambayanan", the 9th PNCC is expected to bring together farmers, DA officials, LGUs, academe, private sectors and corn industry stakeholders to discuss current issues, share knowledge on best farm practices/technologies and forge market linkages. 

The first day of the event will highlight the opening of technodemo exhibit and agritrade fair.  It will showcase different technologies and agricultural products from different regions.  In the afternoon, there will be an awarding of the first quality corn achievers.  Outstanding corn producers, coordinators and agricultural extension workers across the country will be recognized and will receive grants and cash prizes.

Technical sessions on the second day will cover topics on: silage development, agripinoy yellow and road map, soil management, updates on credit policy, crop insurance, opportunity in cassava, livestocks industry, climate change, farm mechanization, insect resistance management, pesticides adulteration, food security and storage, technology
improvement, agribusiness program, NFA-CDF initiatives and ASEAN economic community integration.

Last day of the corn congress (October 25) will underscore the promotion of white corn grits.  The Corn RDE team of UPLB will have a presentation on health benefits of quality protein maize and a  cooking demonstration of selected corn grits recipes.  Moreover, sharing of experiences from the outstanding corn farmer and national quality corn achievement awardees (provincial) will follow shortly.  PNCC will be concluded with the corn cluster meeting, the presentation of the 9th PNCC resolution and a  message from Asec. Edilberto M. de Luna of Corn Program.

For details regarding registration, please see attached file.