With the theme: “Increasing Rice Production through Hybrid Rice Technology,” ADAMCO and Yanmar Philippines Corporation (YPC) joined the third National Rice Technology forum that held last September 27-29, 2016 at Bicol University in Polangui, Albay.
Over 1,100 farmers, extension workers, students, and other rice industry players from various regions attended the event as it showcased the advancements in rice production through hybrid rice technology. This event aimed to increase awareness and knowledge of Filipino farmers, and to promote the advantages and profitability of planting hybrid rice. This is also in-line with DA’s goal to make Philippine rice industry more competitive in addressing the daunting challenges that the agriculture sector faces such as achieving rice self-sufficiency, increasing farm productivity and mitigating the impact of climate change.
ADAMCO and YPC translates increasing farm productivity through the introduction of agricultural-machineries in farming such as the Yanmar EF393T farm tractor, Yanmar VP6D six-row mechanical rice transplanter, and Yanmar AW70v rice combine harvester. With ADAMCO’s mission to make farming easy and more profitable for farmers, machineries from land preparation to harvesting, are made available and accessible to Filipino farmers.
The said 3-day event is a collaborative effort of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Rice Productivity Advocacy Board in support of the National Rice Program, with different municipal and provincial local government units.
Adamco recently opened two new branches as part of its ongoing effort to reach more Filipino farmers nationwide. The branches of Sara, Iloilo and Naguilian, Isabela opened their doors to the public on July 13, 2016 and September 16, 2016, respectively. Both store locations are conveniently situated in the center of surrounding farming communities in these key rice and corn-producing provinces. Farmers interested in making their farm production more efficient can view the different Yanmar machineries on display at the stores.
These branches serve as one-stop shops for parts and service of Yanmar farm machines, so, customers do not have to travel to bigger Adamco stores in the cities to take care of their machinery needs. Clients can also avail of advice on which machines can fit their farming operations from the well-trained staff manning the store.
The company aims to open more stores before the year ends. With these new branches bringing new machinery to the countryside, Adamco hopes that it truly makes agriculture easy and profitable for all farmers.
Last June 19, 2015, ADAMCO had its first product demonstration of its latest product – Yanmar Tractor (Yanmar EF393T and EF494T) and Transplanter (Walk Behind: AP4 and Riding Type: VP6D). It was held in Brgy. Rabago Rosales, Pangasinan, attended by 200 participants. Different people from the local government (Vice Mayor Harry B. Bernabe) and government agencies (Department of Agriculture) also attended and enjoyed the product demo.