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.
First Yanmar Family Day was held in PhilRice-Munoz, Nueva Ecija on May 28, 2016. The activity is part of an ongoing campaign of Adamco and Yanmar Philippines to build stronger relationships between the two companies and their customers while fostering greater awareness about the newest agricultural machineries available in the country today.
About 40 families participated in the said event. During the event, Adamco demonstrated the use of the Yanmar EF393T light farm tractor in the “Future Rice” demonstration farm in PhilRice. Big features of Yanmar EF393T such as low fuel consumption, deeper soil penetration, easy maneuverability, high field capacity and high speed was highlighted during the demo. Clients and operators also had a chance to test drive the tractor and were visibly impressed by the results.
After the demonstration, participants were treated to a sumptuous buffet lunch at the PhilRice Social Hall for the program proper. While at the social hall, the families learned more about the Yanmar Company, its history and its wide range of products. Adamco personnel were also on hand to discuss about the company, their products and the various services they offer. Both parents and children enjoyed the fun games, the raffle and the big prizes that were given out. Satisfied customers were also excited to share their positive experience with Yanmar farm machineries.
During the event, three of the clients shared their experiences in using Yanmar AW70v Rice Combine Harvester. According to them, they were happy and satisfied by the performance of the product–excellent field performance, clean grain output, lower amount of grain loss, good income—they generate from servicing using Yanmar products.
Adamco and YPC values its clients, they want to give a break for the hardworking clients together with their family.
The Department of Agriculture, in collaboration with the Rice Productivity Advocacy, Inc. (Rice Board) had its 2nd National Rice Technology Forum and Field Days in Pototan, Iloilo City on March 16-18, 2016, with the theme, “Boosting Rice Productivity in the Visayas through Hybrid Rice.” This event aimed to encourage farmers to adopt modern rice technology and high quality rice varieties to improve farm production, income and adaptation to climate change.
More than 2,500 farmer participants, 500 Agriculture Extension Workers (AEWs), local government units, and private agricultural companies joined the three-day event. Ada Manufacturing Corporation (ADAMCO) was one of the exhibitors in the said event. During the exhibit, Adamco displayed its lineup of Yanmar Rice Value Chain Machineries. Prominently shown were Yanmar AW70v rice combine harvester, Yanmar EF393T farm tractor, Yanmar AP4 four-row mechanical rice transplanter, Yanmar VP6D six-row mechanical rice transplanter. Also part of the event were field visits to the demo farm and various trainings on hybrid production. During the field days, packages of technology for hybrid and inbred rice varieties were introduced to the farmers.
Adamco also demonstrated its Yanmar AW70v rice combine harvester during field day at the demonstration farm. Participants witnessed the Yanmar AW70v in operation and its excellent field performance in terms of threshing—clean grains and low grain loss—superior work efficiency, easy operation and maintenance.
Adamco’s mission is to help Filipino farmers achieve rice self-sufficiency by providing them access to the latest in agricultural technology and modern farm machineries.
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.