Rice Industry’s March Towards Agriculture 4.0 provides an overview of what data are already available and the direction to which the Department of Agriculture (DA) is headed in terms of achieving data-driven development in the rice industry.
First, it presents a quick background on the DA’s “New Thinking” strategy which incorporates digitizing the agriculture sector, commonly referred to as Agriculture 4.0. Following this is an enumeration of the initiatives of the DA and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in advancing the rice sector through digital innovation. Further, this paper also includes testimonies from different farmers and municipal agriculturists within AER’s network. Finally, things that need work and improvement are discussed.