Philippines Hybrid Rice & Hybrid Corn Study Tour 17 - 23 September 2023 / Manila & Davao, Philippines

APSA’s Special Interest Group for Field Crops would like to invite all APSA members to attend a special  “Hybrid Rice and Corn Study Tour in the Philippines”. Organized by APSA SIG Field Crops Committee and Philippine Seed Industry Association (PSIA) in partnership with the Rice Board, The Study Tour will be held from the 17th to the 23rd of September 2023.

The tour has been designed for participants to gain new knowledge on hybrid rice and hybrid corn, exchange practices and knowledge with institutions and seed companies in the Philippines. The program itinerary also includes a visit of leading field crops and seed processing companies, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), hybrid rice seed production and commercial demo and the National Rice Technology Forum Demonstration and Technology forum for hybrid rice.

Participation for the Hybrid Rice and Hybrid Corn Study Tour is only 2,200 USD and will cover meals, local transportation in the Philippines (bus and one way air ticket to Davao) and hotel accommodations in the Philippines.

Maximum participants allowed is 40 persons, where all delegates are responsible to cover their airport transfer in the Philippines and their round-trip travel between their country and the Philippines.


Sun. 17 Sept.
  • Particpants arrive to Manila, Philippines
Mon. 18 Sept.
  • Visit Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice)
  • Visit Prasad Seeds, in Pangasinan 
Tue. 19 Sept.
  • Visit IRRI – golden rice projects
  • Visit hybrid rice R&D center of SL Agritech 
Wed. 20 Sept.
  • Flight from Manila to Davao
  • Field visit to Commercial hybrid rice seed production areas of RiceBoard in Banaybanay and Lupon, Davao Oriental
  • Visit to the seed facilities of SL Agritech Corporation in Lupon, Davao Oriental
Thu. 21 Sept.
  • Field visit to Hagonoy, Davao del Sur hybrid rice cluster demonstration farm of RiceBoard and attend the National Rice Technology Forum
  • Field visit to the commercial hybrid rice seed production areas of RiceBoard members and visit the seed facilities of SL Agritech Corporation in Matanao, Davao del Sur
Fr. 22 Sept.
  • Visit Syngenta & Bayer corn field in Kapalong, Davao del Norte
  • Sightseeing in Davao
Sat. 23 Sept.
  • Travel back from Davao to home country