Farmers at the Wasan Agricultural Development Area will soon begin to plant the Titih paddy seeds, which can produce up to 8 metric tonnes per hectare each season, and the Sembada 188 paddy seeds, which can produce up to 6 metric tonnes per hectare each season, starting next month. This was shared during a visit by participants of this year's second Brunei Darussalam Post-Graduates Civic Village Programme at the Wasan Agricultural Development Area yesterday afternoon. Organised by the Information Department, the programme was joined by 50 post-graduate participants from local and overseas higher education institutions.

The briefing, which was delivered by the Agriculture and Agrifood Department, shared on the output of both hybrid varieties that are higher compared to the Laila paddy that is only able to produce up to 3 metric tonnes per hectare each season. The introduction of high yield paddy aims to raise paddy and rice production, and at the same time increase the country's rice supply. The visit was in response to His Majesty's titah in which that all parties including related government agencies to explore the agriculture sector. The Civic Village Programme is a project that is implemented through the Information Department's Work Strategy namely the 'Face to Face' Communication in line with the department's vision as one of the pioneer of the government in disseminating the government's official information. Apart from that, the programme is also a platform towards equipping the participants with skills so that they can become competitive and capable of facing any challenges.

Source: Radio Television Brunei