The P-Noy government program on achieving rice self sufficiency by 2013 is commendable.
The Philippine based International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) was instrumental in the launching of the 1970s ‘Green Revolution’ which helped millions of Asians achieve self sufficiency in rice, Asia’s staple crop.
Adlai known also as Job’s tears with a scientific name of Coix lacryma-jobi L. is a freely branching upright plant that grows to three feet tall and is being propagated through seeds.
Enset is a banana plant that is quite different from the fruit bearing banana that each one of us is familiar with. It bears no fruit but nevertheless yields abundant source of food. It has been a staple crop in Ethiopia.