Organic milled rice – Specification
The Philippine Development Assistance Programme, Inc. (PDAP), in its implementation of
the ‘Promotion of Participation in Sustainable Enterprises’ (PPSE) vigorously pursued the
marketing and production of organic rice as this has the highest potential of becoming a fullscale
The PDAP experience has shown that supporting industry-oriented enterprises, in particular
the organic rice industry would increase income of organic farmers and their communities.
This was validated during the series of consultations conducted in Cagayan de Oro, Quezon
City, and North Cotabato which were all attended by organic rice producers, NGOs,
marketing groups and concerned government agencies. There was unanimous agreement
among participants to aggressively promote and strengthen the organic rice industry. The
commitment was concretized through the creation of the Organic Rice Industry Technical
Working Group (ORI-TWG).