PRiSM is the first rice monitoring system in Southeast Asia that uses satellite imagery and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). It generates information on planted rice area, yield, and rice areas at risk and affected by flood and drought.

Through its data products, PRiSM supports the Department of Agriculture in its strategic planning, decision-making, development project implementation, and disaster preparedness.


Satellite-based rice monitoring towards a rice-secure Philippines


To support the Department of Agriculture in making informed decisions for policy formulation and planning through provision of timely and reliable rice information based on remote sensing, crop modeling, and information and communication technology.


  1. To provide reliable, location-specific, and timely information on rice area planted, planting dates, yield estimates, and flooded rice area due to heavy rains and tropical cyclones and drought-affected rice areas; and

  2. To engage in Research for Development to improve operations in response to the needs of the Department of Agriculture.