Field monitoring is conducted in monitoring fields (MFs) in locations selected by DA RFOs before seasonal implementation of PRISM in the regions. Selection of the project locations is based on the criteria set by PRISM and on the resources (e.g. fund, manpower) available in the region.
A Monitoring Field is a rice field where the set of PRISM field monitoring protocols is conducted every season.
A PRISM Location is a group of 20 MFs located in one or more municipalities. Field monitoring and data collections in each Location are conducted by the Data Collectors.