Leyte is one of the country’s top rice producing provinces. It is the second most productive in the Visayas and before typhoon Yolanda struck, it was the fifth largest rice producing area in the Philippines.
The opportunity to develop a sustainable business in rice is tremendous in Leyte as typhoon Yolanda left the province bereft of post-harvest facilities – rice mills, mechanical dryers and warehouses.
Chen Yi wants to contribute in a major way to rebuilding the province after it was ravaged by Yolanda, catapulting it back to its rightful place as a top rice producing region in the country. We will make Leyte the most technologically advanced and sustainable rice basin of the Philippines.