|Since 2017, PRiSM is the first to implement a nationwide satellite imaging and information and communications technology‒based rice monitoring system in Southeast Asia. PRiSM generates digital rice-planted area maps from time-series earth images using remote sensing technology. It also extracts information, such as rice area planted, planting dates, and extent of rice fields affected by flood and drought using digital cartography. Rice yield estimates are produced from digital information derived from processed satellite images, ground data collected using mobile technology applications, and crop growth simulation models.
With this, PRiSM supports the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) in strategic planning, decision-making, development project implementation, and disaster preparedness through the provision of near real-time information. Digital technologies, such as earth observation satellites, communication systems, computer application programs, and electronic sensors, are used by PRiSM during the process. Through this initiative, the system helps DA fulfill its vision of a technology-based agriculture that will empower the farming communities to produce adequate, accessible, and affordable food for every Filipino.