Charisma Love B. Gado of PhilRice`s Development Communication Division bagged the best regional feature story in the 4th Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corp. Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards held Jan. 18 at Sofitel Philippine Plaza Hotel in Pasay City. Published in the 2010 first quarter issue of PhilRice Magazine, her winning story titled Bringing back the grains, featured how the Institute’s location-specific technology development (LSTD) project can help farmers cope […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) advises rice farmers in six municipalities in Isabela and some parts in Bicol and Nueva Ecija to cautiously use rodenticides as poison rat baits. Farmers in these areas have often resorted to rodenticides in reducing rat’s population. Florencio Viesca Jr., rice and corn coordinator of the provincial agriculture office of Isabela, confirmed that 900 ha of rice fields have […]

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Written by Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country`s lead agency in rice research and development, pinpointed rice production inputs crucial in attaining rice self-sufficiency by 2013 in spite of the country’s low area harvested per capita in rice. Dr. Flordeliza Bordey, program leader of the Institute`s Impact Evaluation, Policy Research, and Advocacy program found that irrigation, adoption of hybrid and modern inbred varieties, participation in training […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is a government corporate entity attached to the Department of Agriculture created through Executive Order 1061 on 5 November 1985 (as amended) to help develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies so farmers can produce enough rice for all Filipinos.

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