Written by the Web Team   Farmers in Central Mindanao experience the benefits of controlled irrigation (CI), a technology being promoted by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), in efficiently managing water supply and increasing rice yield. A water-saving technology, CI lessens farmers` fear of water delay when the soil surface of their fields becomes dry. Through CI, irrigation is controlled through observation wells installed in the fields 15-20 cm […]

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Written by the Web Team   President Benigno S. Aquino III has appointed Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr, a plant breeder and academician, as the new executive director of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), July 4, vice Atty. Ronilo A. Beronio. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala, on the other hand, swore him into office on July 13. Rasco said, during the turnover ceremony for PhilRice chief today, […]

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Written by the Web Team   Diversifying diet will not only improve Filipinos nutrition but will also contribute in achieving national food security and rice self-sufficiency by 2013, think tank of the Philippine Food Staples Self-sufficiency Roadmap (FSSR) for 2011-2016 advocated. In the country’s FSSR, a document produced through series of workshops spearheaded by the Rice Program of the Department of Agriculture (DA), substituting other staples for rice is seen […]

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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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