Written by the Web Team   The Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) signed on March 28 a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) during the Lakbay-Palay conducted at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. The MOU, which aims to increase rice yield while reducing farm expenses, stipulates that DA through PhilRice will train farmer-leaders in agrarian reform communities (ARCs) on […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead in rice science and development, had conducted Lakbay-Palay with Atty. Virgilio R. de los Reyes, Department of Agrarian Reform secretary, as keynote speaker, March 28. “Lakbay-Palay is our first Institutional Field Day for the year and we’re happy that farmers shared their experiences on trying our technologies. This gave us feedback on how our technologies have […]

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Written by the Web Team   Availability of information on improved rice farming may no longer be an issue, but access to information posed challenges. With the wealth of information on rice farming available on the websites of the Department of Agriculture, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), and other attached agencies, farmers could optimize rice farming if they are connected to the Internet. However, most of them are not connected […]

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Written by the Web Team   Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala urges about 1,000 farmers and students to help the country in its bid for rice self-sufficiency by sharing the practices and technologies they learned from the Science and Technology Based Farm (STBF) and Gulayan sa Barangay projects. During the farmers’ field day and graduation of the STBF farmer-beneficiaries and Gulayan sa Barangay student-participants in Calintaan, Occidental Mindoro last March […]

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Written by the Web Team   North Cotabato farmers are now practicing synchronous planting after they tried a water-saving technology promoted by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead agency in rice science and development. Engr. Flora Mae D. Respicio, principal engineer of M’lang/Malasila River Irrigation Systems (MLARIS), said controlled irrigation, a practical technique on saving irrigation water without decreasing yield, enabled farmers to share water supply with rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   Health researchers said on Thursday they had found a troubling link between higher consumption of rice and Type 2 diabetes, a disease that in some countries is becoming an epidemic. Further work is need to probe the apparent association and diets that are notoriously high in sugar and fats should remain on the no-go list, they cautioned. “What we`ve found is white rice is […]

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Written by the Web Team   Farmer-leaders of Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) project in Region III are getting ready for a grant turn-over through training facilitated by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, March 14-16. The training, a component of Agrarian Reform Community Connectivity and Economic Support Services (ARCCESS) program, equips the Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in Central Luzon with skills needed in […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Crop specialist based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in this city urges farmers to intensify rat control in areas where crops are nearing the booting stage. Leonardo V. Marquez of PhilRice Crop Protection Division (CPD) said farmers should start inspecting breeding grounds of rats as the female long-tailed rodents usually get pregnant in March. “Rat population […]

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Written  by the Web Team   About 500 rice farmers in Macalelon, Quezon will receive farm inputs from the proceeds of the advocacy run recently conducted by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Los Baños, Laguna. Noriel M. Angeles, organizer of Rice Self-Sufficiency Run, said PhilRice will provide seeds to the upland farmers as support to the Agri-Pinoy program of Department of Agriculture (DA), which aims to provide enough food […]

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Development of location-specific technologies could now be made easier and more accurate with the application of a software program consisting of crop simulation models on rice science and technology. The software was presented to about 40 researchers of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in a three-day training held at the Institute’s Central Experiment Station, Feb27-29. To be proposed as component of PhilRice projects, Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) […]

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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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