Written by the Web Team   A study of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhlRice) had recommended the indirect engagement of youth in rice farming as results revealed that farmers’ children care about the livelihood that had supported their family. The study of Jaime A. Manalo IV titled, Really, they don’t want to farm?: Challenging existing orthodoxies on youth perceptions on rice farming in the Philippines challenged wide perception on youth […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Crop Science Society of the Philippines (CSSP) had awarded researchers of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) during its 42nd annual conference held at A&A Hotel in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, April 16-21. With the theme, Linking crop science technology and farmers toward sustainable agricultural productivity, the six-day conference highlighted special awards and paper and poster competitions in upstream and downstream research, socio-economics, and […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had tied-up with Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to lead its second five-year project to improve agriculture production in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM). To be implemented until 2017, the technical cooperation project called Rice-based farming technology project for ARMM, is in full swing this month in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of […]

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Written by the Web Team   To encourage more innovation in rice science and development, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) will host a patent library following a memorandum of agreement (MOA) recently signed between the Institute and Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IP Philippines). Jerry C. Serapion, in-charge of PhilRice’s Intellectual Property Management, said the agreement was forged to educate researchers on global scientific and technology information and facilitate […]

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Written by Andrei B Lanuza   From a rice breeder’s perspective, field trials are crucial in determining and testing the different traits of a new rice variety, either produced via traditional methods or through modern biotechnology. Some agronomic characteristics that are often determined during field tests include pest and disease resistance, and climate tolerance. Field trials are essential in determining the adaptability of any rice variety under development for local […]

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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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