Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Hundreds of researchers, scientists, members of the academe, students, and farmers gathered at the Central Experiment Station of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) for the 25th National Rice R&D Conference, Sept. 4-6. With the theme, Green and smart rice farming for food sufficiency, the conference brought together some of the brightest minds in the Philippine rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   Newly commercialized hybrid rice varieties bred by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and University of the Philippines-Los Baños, withstood tungro infestations in some parts of the country where they were tested for adaptability. Mestiso 19 (NSIC Rc202H) and Mestiso 20 (NSIC Rc204H) produced high number of tillers and exhibited resistance to tungro in a series of adaptability trials conducted in Cagayan, Leyte, Aurora, and […]

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More than 2000 farmers and farmers’ associations, government entities, and the agricultural machinery private sector gathered at the 2011  Agri-Mach Roadshow, dubbed Makina-Saka on July 4-7 at the World Trade Center, Pasay City. The activity aimed to showcase agricultural machinery and drum up support for the mechanization program of the Department of Agriculture, in support of the country’s bid for food self-sufficiency. The Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) was launched […]

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Written by the Web Team   Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – An official of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) toured around this city, Aug. 14-17, to learn how their country could start producing rice and reduce agricultural imports. “Micronesia, particularly in Pohnpei, has so many natural resources. We need to maximize these resources for consumption, and to start reducing importation such as rice from other countries,” Shelten […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recently signed an agreement with ENERTIME, a France-based company, to assess the feasibility of using rice straw for power generation, which could help farmers reduce production cost. “The cost of petroleum is increasing. So it’s important to develop a new energy system that will serve as an alternative to the non-renewable, highly centralized, and not diversified system. The exact […]

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Written by the Web Team   An airtight, reusable plastic bag that protects stored rice from moisture, pests, and rats, and keeps rice seeds viable, is now available to Filipino farmers in selected retails stores. IRRI Super Bags reduce losses incurred after harvest that usually stem from poor storage conditions – helping prevent physical postharvest losses that can be around 15%. On top of these losses, farmers also experience loss […]

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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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