Written by the Web Team   Where do you teach the public how to conserve rice, or be RICEponsible? Definitely, in a place where the mind is conducive for learning. The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in  partnership with the Bonifacio Art Foundation unveiled the National year of Rice (NYR2013) exhibit at the Mind Museum, June 25. The Mind Museum, located in Global City, Taguig, is the first science museum […]

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Written by The Manila Times   While the Aquino administration sees the Philippines achieving record palay (unmilled rice) production this year, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is asking Filipinos to be “RICEponsible” which can help the country achieve 100-percent self-sufficiency in the staple. With the year 2013 dubbed as the “National Year of the Rice (NYR2013) through Presidential Proclamation No. 494,” the Department of Agriculture also plans to tap […]

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Written by Mervalyn G Oplas   Should Filipinos be scared of buying rice laced with heavy metals? Study results on the increase of levels of the heavy metals arsenic, cadmium and lead in rice have already alarmed rice eaters around the world just recently. The arsenic scare that started in November 2012, followed by lead and cadmium in April and May 2013, were attributed to contamination from the environment. These […]

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Written by Maritha C Manubay   “The world is losing its capability of feeding itself,” said Dr. Ricardo Orge, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Director for Climate Change. Philippines and Japan are two different countries (in terms of people, culture, economy, and geography, among others), but they have one thing in common; they both strive for 100% food self-sufficiency. According to Dr. Mikio Umeda, Japan’s revered scientist, the independence and […]

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Written by the Web Team   Rice means a lot to the Philippines, because it is the country’s staple food, the crop grown in more farmlands, and a historical testament to the ingenuity of its forefathers. And the best way to show the meaning of rice to the whole country is through photographs that can speak volumes about the staple. In line with the celebration of the National Year of […]

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Written by the Web Team   It’s the teachers turn to be students – in farming. As part of the Sagot ko ang magulang ko: Isang kampanya upang hikayatin ang mga kabataang maging infomediaries, PhilRice trained more than 60 teachers of Department of Education’s Technical Vocational Unit on the infomediary module. The infomediary module is composed of a series of modules on rice production and information hubs in Philippine agriculture. […]

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Written by the Web Team   The researchers of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) demonstrated anew during the 63rd Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers` (PSAE) Annual National Convention that they are among the best in the country. During the PSAE convention, which was held simultaneously with the 24th Agricultural Engineering Week at Cagayan State University, Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, nine PhilRice studies won in the technical paper and poster competitions. […]

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Written by Maritha Manubay   The breathtaking site of the Ifugao highlands seems to exude hope for the country to attain rice self-sufficiency. Despite the promise of its vast terraces, highland farmers are constrained by cultural orientation of planting traditional rice varieties and practicing old-fashioned cultural management.  Thus, the choice between varieties that yields high but with low price or yields more but with high price remains a struggle. Aiming […]

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Written by the Web Team   Golden Rice is still under development and evaluation and may take many more years before it is commercially sold. The International Rice Research Institute said “it will be available to farmers and consumers only if it has been determined to be safe for humans, animals, and the environment and authorized for propagation and consumption by the appropriate regulatory authorities.” If Golden Rice is approved […]

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Written by the Web Team   Rice wastage and healthy consumption are expected to be reduced and promoted in households under a new partnership between PhilRice and a social development organization operating nationwide. The one-year memorandum of understanding (MOU) that took effect June 7 promotes responsible rice consumption and good farming practices in keeping with the National Year of Rice observance. President Aquino III proclaimed NYR 2013 late last year […]

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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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