Written by Dr Bienvenido O Juliano   Rice is the staple food of half the world. It has a highly digestible starch and good- quality protein among the cereals. Its oil is rich in linoleic acid and unsaponifiable matter (lipid antioxidants). Rice is hypoallergenic (gluten-free), although atopic dermatitis from rice albumin/globulin allergen has been reported in Japan and the US. Eating and cooking quality of rice depends on starch properties: […]

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Written by the Web Team   Will transplanting rice seedlings at 8-10 days – a System of Rice Intensification (SRI) Pilipinas technology, increase yield and reduce cost? As general recommendation, rice seedlings are transplanted at 20-25 days old.  However,  SRI Pilipinas, a non-government organization, is up to prove that their technology will produce 10t/ha at P5 per kilo in the Palayabangan: The 10-5 Challenge. Palayabangan, a nationwide rice production competition […]

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Written by Business Mirror   MANILA – The Philippines is exporting 45 metric tons (MT) of premium or aromatic, long-grain white rice to Singapore next week. Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala said in a statement that the rice was sourced from farmer-members of Fitmus Cooperative in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, and Magtutumana ng Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Nueva Ecija. The rice will be shipped on July 22 to Singapore, […]

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Written by the Web Team   The capacity-building component of the Agricultural Support Component of the National Irrigation Sector Rehabilitation and Improvement Project (NISRIP) has attained 82% completion of the targeted 11 batches for the Training of Trainers (TOT) component. The TOT has so far taught 190 Agricultural Technologists (ATs) and National Irrigation Sector (NIS) personnel on Integrated Crop Management using the PalayCheck System. Trainings mainly focused on nutrient management, […]

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Written by the Web Team   Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is currently conducting extensive research on brown and pigmented varieties of rice (black and red) to determine how these grains can help address malnutrition in the Philippines, especially among marginalized groups. Dr. Riza Ramos, head of the Rice Chemistry and Food Division of PhilRice, said that the study on brown rice is being conducted to determine what are the […]

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Written by the Web Team   The National Year of Rice (NYR 2013) is supporting the National Nutrition Council’s End Hunger campaign by helping the country achieve self-sufficiency in rice, the main staple food of Filipinos. The National Nutrition Council (NCC) lead the observance of Nutrition Month in July with the theme Secure enough food to end hunger and malnutrition. To drum up support for Nutrition Month from the public […]

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Written by the Web Team   Studies on submergence tolerant rice and clonal propagation of nipa bested more than a hundred researches during the recent 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the National Academy of Science and Technology (NAST). The study, titled,  Submergence tolerant rice: mitigating the effect of climate change in flash flood prone areas in the Philippines by  Loida Perez, Teodora Mananghaya, Verna Dalusong, Henry Ticman, Joselyn Bagarra, and […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Korean Project on International Agriculture (KOPIA) Center in the Philippines, which is hosted by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), is expected to intensify its efforts to improve rice varieties and cultivation in the country with the appointment of its fourth director. Incoming KOPIA Director Dr. Wonha Yang said that the goal of his stay in the Philippines is to help Filipino farmers increase […]

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Written by the Web Team   As the country sees the prospect of achieving 103-percent rice self-sufficiency for the first semester of this year, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead in rice science and development, is strengthening its researches on organic rice farming to help sustain the country’s rice production in the coming years. The rice self-sufficiency projection was stated in a memorandum to Agriculture Secretary Proceso […]

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Written by the Web Team   A simple formula forwarded by a Department of Agriculture official showed the country achieved a 98-percent self-sufficiency level in rice last year. A memorandum to Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala by Assistant Secretary Dante S. Delima said with improved crop yields, the country may actually be gunning for 103-percent self-sufficiency for the first semester of this year. This figure would beat the schedule for […]

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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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