Written by Jaime A Manalo IV   In December 2012, PhilRice started its collaboration with the Technical Vocational (TecVoc) Unit of the Bureau of Secondary Schools of the Department of Education. The partnership is under the Memorandum of Understanding between DepEd and the DA, to which PhilRice is attached. Mobilising high school students to serve as information providers (infomediaries) is the main aim of the collaboration. Under the Infomediary Project, […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   Farmers need not guess the type and amount of fertilizer and its time of application with the Nutrient Manager (http://webapps.irri.org/nm/ph/) developed by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). Nutrient Manager is a computer-based decision support tool featuring fertilizer recommendations based on farmers’ field conditions, varieties, and current practices. Under the Improving livelihoods and overcoming poverty in the drought-prone lowlands of South and Southeast Asia […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   While businesses are promoting goods for less such as dress or travel for less, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) advances products for more – more yield and income.   A promise that could make farmer’s mornings perfect. Noli Estoy, a 43-year-old farmer from Victoria, Tarlac had recently experienced not-so-good morning. He skipped breakfast and was stranded for two hours due to heavy rains […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   How do we love our rice? We need not to count the ways as many of us think that we could barely survive a meal without this staple food. But there’s danger with this too much love for rice. Rice and diseases Archaeological records reveal that grains didn’t exist until humans domesticated annual grasses, at most 12,000 years ago. In our country, rice […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   There are far memories worth recalling. They enkindle inspiration especially when the country is zealous in achieving its most elusive dream – to be rice-self-sufficient. Old records attest that in 1789, Pampanga exported 28,307 piculs (some 34,000 cavans) of rice with the de facto opening of Manila’s port to world trade. More recently, through Green Revolution campaign, the country attained rice self-sufficiency in […]

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Written by the Web Team   Trainees from the first and second batches of African extension agronomists trained at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are currently implementing their own local PalayCheck systems in their respective countries, and the training of a new batch is ongoing. Lea R. Abaoag, head of the Technology Management and Services Division of PhilRice, said that the training of the African extension agronomists by the […]

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Written by the Web Team   The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the government, and the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), recently honored women rice farmers for their valuable role in helping make the country self-sufficient in food. This was done through the holding of the first “Women in Rice Farming” open dialogue and exhibit hosted by IRRI, the Department of Agriculture (DA) together with PhilRice, and the Philippine Commission […]

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Written by the Web Team   The province of Negros has come a long way in attaining rice self-sufficiency from 10 years ago with help from the Philippine Rice Research Institute based in Negros Occidental, which celebrated that achievement and its 10th anniversary by staging a fun run from Bacolod City to its station on July 27. In his opening remarks, Dr Eufemio T. Rasco Jr, PhilRice executive director, acknowledged […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice only wants the best for the country’s rice farmers. Nothing less. Thus, it stands true to its mission of competitively increasing productivity and profitability of rice farmers to help achieve food self-sufficiency. This is no empty boast – in fact, the Department of Budget and Management has congratulated PhilRice for satisfactorily achieving its institutional targets for 2012, based on the evaluation conducted by […]

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Written by the Web Team   Over 51 organizations from the government and private sector have thrown their support for the National Year of Rice (NYR 2013), which is expected to result to more Filipinos adopting healthier and responsible consumption of rice. “This swelling of support for the advocacies of NYR shows that more institutions are now becoming aware of the need to be ‘rice-sponsible’ or be healthier and more […]

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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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