Written by the Web Team   Miss Universe third runner-up Ariella Arida joined the Run4Rice, an advocacy run that aims to promote ways on how to be “RICEponsible,” held at the UP Los Baños grounds, Nov. 24. Spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture, the activity is part of the other runs conducted simultaneously in 11 regions in the country, which encourages the public to reduce rice wastage, eat brown rice […]

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Written by the Web Team   Rice Crop Manager puts the power of technology into action by helping farmers decide how to manage their rice crops better. “The use of the Rice Crop Manager will hopefully bring an increase in yield or productivity, and also raise the income of farmers by about PhP4,000 per crop per hectare,” said Dr. Manny Regalado, acting deputy director for research at the Department of […]

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Written by the Web Team   Megaworld Lifestyle Malls, a chain of large shopping malls in the country, had offered shoppers healthy food options featuring a healthier form of rice during the country`s first Brown Rice Day, Nov. 15. As part of their commitment to support the National Year of Rice, malls around Eastwood City, Lucky Chinatown Mall, Newport Mall at Resorts World Manila, Burgos Circle at Forbes Town Center, […]

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Written by the Web Team   Almost three decades ago, pioneer breeders thought of ways to make rice, one of the world`s most popular staples, help solve a major malnutrition problem. Beginning in the early 1990s and using the tools of modern biotechnology, Ingo Potrykus, then of the Institute of Plant Sciences at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, worked with Peter Beyer from the University of Freiburg in Germany […]

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Written by Chona S Narvadez   Rice is a great companion when eating morning, noon, and night. But rice, fermented into Tapuy wine, is an even fun friend when you wish to celebrate, relax, and unwind. PhilRice Tapuy satisfies your thirst With 14% alcohol, Tapuy rice wine gives just the right level of inebriation, with no hangovers and allergies the morning after. Traditionally used by our forefathers for important occasions […]

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Written by Myriam G Layaoen   In Abra’s sloping upland areas, when it rains, it pours. This applies not only for water, but also for the topsoil where nutrients to nurture the plants thrive. But during dry seasons, the water becomes scarce, the soil, non-arable. This leaves upland rice farmers empty-handed for a period. As ironic as it is, the Philippines regularly hosts typhoons yet experiences water deficiency for crop […]

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Written by the Web Team   An advocacy run that aims to increase awareness on eating healthier forms of rice was held at the UP Diliman Academic Oval, Nov. 24, to help the Yolanda survivors. Regions I, IV-A, IX, XII, and ARMM also conducted simultaneous runs dubbed as Run4Rice:Run to be Riceponsible in celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month spearheaded by the Department of Agriculture and the Philippine Rice […]

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Written by Ginalyn V Arbutante   To 50-year old Bernardo G. Paña, the best way to increase farm yields and income is to integrate duck raising into rice farming. “Mang Nardo,” as his friends and neighbors call him, has been into farming for 21 years. According to him, rice-duck farming is an effective system to maximize resources in a farm, which eventually results to increased profits. Mang Nardo said that […]

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Written by the Web Team   Rice with a twist. Students in Metro Manila had a taste of “rice mix” or rice blended with other staples during the country`s first Rice Mix Day to be launched by the Philippine Rice Research Institute at the Rice Garden in Rizal Park, Nov. 22. Corn grits, a staple in the Visayas region, was served to more than 500 urban kids and youth who […]

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Written by the Web Team   President Benigno S. Aquino III had expressed support in biotechnology research including Golden Rice, a new type of rice that produces beta carotene. In a speech delivered by Department of Agriculture Sec. Proceso J. Alcala during the recent 7th International Rice Genetics Symposium in Makati, Aquino said that scientific research is needed to ensure stable food and enough rice for Filipinos. “From developing healthier, […]

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