Written by the Web Team   Local executives in the country are prioritizing measures that will reduce rice wastage as commitment in sustaining the National Year of Rice 2013, which will be launched this year as the Be RICEponsible campaign. During last year’s Vice Mayors’ League of the Philippines meeting, around 130 towns and cities pledged to support policies that would  promote responsible rice consumption for the country to be […]

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Written by Chona Mae S Narvadez   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has promoted the long-grain, white Mestizo rice in the past. The present, however, belongs to the fast becoming popular brown rice, available at PhilRice as Beautiful Brown rice. Consumers are guaranteed of consistent product quality as PhilRice uses only select varieties for its Beautiful Brown rice product. These varieties are backed by sensory tests and proven by […]

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Written by Chona Mae S Narvadez   From rice that you can eat to rice that you can`t eat.  Find the latest rice and its related products on FB and like www.facebook.com/philriceproducts as source of information on what’s available at PhilRice stores. There is something for everyone on the page. Seed growers are updated on the available seeds, while researchers, students, and farm managers are informed on the latest book […]

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Written by the Web Team Artsy farmers . Farmers can earn additional income from their handpicked golden apple snails or golden kuhol, major pests in rice production that could reduce yield by up to 40 percent. Dried shells from handpicked snails can be marketed as wall or table décor, key chain, or candle holder. Cherry Ann Dumahin, a researcher in Philippine Rice Research Institute based in Isabela, said that a […]

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Written by the Web Team   Police powers and legal remedies are not the only ways to  stop rice smuggling as Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), the country’s lead in rice science and development, proposes a long-term solution. PhilRice economists, Dr. Flordeliza Bordey and Aileen Litonjua, said that eliminating the opportunity to smuggle can reduce, if not stop rice smuggling. They said that the prospect of raking-in high profits owing […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) fast tracks the adaptation of farming technologies with its seven branches across the country implementing a more developmental approach. During the institute`s 59th Board of Trustees meeting last month, the highest policy-making body agreed that the branch stations will broaden its development focus to address other farming needs in the community. Until last year, PhilRice stations have specialized […]

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Written by the Web Team   Protect rice plants against golden apple snail or golden kuhol few days after they are transplanted, an expert from the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) advised the farmers. Golden Kuhol, considered a major pest as it could reduce yield by up to 40 percent, devour young plants from the base; damaging the leaves and leaf sheaths. “When these parts are removed, the transplanted plants […]

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Written by the Web Team   Economists based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) found in their studies that low investment in research and development (R&D) slows down agricultural productivity. In a volume of the 12-monograph series in Productivity Growth in Philippine Agriculture authored by Flordeliza Bordey and Sergio Francisco of PhilRice Socioeconomics Division, they stated that the country’s ability to feed an increasing population or total factor productivity is […]

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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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