Written by the Web Team   Extension workers in the three regions in the country consider the Nutrient Manager for Rice (http://webapps.irri.org/nm/ph/) as a useful tool in helping farmers reduce their farm expenses by 50 percent. Nutrient Manager is a computer-based decision support tool featuring fertilizer recommendations based on farmers’ field conditions, varieties, and current practices. Crispulo Bautista Jr, Regional Technical Director for Operation and Extension in Region III, said […]

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Scare me not. Giant and creative Bambanti, an Iloko term for scarecrow, rule the streets of Ilagan City, Isabela during this month’s Bambanti Festival to promote the province as the new emerging agro-industrial capital of the Philippines.  While farmers usually use scarecrows to drive away birds, researchers at International Rice Research Institute allow the feathered creatures to flock on their fields. Researchers observed that of more than 50 different bird […]

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Written by the Web Team   As part of the movement to a more RICEponsible Philippines, new recipes that will excite kids to eat brown rice and rice mixes were showcased in a recent cooking contest hosted by the Department of Agriculture. Ms. Cheryl C. Suarez, officer-in-charge of the Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (AFID), said that it is best to introduce brown rice to the children so they can […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) cautioned farmers to be more careful in buying seeds after the agency had found a rampant unauthorized use of its sacks in Nueva Ecija and Isabela. When transacting with seed dealers, PhilRice advised farmers to contact the Farmers` Text Center at 0920-9111398 to verify prices, rice varieties being sold, and quality of the seeds. Investigations by a Fact […]

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Written by the Web Team   Empowering the farmers and increasing their income amidst threats of climate change is possible through community shared agriculture (CSA) or bringing together the farmers and consumers. CSA, a concept being advocated in the country by the Good Food Community (GFC), assures smallholder farmers of a stable demand while giving the urban dwellers, especially in Metro Manila, easy access to “the healthiest, best-tasting harvest.” Charlene […]

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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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