Written by the Web Team   After President Benigno S. Aquino III declared 2013 as National Year of Rice through Proclamation No. 494, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) launched the Be RICEponsible campaign, which aims to help the country continually increase its rice production. Hazel V. Antonio, PhilRice senior science research specialist, said that the campaign, presented to the public on March 28 at the GSIS Art Museum in […]

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Written by Charisma Love B Gado   A long time ago in an Asian folklore, when a brave youth in Java, Indonesia stole the rice plants from the heavens, the goddess Dewi Sri instructed him to harvest the plants carefully. Unfortunately, the words of the goddess are long forgotten as data from the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization shows a 15 percent postproduction loss for rice. The Agricultural […]

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Written by Myriam G Layaoen   Now that the world`s energy is rather weakening than multiplying in supply, the fuel-dependent rice farming is compromised. Maximizing what’s available may sound rational but converting farm wastes into useful energy is even better. What more if you could produce two kinds from a single source? Inspired by this conviction, PhilRice scientist and engineer, Ricardo Orge and team explored ways to recover the heat […]

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Worthy exchanges. Honorable H.M. G.R. R. K. Wijeratne Mendis, deputy chief of Mission, Embassy of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is considering collaborations with PhilRice and reputable Sri Lanka universities  and exchange of experts during her visit at the country`s lead agency in rice research and development, March 21. The ambassador visited the main laboratory building, Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division, and technology demonstration areas. She also learned […]

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Knowledge Sharing. Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco Jr. (L),  executive director of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) tours Hon. Ir. Odette Kayitesi (2nd from L), minister of Agriculture and Livestock, Republic of Burundi,  at PhilRice laboratories, March 5. Together with Dr. Deo-Guide Rurema, chief of cabinet of the second vice president and Dr. Joseph Bigiriolana, IRRI Eastern and Southern Africa coordinator, she visited PhilRice to learn about the Institute’s research […]

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Written by the Web Team   Smart phone, smart TV, smart chair. With everything becoming “smart,” the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) collaborated with the Advanced Science Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technologys (DOST) to automate the collection and retrieval of weather data. Through the partnership, the Philippine Real-Time Environment Data Acquisition and Interpretation for Climate-Related Tragedy Prevention and Mitigation or PREDICT project – an advanced data […]

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Written by the Web Team   A contender in the Palayabangan: 10-5 challenge, a nationwide farming contest led by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), surpassed the average yield in Isabela and almost met the competition standard despite the onslaught of typhoons late last year. Job Sevilleja of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao, who joined the competition in Isabela, proved that 7.5 tons of rice harvest from a hectare at P 5/kg […]

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Written by the Web Team   Dr. Milagros Valles, Director II of the Technical Vocational Unit of the Department of Education (DepEd), told students that farming is a lucrative career if one “knows the how.” “Wealth is at hand in agriculture if we know the technical know-how and know how to compete in the market,” she said during the 3rd Lakbay-Palay for students hosted by the Philippine Rice Research Institute […]

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Written by the Web Team   The rice in our family. A study of the Philippine Rice Research Institute in Isabela shows that Kalinga traditional rices such as Unoy are nowadays planted in smaller areas with indigenous people cultivating new rice varieties. The study notes that the country`s demand for enough supply and the farmer`s need for more income encouraged them to prefer new and high yielding rice varieties. In […]

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It was a different kind of Valentine`s Day for PhilRice-Midsayap researcher Gina Balleras. While others received flowers and chocolates, she, on the other hand, bagged six awards from an international conference. On February 14, Balleras received the Outstanding Research Leader Award for 2014 during the International Conference on Climate Change, Ecology and Conservation (ICCCEC) organized by the International Association of Multidisciplinary Research (IAMURE) in Macau, China. Balleras` paper titled, Aboveground […]

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