Written by the Web Team   The Philippines, which achieved 97-percent rice self-sufficiency last year, is now the Asia`s fastest rice producer after registering a 4.04 -percent average change improvement in milled rice production from 2010-2013. Data from the World Market and Trade of the US Department of Agriculture showed that from 9.77 million metric tons of milled rice recorded in 2011, production increased to 10.99 million metric tons last […]

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Written by the Web Team   With  hotter days during dry seasons, researchers based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are advised not to bask under the sun when the UV index reaches  6. UV index is the measure of the UV radiation level entering the Earth’s atmosphere. To inform the researchers of the UV index, Dr. Jasper Tallada, PhilRice consultant and engineer, developed a tool  that provides easy access […]

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Written by the Web Team   To further increase the competitiveness of rice farmers in Region II, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in San Mateo, Isabela recently launched a school-on-the-air program dubbed as Madiskarteng Pagsasaka. The monthly regional agricultural situation report of the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics showed that from January to March, Cagayan Valley farmers were affected by rat infestations, very cold and windy weather, and decreased […]

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Written by the Web Team   Not contented with  its average yield of 4.5 t/ha, the local government unit of Santiago City, Isabela conducted a season-long rice production training for farmers in collaboration with the Philippine Rice Research Institute from December 2013 until April this year. Although Santiago City surpassed the national average yield of 3.88 t/ha, it ranked 4th   among the cities and municipalities in Isabela in terms of […]

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Written by the Web Team   Farmers` children are living up to the expectation of Jose Rizal, the greatest Filipino hero, as “the hope of the nation” by becoming infomediaries or those who access information for others. Youth involved in the Sagot ko ang Magulang ko, a campaign led by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), which aims to mobilize youth to be agriculture infomediaries, are creating impact in the […]

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Written by the Web Team   The Department of Agriculture recently awarded Dr. Manuel Jose C. Regalado, scientist and deputy executive director for research of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), as 2014 Gawad Saka Outstanding Agricultural Scientist for Central Luzon. Regalado, the Region III`s bet in the national competition, was selected for his commendable and high-impact researches in agriculture. Gawad Saka Award is an annual search for outstanding achievers […]

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Written by the Web Team   Department of Agriculture Sec. Proceso J. Alcala lauded the Central Luzon farmers for helping achieve the highest rice harvest in the Philippine history during the Farmers` Lakbay Palay hosted by the Philippine Rice Research Institute in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, April 1-4. Despite strong typhoons that ravaged agricultural lands last year, Alcala told about 1,500 farmers that they had produced 18.44 million […]

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Written by the Web Team   Members of the country`s major media organizations expressed commitment in continuing the advocacy embedded in the National Year of Rice 2013 launched this year as Be RICEponsible campaign at GSIS Art Museum in Metro Manila, March 28. The Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc and the Philippine Science Journalists Association Inc Mega Manila said they will feature the need for rice conservation and consumption of brown […]

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Millionaire`s beginning. “….Early to rise makes one healthy, wealthy and wise.” More than a thousand farmers flock early to the experimental fields of Philippine Rice Research Institute in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija to learn about new technologies that will help them earn P1M a year in a hectare. During the launching of Gusto namin Milyonaryo kayo campaign on April 2, farmers were presented with the latest rice technologies. […]

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Written by the Web Team   As the country plunged into darkness on the night of March 29, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, joined the 15 million Filipinos in switching off the lights from 8:30-9:30. Since 2008, PhiRice had been participating in Earth Hour as commitment in mitigating the effects of climate change. As deeper obligation, however, PhilRice started its work in developing […]

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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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