Written by the Web Team   PhilRice created its own hub to spearhead the planning and implementation of climate change management in relation to rice farming – the Climate Change Center (CCC). The center is tasked to conduct studies on understanding, impact assessment, and cushioning the effects of climate change to the rice industry. The Department of Agriculture has mandated all its attached-agencies to mainstream climate change in the Department’s […]

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Written by the Web Team   PhilRice won major awards in the 64th Philippine Society of Agricultural Engineers (PSAE) Annual National Convention and 11th International Agricultural Engineering Conference and Exhibition held at the Visayas State University, Baybay City, Leyte, April 21-26. Five of nine PhilRice technical papers that joined the oral presentation category won awards. Alexis Belonio and co-authors` Development of a Hydrous Ethanol Fuel Feeding Device for Spark – […]

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Written by the Web Team   A study on providing timely and accurate information on rice production bested eight finalists under the Downstream Research category during the Crop Science Society of the Philippines Scientific Convention in Cebu City on May 12-16, 2014. Titled Rice Area Mapping and Yield Estimation for Crop Insurance in Leyte Province, the study had produced remote sensing-based information on rice area, production, yield estimates, and production […]

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Written by the Web Team   A campaign that mobilizes the youth to engage in agriculture  was tapped by an international project to mold high school students as potential supporters in helping rice farmers adapt to climate change. The Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security  of the CGIAR partnered with  Sagot ko ang Magulang ko campaign to “develop an instructional module that will incorporate climate change as a […]

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Written by the Web Team   Farming communities surrounding the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in RTR, Agusan del Norte consider the Institute as their “shelter from the challenges in rice production and during calamities.” In a recent focus group discussion conducted to identify the social impact of PhilRice, farmers said they have benefited from PhilRice’s technologies such as seeds, varieties, and pest management recommendations. Farmers said they have […]

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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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