Delegates from the Ministry of Agriculture in Bangladesh visited Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) to learn about the Institute’s research and development programs and latest technologies in Philippine farming, May 25. The agricultural extension staff had a discussion with Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas on the seed system and advanced production technology. They were also toured to the main laboratories, and technology demonstration areas.

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Science City of Muñoz – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has produced an information kit to equip  farmers with information on how they can better adapt to the impacts of  climate change.  Said info kit is a “ready-to-print” material that contains a list of climate change-ready technologies the farmers can  use for rice and rice-based farming systems. It includes the recommended varieties that can withstand different climate-related stresses such […]

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A poster on a PhilRice training program for fresh agriculture and related sciences graduates called the “Rice boot camp” won the Best Poster Award during the 23rd Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines Conference in Pampanga,  May 11-16. Titled “Training program for new graduates of agri and other related sciences to help boost the rice industry”, the poster outlined how top fresh college graduates can be mobilized to […]

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2013 R and D Highlights R&D Programs Farming without Fossil Fuel (EFF) Coping with Climate Change (CCP) Developing Technologies to Surpass the Dry Season Irrigated Lowland Rice Yield Plateau (SYP) Discipline-Based Projects Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division (PBBD) Genetic Resources Division (GRD) Agronomy, Soils, and Plant Physiology Division (ASPPD) Crop Protection Division (CPD) Rice Chemistry and Food Science Division (RCFSD) Seed Technology Division (STD) Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD) […]

In the Philippines, one could easily equate food with rice. With more than 100M Filipinos eating rice at least three times a day, this comes as no surprise. Rice, to date, remains the staple food in the Philippines, making it one of the prized, highly debated commodities in the country. This issue showcases some of the government’s interventions under the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) to help ensure availability of […]

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2012 R and D Highlights R&D Programs Developing Technologies to Break the Low Rice Yield Barriers in Rainfed, Upland, & Other Adverse Environments (BYB) Developing Technologies to Surpass the Dry Season Irrigated Lowland Rice Yield Plateau (SYP) Natural Products and Value-Adding Systems Development Program (NVP) Impact Evaluation, Policy Research and Advocacy Program (IPR) Discipline-Based Projects Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division (PBBD) Genetic Resources Division (GRD) Agronomy, Soils, and Plant Physiology […]

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A recent study identified promising breeding lines that are heat-tolerant and high-yielding after a series of field and laboratory heat stress screening. Titled “Screening of rice-induced mutants for heat and drought tolerance,” the study was among the posters presented under the Plant Breeding and Genetics category during the 23rd Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines, Inc. Scientific Conference in Clark Zone, Pampanga, 11-16 May. Thelma Padolina, lead researcher, […]

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Two professors emeriti from the Kyoto University and Mie University in Japan shared their insights on how to restore the Ifugao rice terraces in a seminar at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija,  May 6. Prof. Hiroshi Tsujii, a senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) based in Thailand, attributed instances of abandonment of some of the Ifugao rice terraces to external pressure that […]

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The Federation of Crop Science Societies of the Philippines, Inc (FCSSP) recognized researchers of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) during the societies’ 23rd Scientific Conference held in Clark Zone, Pampanga, May 11-16.  Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas, PhilRice’s Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division head, was awarded the 2015 CSSP Achievement Award in Research for his work in rice breeding focusing on unfavorable rice-growing environments and direct wet-seeded rice. A DOST-conferred […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), country`s lead agency in rice research and development, continues its efforts to roll-out information materials to help the farmers cope with the onslaught of El Niño. Said communication resources are available for download from the institute’s website. The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) recently reported in its advisory that recent analyses from global climate models suggest that the on-going El Niño […]

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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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