To help the farmers cope with and mitigate the extreme impacts of El Niño, PhilRice encourages farmers to plant drought-tolerant varieties and use El Niño-ready technologies on rice production.  PAGASA recently reported that the ongoing El Niño condition is likely to continue until early 2016 with chances of strengthening toward the end of the year. For irrigated lowland, farmers may consider planting several early-maturing varieties such as PSB Rc10 (Pagsanjan), […]

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“Filipino farmers are world-class.”  Cherrie Atilano, a social entrepreneur, proudly expressed to high school students and local farmers in a forum at PhilRice Agusan, 7 August. Atilano encouraged the attendees during the forum to value agriculture particularly rice farming. “I really want you to feel that you are world-class because you are feeding us every day,” Atilano said. The Negros-born entrepreneur also shared her story on how she developed her […]

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Science City of Muñoz – To help farmers and cooperative members earn extra income, PhilRice organized a training on agricultural entrepreneurship, 6-7 August.   Titled Growing Agripreneurs: Mind Setting for Agri-entrepreneurship, 25 farmers from the Rural Transformation Movement (RTM) pilot sites in Ilocos Norte, Isabela, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Los Baños, and Bicol participated in the training. Training facilitator Dr. Rene Resurreccion, a licensed trainer of the Competency-based Economies through Formation […]

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The hands of various sectors (farmers, policymakers, and consumers) represent how complex and elaborate is the process of providing food for everyone in a country with a ballooning population. These hands can unite to help PH’s rice industry move forward and be more competitive. All for rice!

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From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, PhilRice Agusan stands today with a strong foundation in creating impacts on  farmers and its surrounding communities in Northern Mindanao.  With the theme Reaping the Silver, Sowing for Gold, PhilRice Agusan celebrated its 25th anniversary on 7-8 August. Among the highlights of the celebration was the groundbreaking ceremony of the 12 million-peso building for the station’s laboratory and lodging facilities. PhilRice’s first executive […]

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Science City of Muñoz – The Department of Tourism (DOT) has accredited the Rice Science Museum as a tourist facility and as a Local Government Unit-licensed tourist establishment.  With its accreditation, the Rice Science Museum is the only DOT and LGU-listed tourist facility in Nueva Ecija registered in the http://visitmyphilippines.com, a DOT-maintained website. In Central Luzon, the Rice Science Museum shares similar accreditation with the Aquino Center and Museum in […]

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Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has produced a guide book titled Simplified Keys to Soil Series to provide farmers accurate soil identification through qualitative analysis of the soil’s basic properties: color, texture, pH (measure of acidity and alkalinity), and coarse fragments.   Wilfredo Collado, senior science research specialist of Agronomy, Soils and Plant Physiology Division (ASPPD), said that the tool will not […]

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Rep. Lucy Torres-Gomez was named as new Rice Ambassadress in a recent meeting at the House of Representatives, Quezon City.  As rice ambassadress, Gomez will promote the advocacies of the Be RICEponsible campaign such as the non-wastage of rice and the consumption of brown rice and rice mixed with corn or other staples to promote better health. A multi-awarded television host, Gomez agreed to appear in videos and photos promoting […]

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In most households and restaurants, rice leftovers typically get spoiled and thrown out.  Dr. Riza G. Abilgos-Ramos of the Rice Chemistry and Food Science Division (RCFSD) at PhilRice recommends that to prevent spoilage, we should cook rice in smaller quantities at several times of the day to reduce storage. According to Dr. Alonzo A. Gabriel, a professor and food science expert at UP Diliman, a bacterium called Bacillus cereus that […]

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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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