LIGAO CITY, ALBAY ― Around 400 upland farmers from the Bicol region completed a training program in upland rice production during PhilRice Bicol’s Field Day and Regional Recognition Day, 19 November. The farmers participated in the Upland Palayamanan Farmers Field School where they established a diversified farming system integrating upland rice, vegetables, and other crops. Graduates came from the provinces of Albay, 70; Camarines Norte, 40; Camarines Sur, 198; Masbate, […]
Igorot upland farmers show resilience after typhoon Lando hit their rice farms in Sta. Cruz, Zambales. “At the sight of my rice crops hardly beaten by strong winds and seeds scattered on the ground, I was never disheartened as it didn’t leave me empty-handed. I still harvested a few bags of traditional rice seeds,” 66-year-old Benita Bayao said, during their Upland Palayamanan Farmers Field School (FFS) graduation in Sta. Cruz, […]
Rice Science Museum, in partnership with the RICEponsible campaign team, roved around Metro Manila and in Pampanga to educate the public on good nutrition this National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM). Based in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, the Department of Tourism-accredited museum, implemented a series of exhibits this November featuring brown and pigmented rices in parks, government offices, schools, and malls. “We are doing these exhibits in support of […]
Farming is now a better prospect for the youth in Nueva Ecija who went into farming after finishing few years in school. Through the AgRiDOCs (Agricultural Development Officers of the Community), 20 out-of-school youth (OSYs) in barangay Maligaya in Science City of Muñoz were equipped with both technical knowledge and a positive mindset toward farming and agriculture. After completing the seven week-long training as part of the module for of […]
In celebration of its 30th anniversary, PhilRice recognized outstanding employees and official during the 2015 Dangal ng PhilRice Ceremony, 6 November. Twenty awards were given to outstanding research, development, administrative support, laboratory, skilled, and utility workers. Other awards recognized were 6 best papers, 28 best posters, 34 scientific productivity awards, nine scholastic awards and 18 loyalty awards. “Thank you for your selfless dedication to public service…for exerting your best effort, […]
With 70 varieties and 24 rice machines developed, 23 patent applications, and innumerable achievements in rice R&D, PhilRice will celebrate its 30th anniversary on 5-6 November. Since 1985, the Institute with its Central Experiment Station in the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija, has been leading efforts on rice R&D. The Science City of Muñoz has since witnessed several developments in the local rice industry. Muñoz is now heralded as […]
Ang Minus-One Element Technique (MOET) application ay isang makabagong teknolhiya sa pag-aabono na maaaring subukan ng mga magsasaka. Sa isyu ng magasin na ito, iba’t ibang pamamaraan ang maaaring isagawa ng mga magsasaka upang makatipid sa produksyon, tumaas ang ani at gawing maka-kalikasan ang pagpapalay.