NAGA CITY ― Researchers from PhilRice Los Baños (LB) launched a coffee table book in this City titled Anthropological and socioeconomic characterization of selected indigenous farming communities in the Bicol Region, Oct. 12. The said publication is a result of a 2012-2014 study Anthropological and Socioeconomic Characterization of Bicol Agta Indigenous Peoples (IPs) conducted by PhilRice LB in collaboration with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) and the […]

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The FutureRice program of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) organized an art competition to help strengthen the Institute’s campaign against the burning of rice straw, locally known as dayami, Oct. 14. Six teams of farmers, students, and PhilRice staff members participated in the event. They were given art frames of beneficial insects in the field and popular characters in the movies. The frames were then creatively covered using rice […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and its partner agencies received two best paper awards during the International Society for Southeast Asian Agricultural Sciences (ISSAAS) National Congress held at the Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) in Nueva Ecija, Oct. 17-19. The paper titled Kabutehan para sa mga magsasaka: Production of oyster mushroom as an added source of income among rice farmers in Candaba, Pampanga authored by Ronan G. Zagado, Genesis C. […]

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Super typhoons Karen and Lawin brought damages in Central and Northern Luzon affecting the country’s major rice-producing provinces. According to the Department of Agriculture (DA), Karen alone left almost P3 Billion in agricultural damages. To help farmers recover from the damages brought by the said calamities, experts at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recommended strategies on how to manage crops after typhoons. For those who were able to harvest […]

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Researchers at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Batac, Ilocos Norte won awards during the 3rd Industry and Energy Research and Development Symposium and Competition held at Don Mariano Marcos State University – North La Union Campus, Sept. 29-30. Engr. Lex Taguda’s team won the best paper award under the professional category for their study titled Carbonized rice hull (CRH)-insulated Silo: A solution to rice seed storage losses. The […]

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Various stakeholders from the rice industry gathered in a policy seminar-workshop to discuss issues and recommendations in the country’s quest for rice security, Sept. 30. With the theme, Toward a rice-secure Philippines: Identifying key priority government interventions in 2017-2022, the activity aimed to identify strategies that could help attain the Department of Agriculture’s three-point agenda under the leadership of Sec. Emmanuel “Manny” Piñol. This includes: fast and effective agricultural technology transfer […]

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A study published by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (ACJN) in August 2016 found that biofortified beta carotene rice improves vitamin A intake and reduces the prevalence of vitamin A inadequacy among women and young children. The research was conducted to understand the potential impact of consumption of biofortified β -carotene rice (i.e. Golden Rice) on the prevalence of inadequate vitamin A intake in populations where rice is a […]

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