A supervising science research specialist was conferred the 2017 Civil Service Commission (CSC) Pagasa Award during the Gawad Career Executive Service held at the Malacañan Palace, September 20. A Pagasa awardee, PhilRice Negros Branch Director Rizal G. Corales received his plaque from President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and CSC Chairperson Alicia Bala. The Pagasa award is one of the highest awards to be given to a government employee for outstanding contribution […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) is targeting a national average rice yield of 6 t/ha at P8/kg production cost for the Filipino farmers to survive the competition in the ASEAN rice market. “This target, supported by strategic government interventions in the medium term (until 2022), will make our farmers competitive and sustain the nation’s rice industry in the long run,” said Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey, senior socio-economist of the DA’s […]

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Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija –  To help intensify the initiatives of the Department of Agriculture in promoting hybrid rice to help the farmers to be more competitive, PhilRice highlighted the technology through a theater performance during the Institute’s wet season field day, September 14-15. “We conducted focused group discussions with the farmers and used their experiences in conceptualizing the story on hybrid rice. The farmers also joined in […]

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Farmers in Cagayan Valley has more options to reach PhilRice through its Madiskarteng Pagsasaka radio program aired over seven stations in the region. Conceptualized in 2014, the radio program assists rice farmers by airing topics on the latest in rice farming. Its weekly airings revolve around the PalayCheck, a dynamic rice crop management system that packages key strategies and technologies farmers must observe to obtain optimum yield, and PalaYamanan, an […]

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Rice shows healthy growth 14days after desubmergence Photo credit: Jonathan S. Concepcion PhilRice has recently developed a new breeding line, which shows high submergence tolerance. In the Development of NSIC Rc160-Sub1: Progress on marker-assisted breeding study, PhilRice researchers reported 90 to 95% survival of advanced breeding materials under submerged conditions.  The same trial in 2012 reported only 58% survival. The research team employed different levels of submergence in two stages […]

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Working in the agriculture research sector for 36 years now, PhilRice Scientist Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas has been involved in around 100 studies and has published widely in local and international journals. His group led the development of the first released direct-wet seeded rice variety, NSIC Rc298, which is now grown nationwide. At PhilRice, he leads projects with support and collaborators from Japan, South Korea, and eight ASEAN-member countries. Childhood, […]

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A Professor from the UP School of Economics (UPSE) supported the need to invest in agricultural R&D to help achieve rice competitiveness during the 30th National Rice R4D Conference held at PhilRice, September 5. “The goal to attain a competitive rice economy by 2022, as stated in the PhilRice strategic plan 2017-2022, through cutting-edge agriculture innovations guided by science-based and supportive policies is consistent with the broader objective –increasing growth […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) in Region 3 donated one unit each of rice transplanter and combine harvester to PhilRice, September 5 to help promote competitiveness among farmers through mechanization. PhilRice will work together with DA in implementing the rice mechanization program to enable small farmers improve their productivity through appropriate and efficient mechanization technologies. The memorandum of agreement between PhilRice and DA-Region 3 was signed during the 30th National […]

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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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