Despite reports on La Niña expecting to last until March from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), climate change experts from PhilRice advise farmers to remain calm as the effects may not be detrimental but at the same time urge them to be always prepared. “The effects of La Niña vary around the world. In the Philippines, it brings more rains while in other countries, the usual […]

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The Philippine Rice Research (PhilRice) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) have continued building a strong partnership to overcome the challenges in rice breeding, as discussed in the seminar “Breeding End to End: Integrating Genotype Data and Phenotype Data into a Unified Product Development Strategy” at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station, February 20. Dr. Joshua N. Cobb, lead of IRRI’s project on rice breeding for favorable environments, was the […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) sees no rice shortage in the country at least for the first quarter of 2018. Dr. Bordey, an economist and the Deputy Executive Director for Research of PhilRice said the Philippines produced a total of 19.3 million tons of palay in 2017 which is equivalent to 12.5 million tons of rice – the country’s highest production in history. The country also had a carry-over […]

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With the country recording the highest rice yield in history, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) further enhanced the knowledge of researchers and development workers to help sustain the recent feat in the rice sector. In the Amazing rice, Amazing race contest held at PhilRice Central Experiment Station, February 14, contenders completed tasks that tested their familiarity with rice science, technology, history, and culture. “The country attained the highest rice […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Isabela Branch Station has joined forces with the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 02 (DA-RFO 02) and other organizations in the implementation of School-On-the-Air (SOA) Program on Climate Smart Agriculture, which is recently launched in Cagayan Valley. “The SOA will be conducted in the region’s major food producing provinces- Cagayan, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya, and Quirino. It aims to involve 10, 000 farmer-enrollees for […]

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Pampangueño farmers learn rice on air. Thirty-five farmers in Pampanga recently finished a course on rice and rice-based farming technologies through School-on-Air titled “Maparalang Ortelanu” (wise farmers), a collaborative initiative of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 3 (DA-RFO-3) and PhilRice. Armando G. Urbano, one of the top achievers, thanked both agencies for the initiative as they learnt several technologies that they could apply to their farm. During the […]

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  The list of rice varieties adaptable to each region has been released after being proven competitive both in dry and wet seasons through the project dubbed as Accelerating the development and adoption of next-generation (Next-Gen) rice varieties for major ecosystem in the Philippines. “These were tested by the farmers themselves through participatory variety trials (PVS). Yield stability, pest and disease resistance, and grain quality were the main criteria used […]

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Rice varieties (such as NSIC Rc 216, Rc 160, and Rc 300) bred by the Philippine rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and Rc 222 and Rc 238  produced by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) were the top five most preferred rice varieties of Filipino farmers in irrigated lowland fields nationwide, both for dry and wet seasons. “These pool of inbred rice varieties were previously tested for biotic and abiotic stresses […]

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Rice Seed Center Groundbreaking in  Zamboanga. The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) together with the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) broke ground on what will become the the rice seed center in San Ramon, Zamboanga City. According to City Agriculturist Dr. Diosdado Palacat (background, 7th from the right) , having this research and seed production center would bring in new varieties including hybrid seeds, which will contribute to increasing rice […]

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A professor has asserted in a seminar that organic agriculture and less meat consumption may reduce greenhouse gas emission (GHG). Dr. Teodoro C. Mendoza, a professor from the Institute of Crop Science in College of Agriculture, UP Los Baños and a member of the PhilRice Board of Trustee, was the resource person of the first PhilRice Institutional Seminar Series with the topic on “Achievement of Food Security in Relation to […]

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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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