Farmers of Esperanza, Agusan del Sur are now worry-free of the rice black bug (RBB), a pest that can reduce yield by 10-23% at 10 RBB per hill. This is after the local government unit of Esperanza formally turned over 50 units of light trap to all rice-producing barangays in the municipality in support to the community-wide light trapping campaign on March 9, 2018. As to how the light trap […]

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The women-farmers in Quezon and Zamboanga del Norte are involved in more than half of the 51 farm activities from land preparation until selling of rice. Their counterpart in Pampanga, Agusan del Norte, Compostela Valley, Laguna, and Zamboanga del Sur does 3 to 6 segments of the farm work. They are mostly engaged during pulling of seedlings, transplanting, and harvesting.

In her talk at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on March 1, Ms Creselda O. Doble emphasized that the women are prone to mental health illness owing to their multitasking roles at home and the office. She encouraged PhilRice officials to ensure a well conceptualized performance management strategy and create a “positive team culture” to promote mental health for the rice research and […]

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PhilRice’s Gender and Development Focal Point System conducts a “Ang Ganda Ko, Day!” on March 13 to show its appreciation on the women’s hardwork in the pursuit of rice-security.

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija recognized the contributions of women in rice farming in celebration of the 2018 Women’s Month. The exhibit titled, “The Land Nurturers,” highlighted the role of women through photo stories, abstract painting, and rice art work. Launched in March 5 and installed at PhilRice main building, the exhibit is open to the public until April 6. PhilRice Gender and […]

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The woman of rice, strong and determined, completes her day balancing farm work and domestic chores. On ordinary days, she invests an average of 7 hours; she works for 11 hours during planting and harvestings days.

Labor, a price we have to pay for being humans, is engraved in her entirety. She spends two days more than the man in harvesting and about three days in drying the rice grain. The man, who is outnumbered 2% during planting season, devotes more time than the woman during land clearing, plowing, and harrowing.

What is more pleasurable than eating the food the woman we love prepares? How sweeter is it if she, too, helps produce our staple food? The woman-farmer in Quezon and Zamboanga del Norte is involved in more than half of the 51 farm activities from land preparation until selling of rice. Her counterpart in Pampanga, Agusan del Norte, Compostela Valley, Laguna, and Zamboanga del Sur does 3 to 6 segments […]

A senior research associate based in a top university called for the promotion of mental health in the workplace, especially for the working women. In her talk at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Feb. 27, Creselda O. Doble of Ateneo de Manila University, emphasized that the women are prone to mental health illness owing to their multitasking roles at home and the office. […]

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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