The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is helping create a better agriculture industry through communication support to the policy-makers. Myriam G. Layaoen, lead of the Science-Based Policies in Advancing Rice Communities (SPARC) program, said that the Institute is assisting policy makers in crafting policies through information materials launched on April 27 in the Department of Agriculture (DA) compound, Quezon City. “These materials published data derived from PhilRice-conducted studies across the […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is developing an Android application from a four-stripped “ruler” called Leaf Color Chart (LCC), which is used in assessing nitrogen status of the rice plant. The handy diagnostic tool, which identifies the nutrient deficiency through colors ranging from yellow green to dark green, helps farmers save one to two sacks of nitrogen in every hectare. Nitrogen is an essential rice plant nutrient for growth […]

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In support of deploying government interventions needed for the rice industry, PhilRice will serve as the operations hub of an information system starting this second semester. The system, called Philippine Rice Information System or PRISM, uses remote sensing, crop modelling technologies, cloud computing, and ICTs to map and monitor rice areas. It also provides data on rice yield, production losses due to flood or drought, occurrence of pest injuries and […]

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About 400 participants including farmers, extension workers, students, provincial and municipal agriculturists, experts, and partners across CALABARZON were gathered last April 18 for the station’s Lakbay Palay Dry Season 2018 at PhilRice Los Baños. The event intends to showcase rice-related technologies and innovations to stakeholders. This year’s theme “Binhing Dekalidad, Pagpapalayang Maunlad!” focused on the use of high quality seeds for progressive rice farming. During her opening remarks, PhilRice Los Baños […]

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Written by Dr. Reynante L. Ordonio   As we aim for food security, producing enough, affordable, and accessible foods for consumers is our battlecry. More to this is to ensure that these foods are of high quality, safe, and nutritious. Not only quantity but also quality A combination of different agricultural technologies and strategies has to be explored and utilized to achieve food security. Among these technologies, perhaps the most […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with PhilRice and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), is conducting an island-wide training of trainers from DA regional offices and selected provinces on the Production and Exchange of High-Quality Inbred Rice Seeds from April 18 to 19. According to Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga, PhilRice’s acting deputy executive director for development, this training is part of the new DA project called Farmers’ […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is assisting the indigenous people (IP) in Sarangani to protect their traditional rice varieties (TRVs). “We have been waiting for this move from the government to conserve our traditional varieties. The entire IP community fully supports this project,” expresses Mr. Celito C. Terando, provincial government project manager of Sulong Tribu. As Sarangani is one of the areas most vulnerable to drought, preserving the seeds […]

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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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