The changing landscape of agriculture grows more challenges and spreads opportunities to explore other tools for cultivation like ICT to enhance precision and efficiency in rice research, development, and extension. This issue of the magazine peeks at the possibilities of integrating ICT in agriculture.
In December 2017, President Duterte signed Republic Act
10963 or the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion
(TRAIN) Law. Like any innovation, this reform comes with
birth pains. But don’t fret! PhilRice has a set of technologies
for affected farmers to ease the pain.
The key to rice security is ensuring that seeds are of high quality. In 2017, the Philippines achieved its highest rice production thus far. The use of quality seeds is one of the factors that made this possible. This issue features strategies that PhilRice and its partners are pursuing to make quality seeds available, accessible, and affordable to all Filipino rice farmers at all times to help them produce even more.
Ang bansang rice-secure ay laging may mabibili,
masustansiya, abot-kaya, at ligtas-kainin na bigas.
Alamin ang mga sangkap ng putaheng “Rice-Secure
Philippines” sa pamamagitan ng iba’t-ibang programa
PhilRice and its partners are now working
together to unlock the door to rice security
using different keys. This issue features how
each key is designed to make the Filipino rice
farmers and the Philippine rice industry more
Bukod sa kita sa pagtatanim ng palay,
Iba’t-ibang diskarte ang pwedeng
gawin upang kumita nang mas malaki.
Ipinapakita ng pabalat ang iba’t-ibang
mapagkakaperahan sa larangan ng
Ikaw, ano’ng combo-panalo mo?
Machines are farmer’s allies. With machines, farmers could
produce and earn more in a breeze helping them to confidently
compete with rice-exporting neighboring countries. It is hoped that
machines would become part of Filipino’s farming culture.
Sa isyu ng magasing ito, busisiin ang mga
patotoo ng mga magsasakang tumaas ang ani
at kita sa pagtatanim ng hybrid rice.
Ma-inspire sa kanilang mga kwentong nagbigay
ng ngiti sa kanilang mga labi. Paano nga ba
mapatataas ang aning aabot hanggang 10 tonelada?
Intersections among rice, youth, and climate change are
not always talked about. The cover shows that these three
can be interrelated, with young people at the center. We
show that young people are forces to be reckoned with
when it comes to addressing issues relating to the impacts
of climate change on rice and/or vice versa. Engaging
them can mean favorable impacts on our rice-farming
While hybrid is not a new technology,
this issue reintroduces it to the public to help
them learn and unlearn the things that they
know; provide explanations to their judgements;
and consider it another option for them to be more competitive