• M20

    Mestiso 20 impresses farmers

    Mestiso 20 (NSIC Rc 204H), a public hybrid rice bred by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and University of the Philippines in Los Banos, showed good performance in the technology demonstration farms in Region I. “The performance of M20 is at par with the hybrid rice varieties of private companies. I observed M20 didn’t […]

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  • GRD Building

    PH rice germplasms now better conserved

    Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Superior rice varieties from the public breeding sector can be expected soon with the completion of a Genetic Resources Laboratory and Genebank housed at the Central Experiment Station of Philippine Rice Research Institute. Worth P23 million, the newly inaugurated facility houses more than 5000 Philippine traditional rice varieties […]

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  • Hybrid Derby

    Farmers participate in Hybrid Rice Derby

      Farmers participate in Hybrid Rice Derby. More than 200 rice farmers, researchers, agricultural technicians, and local officials participated in the Hybrid Rice Derby: Provincial Techno Forum and Harvest Festival in Cabugao, Ilocos Sur on February 1. One of the 18 hybrid rice varieties showcased is Mestiso 20, a public hybrid rice that yields 6.4-11.7t/ha […]

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  • PhilRice workers

    Villar trusts RICE fund workers

    Sen. Cynthia Villar expressed confidence that government institutions will effectively implement the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund or RICE fund once the tariffication bill is passed into law. “Kailangang magtiwala sa kanila dahil kung hindi, walang mangyayari (We need to trust them for the programs to work),” Villar told media in a graduation ceremony of the […]

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  • Tariffication

    PhilRice readies for rice tariff act

    Head of the country’s lead agency on rice research for development rallies workers to support the upcoming Rice Tariffication Act or currently the Senate Bill 1998, which aims to replace import restrictions on rice with tariffs. Dr. Sailila E. Abdula, acting executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), urged in his statement early this month […]

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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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