To reduce poverty and hunger, the Department of Agriculture (DA) has increased its investments on agriculture through the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) implemented with research institutes and public agencies. The program, which covers rice, white corn, saba, cassava, and sweet potato, implements projects aiming for adoption of yield-enhancing technologies, increasing income, and improving delivery of extension and research services. Dr. V. Bruce J. Tolentino, deputy director general for communications […]
The Department of Agriculture and its partner institutions are pilot-testing a new training curriculum that aims to mold new breed of extension workers called AgRiDOC or Agricultural Development Officers of the Community. As a pilot-test to 25 extensionists in Luzon, the training curriculum consists of six modules covering principles and values of transformational leadership and development work, interactions with agriculture advocates, coping mechanisms in the extension system, and modern technologies […]
A season-run Farmers’ Field School (FFS) had improved the practices and knowledge of rice growers in Victoria, Tarlac. Charisma Love Gado, senior science research specialist at Philippine Rice Research Institute, found that farmer-cooperators of an International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)-funded project became more skilled, knowledgeable, and confident after project implementation. According to Gado, the rice sector banks on extension as a pathway in increasing productivity as it can influence […]
Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – The Rice Science Museum established in this city is honoring the women rice workers in celebration of the 2015 National Women’s Month this March. Following the celebration’s theme, Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!, a 10-paneled photo exhibit is showcased to display how women help the other workers in rice. Titled, The Woman of Rice, the exhibit […]
To better guide the policymakers on agricultural investments, an agriculture-based model seldom used in rice economic studies is proposed by a returning scholar based at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. Dr. Marc Jim Mariano, who recently graduated from Monash University in Australia, said that results derived from Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model are useful for the policymakers in knowing the economy-wide effects of […]
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Batac City, Ilocos Norte – Gov. Imee R. Marcos sees the recently launched Rice Science Museum here as way to sustain rice productivity, which the province maintained at more than 200 percent. “[Our country has] a golden past that is dedicated to rice security. We were one of the first importers in Asia…..[Now, there are challenges including youth engagement in agriculture]. The youth wants to be at everything except in […]
Two socio-economic studies of PhilRice show that income of ricebased farm households (RBFH) has improved but their economic condition may not be as rosy as it seems.