To promote beauty and advocacy in the rice industry, PhilRice’s branch station in Negros Occidental organized the first Miss Rice World 2016: The Search for the Rice Ambassadress of Negros. The pageant is part of this year’s celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM). It aims to increase awareness and participation of the public in the advocacy campaigns of responsible rice production, commerce, and consumption. Nine candidates from different […]

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The Philippine rice industry will soon bear the brunt of global competition. In 2017, the government may no longer be able to control the volume of rice to be imported. Cheap imported rice will compete in the local market as long as it is subject to 35% tariff. As a result, local wholesale price will mirror the wholesale import parity price – which is the equivalent price of imported rice […]

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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