Golden Rice

The Golden Rice Project gains more support after over 700 stakeholders nationwide were briefed about the project from July to September this year. In coordination with the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), PhilRice led a series of briefings in Quezon City, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Ilocos Norte, Agusan del Norte, Albay, Camarines Sur, and Tagaytay City. Different stakeholders, such as farmers, policy makers, students and teachers, research and development professionals, medical […]

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The DA-RFO 3 and PhilRice launched the school-on-the-air (SOA) for Central Luzon farmers to keep them updated with the latest rice farming technologies. The said SOA was first aired on October 14. “SOA is bridging the gap between the government and the rice farming community here,” said Felicito Espiritu Jr., DA-RFO 3 information officer. “We will interview PhilRice experts as to how Filipino farmers can become more competitive. We will […]

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PhilRice is intensifying the efforts on raising the country’s mechanization level through exhibits around the country. The Rice Machine Gallery, which took off from the MakinaBang exhibit in Legazpi City, Albay during this year’s second quarter, aims to promote the available machines for increasing farm productivity and reducing postproduction losses. “The gallery, which is housed at PhilRice’s Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija […]

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Sorjan farming system, which originated in Indonesia, appears to be a good alternative cropping method that promotes climate change adaptation, farm productivity, food security, and regular income for the farm family. In a PhilRice Agusan study, a 1-ha Sorjan farm generated Php75,000 additional income in a year. In 2016, income generally came from the sales of assorted vegetables such as lady finger, eggplant, string beans, cucumber, and tomato. This farming […]

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Being a local gives one the advantage of seeing the needs in his community. It fuels the passion to contribute something in whatever means possible. PhilRice researcher Alvin D. Palanog, 35, grew up in a sugarcane hacienda in La Carlota City in Negros Occidental where his father worked as a laborer. As in most agricultural communities in the Philippines, life is difficult in their community during lean months or what […]

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Photo credit: Honors Awards Program Committee, Civil Service Commission Information Office We introduce Mr. Rizal G. Corales, acting branch manager of PhilRice Negros, who was among the recipients of the PAG-ASA award, a prestigious recognition given by the Civil Service Commission last month. Kuya Rizal, as he is fondly called at PhilRice, hails from Sanchez Mira, Cagayan now residing at Bagong Sikat, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. He oftentimes […]

To help increase the youth’s interest in rice science and sustain farmers’ awareness on technological breakthroughs, PhilRice Los Baños develops the Scientists’ and Farmers’ Corners, which will be launched next year as part of its One-Stop Information System (OSIStem). According to Jacqueline Lee O. Canilao of PhilRice Los Baños, the Scientists’ Corner aims to put up displays that will stir interest among young students to take a career path in […]

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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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