The Department of Agriculture (DA) reminds the public to be mindful of their food consumption this holiday season during the culmination of #RICEponsiblePlateChallenge, a social media campaign that encourages consumers to prepare the healthiest and most balanced meal in a plate. “Wastage and eating more of what our body requires are prevalent in this season of food abundance. So we try to lessen this behavior through the prompts we launched […]
Two PhilRice publications were recently named national winners of the 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The first publication titled Mushroom Feast: A Collection of Filipino Mushroom Recipes won in the Mushroom category. The cookbook, featuring mushrooms commonly cultivated on rice-based farms in the country, was edited by Rosaly V. Manaois, Riza G. Abilgos-Ramos, Josefina F. Ballesteros, and Amelia V. Morales of the Rice Chemistry and Food Science Division, together with […]
Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has turned over its training facilities to PhilRice Midsayap through a memorandum of agreement signed on December 11. The facilities include training rooms, a dormitory, and multi-purpose hall contained in about a hectare area. PhilRice will use them to boost its development and extension activities through rice training programs for farmers, seed growers, extension workers, and agricultural technicians. Present during the signing were (from L-R): PhilRice […]
Farmers in Zamboanga Peninsula will soon have better access to quality rice seeds as the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) signed a memorandum of agreement to build the Institute’s second satellite station in Mindanao, December 4. The first satellite station is based in Central Mindanao University (CMU) in Musuan, Maramag, Bukidnon with 96-hectare rice seed production farm. “We are trying our best to […]
Rona T. Dollentas is a soil scientist. She has greatly contributed in producing the guide books for different soil types in the Philippines.
Photo courtesy: Edwin C. Martin In a study conducted by a team of PhilRice’s weed science researchers, it appears that the growth and development of weedy rice are higher than cultivated rice. It also matures earlier than cultivated rice and its seedlings can survive even in adverse environmental conditions. Weedy rice is a type of a grain-bearing weed, considered as a pest, which reduces rice yields, affects quality of rice […]
Often, we only see people get their awards, but we hardly learn about their stories. We know that someone must have done something extraordinary, but we do not always get the chance to know more about the person’s motivations for doing good. This year’s Dangal ng PhilRice Outstanding Junior Development Worker, Jose Arnel E. Cordova, 35, shares his stories as a development staff member in PhilRice Negros, which serves farmers […]