Women-farmers spend more time and receive lower wage than their male counterparts, an exhibit of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija showed. In an exhibit titled, “The Land Nurturers,” photo stories show that women outnumber the men by 2% during planting season. They also spend two days more than the men in harvesting and about three days more in drying the rice grain. […]
Despite equal work, Tanzo’s study on cross-country hired farm labor and wage differences showed that women-farmers earn less than the men by around P108 a day. In Nueva Ecija, the women-farmers’ wage is around P50 less than the men during crop establishment and P216 during threshing.
The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) was cited for its initiatives in communicating agricultural development during the recent Binhi Awards held March 22 at the Makati Diamond Residences in Makati City. Established in 1978, Binhi Awards is an annual competition organized by the Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. in cooperation with the San Miguel Corporation that recognizes communication efforts in the agriculture, environment, and agrarian reform sector. Jayson C. Berto, PhilRice […]
Carmelita Guttierez, 64, manages a half-hectare rice field. By planting NSIC Rc 222, she is one of many who has found joy and achieved success in farming, but like everyone else, her story is a fusion of good and bad days in the field. “We face many challenges every season like occurrences of pests and diseases, which result in low yield. Our farm is not that wide so there were […]
Ang bansang rice-secure ay laging may mabibili, masustansiya, abot-kaya, at ligtas-kainin na bigas. Alamin ang mga sangkap ng putaheng “Rice-Secure Philippines” sa pamamagitan ng iba’t-ibang programa ng PhilRice.
Women-farmers spend more time and receive lower wage than their male counterparts! This is being showcased in the exhibit at the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija in celebration of the Women’s Month this March. In the exhibit titled, “The Land Nurturers,” photo stories show that women outnumber the men by 2% during planting season. They also spend two days more than the […]
Farmers no longer have to worry about low yield caused by water-related stress as the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has developed some stress-resistant rice varieties. Christopher Cabusora, a plant breeder of the PhilRice Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division, explained in a seminar titled “Variety Development Adapted to Adverse Rice Environments through Induced Mutation” held at the PhilRice Central Experiment Station on March 8 that rice varieties are highly vulnerable […]
A student research has found out bacteria that can enhance growth and yield of rice. According to Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, head of PhilRice’s Agronomy, Soils, and Plant Physiology Division, the research dubbed as Enhancement of Growth and Yield of Aerobic Rice (Oryza sativa L.) by Plant Growth-Promoting Rhizobacteria was carried out by Harry Jay M. Cavite, a graduate student from the Central Luzon State University. In a […]
A senior research associate based in a top university called for the promotion of mental health in the workplace, especially for the working women. In her talk at Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, February 27, Creselda O. Doble of Ateneo de Manila University, emphasized that the women are prone to mental health illness owing to their multitasking roles at home and the office. […]