To help Bicolano farmers become more climate resilient, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) promotes the use of quality seeds in the recent 2018 Lakbay Palay Dry Season held at PhilRice Bicol, Ligao City, Albay. Dr. Jonathan Niones, head of PhilRice Genetics Resources Division, encouraged seeds growers to increase their production of quality seeds so that access to these seeds is improved. With the region’s vulnerability to typhoons, flood, and […]

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Public Hybrid Rice Commercialization (PHRC) Goal: To intensify the promotion of public hybrid varieties through production of parental seeds and secure its availability to users Projects: Performance evaluation of release hybrids Breeder seed production Foundation seed production F1 seed production Marketing and distribution of seeds Capacity enhancement and promotion Program Leader: Leylani M. Juliano Supervising Science Research Specialist | l.juliano@philrice.gov.ph

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Rice Business Innovations System (RiceBIS Community) Goal: To create a pilot-test development model for community transformation that is participatory, market-driven, and supported by a scientific production base to improve the competitiveness of rice-based farming communities. This will be done through the establishment of rice hubs that would serve as farmers’ support system in carrying out rice-based enterprises Projects:  Strategic communication Community engagement Agro enterprise development Capacity enhancement IT-based agro enterprise development […]

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Science-based Policies in Advancing Rice Communities (SPARC) Goal: To make a strong science-based and supportive policy environment to guide national and local decisions on rice-related issues particularly on labor cost reduction, narrowing yield gaps across rice-producing provinces, and access of farmers to credit Projects:  Fostering Improved Rice Research Environment (FIRE) in Policy Building Unified Rice Network (BURN) through Communication and Advocacy Program Leader: Myriam G. Layaoen Senior Science Research Specialist […]

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Rice Seed Systems (RSS) Goal: To increase the availability and accessibility of PhilRice and public-bred varieties by bolstering local seed multiplication and distribution capacity Projects: Assessment and Improvement of Seed Production Protocols and Post-Harvest Operations Seed Distribution Pathways Development of Rice Seed Information System Program Leader: Glenn Y. Ilar Supervising Science Research Specialist | gy.ilar@philrice.gov.ph

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Rice Farm Modernization and Mechanization (RFMM) Goal: To utilize advance science and technology in engineering, biotechnology, and information systems to increase the productivity and profitability in farming, and to improve rice trade or better post-production processes. Projects: Mechanization Technology from land preparation before harvesting Mechanization from harvesting to post harvesting Modernization Component Program Leader: Jasper G. Tallada Supervising Science Research specialist | jg.tallada@philrice.gov.ph

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Hybrid Rice Research (HRR) Goal: To develop wide-adaptive, high yielding hybrid rice varieties suited for commercialization with agro-morphological traits, acceptable grain and eating quality, nucleus and breeder seeds of parents, and F1 hybrids in support of hybrid commercialization. It also targets to develop associated integrated crop management technologies for increased seed yield and seed quality of parent lines and F1 hybrids. Projects:  Development of CMS (cytoplasmic male sterility)-based three-line hybrid rice […]

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Climate Resiliency for Enhanced Agricultural Trade and Efficiency for Rice (CREATE Rice) Goal: To improve the climate change resilience and market competitiveness of rice and rice-based farming communities Projects: Managing Climate-Related Stresses for resilient rice production Palayamanan Smart: development of highly productive and climate resilient rice-based farming system Development of value-adding technologies Innovation for enhancing and sustaining rice productivity, profitability and efficiency in irrigated system Program Leader: Ricardo F. Orge Scientist 1 […]

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An analysis tool called the Rice Integrative Genomics Workbench in Galaxy (RIGby) will be released soon to hasten breeding of stress-tolerant rice varieties. A ‘swiss knife’ of tools for bioinformatics, Dr. Reynante L. Ordonio, a PhilRice biotechnology expert, said RIGBy will help generate genomic data needed in developing new rice varieties that are resistant to pests and diseases and can withstand drought, flood, low temperature, and salinity. Ordonio argues that […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) Batac station joined the week-long celebration of Farmer’s Festival in Batac City this May 1-7. In the exhibit jointly set-up by seven Department of Agriculture (DA) attached agencies based in Batac, various production technologies were presented. For PhilRice, it showcased the importance of farm mechanization with miniatures of the Multi-Purpose Seeder and the Bamboo Bin Dryer. Some activities included in PhilRice’s booth were selling […]

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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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