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

Program Leader: Dr. Aurora M. Corales

Supervising Science Research Specialist | amcorales@philrice.gov.ph

Strategically Modernized and Robust Technologies for Competitive and Secure Rice Industry (SMARTerRice)


To determine the productivity, efficiency, and profitability of different package of technologies for the irrigated and favorable rainfed rice environments

To evaluate and develop modern rice-based farming models and value adding technologies for enhanced multiple streams of income and resiliency

To enhance the application of digital technologies for advancement and modernization of rice and rice-based farming systems

Program Leader: Dr. Jasper G. Tallada

Supervising Science Research specialist | jgtallada@philrice.gov.ph

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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