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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The Philippine Rice Research Institute was recently recognized by the Intellectual Property (IP) Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) for having the most number of patents granted to a government institution in the past 20 years. “Gawad Yamang Isip: Special Awards” was given to PhilRice during Intellectual Property Convergence 2018 held in Makati City, April 26. The said award is usually given to private and public institutions with record-breaking achievements in […]

The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is developing an Android application from a four-stripped “ruler” called Leaf Color Chart (LCC), which is used in assessing nitrogen status of the rice plant. The handy diagnostic tool, which identifies the nutrient deficiency through colors ranging from yellow green to dark green, helps farmers save one to two sacks of nitrogen in every hectare. Nitrogen is an essential rice plant nutrient for growth […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) is assisting the indigenous people (IP) in Sarangani to protect their traditional rice varieties (TRVs). “We have been waiting for this move from the government to conserve our traditional varieties. The entire IP community fully supports this project,” expresses Mr. Celito C. Terando, provincial government project manager of Sulong Tribu. As Sarangani is one of the areas most vulnerable to drought, preserving the seeds […]

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Pampangueño farmers learn rice on air. Thirty-five farmers in Pampanga recently finished a course on rice and rice-based farming technologies through School-on-Air titled “Maparalang Ortelanu” (wise farmers), a collaborative initiative of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 3 (DA-RFO-3) and PhilRice. Armando G. Urbano, one of the top achievers, thanked both agencies for the initiative as they learnt several technologies that they could apply to their farm. During the […]

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Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Thirty-five young candidates vying for the title “Mr. and Ms. Republic of the Philippines” paid a visit to PhilRice to learn about the Institute’s rice advocacies and programs, January 26. PhilRice Acting Deputy Executive Director for Development, Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga, welcomed them with a message highlighting the importance of being riceponsible. By being riceponsible, Barroga emphasized and enjoined the candidates to honor the rice […]

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To work with scientists, attend conferences abroad, and serve as a resource person in training programs are among the opportunities she never expected to achieve prior to joining PhilRice Central Experiment Station in Nueva Ecija. Ms. Josefina F. Ballesteros also known as “Fruity”, is a Science Research Specialist who works on market research in support to rice-based product development. At 24, she now leads a project and two market studies […]

Engr. Eden C. Gagelonia has developed quite a number of machines for rice cultivation. She is a Supervising Science Research Specialist at our Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division (REMD). For almost 30 years in the rice engineering sector, she has published numerous research papers and has served as technical reviewer of many of our publications for farmers and other rice stakeholders. Engineering feat She started work at PhilRice in 1989. […]

Two PhilRice experts were recently conferred with scientist rank by the Scientific Career Council (SCC) for their significant contribution in the field of research and development. Mr. Dindo King M. Donayre, a senior science research specialist of the PhilRice Crop Protection Division, focuses his research and has published 12 scientific papers on topics relating to weed science, plant pathology, and pest management. He has also authored a book on Weeds […]

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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 […]

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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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