The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) urges farmers to follow the recommended seeding rate in rice production for better yields and reduced production cost. Seeding rate refers to the amount of rice seeds planted per hectare. DA-PhilRice recommends 40kg per hectare for transplanted rice while 60-80kg per hectare is promoted for direct-seeded. “When this is followed, rice plants grow healthier because it can receive sufficient sunlight […]

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At a glance, the chief goal of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program seems pretty simple – to distribute certified seeds to rice farmers. Looking deeper, it is not an easy pursuit, especially if we add the pandemic to the equation. Since the start of the program in September 2019, various partners in the field mushroomed. Among them were the local government units (LGU). Keeping it wide In […]

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The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) is set to distribute 1.8 million (M) bags of certified seeds to more than 740,000 farmers this 2022 wet season through the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.

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Her Excellency Dr. Titanilla Toth, Hungary Ambassador to the Philippines, and her fellow delegates visited DA-PhilRice today to prepare for the future partnership between the two countries. The agreement, which is set to be sealed between the DA-PhilRice and the Hungarian University of Agriculture and Life Sciences (MATE) in November, aims to broaden knowledge on agricultural development through the conduct of joint research initiatives particularly in breeding and educational programs. […]

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Officials and farmers have commended the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) for leading the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program and co-implementing the RCEF-Extension Program. In her opening statement during the Program’s Midyear Review and Assessment on Aug. 4-6, Sen. Cynthia Villar said the Institute has done what is essential in serving the rice farmers. “PhilRice was able to deliver high-quality inbred rice seeds, conduct extension work, and […]

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The provincial local government unit of Tarlac expressed their satisfaction with the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program for three consecutive seasons. During the recent briefing on the Department of Agriculture (DA) integrated rice programs conducted in the province, Dr. Alicia Cruz, provincial agriculturist said the program has significantly contributed to the increased yield and improved access to certified inbred seeds of rice farmers in Tarlac, from […]

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Private-public partnership is expected to accelerate delivery of government service through a digital voucher system called Binhi e-Padala powered by PayMaya, which will be used to ease seed delivery and distribution for rice farmers. Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) together with PayMaya Philippines Inc., Nueva Ecija Seed Growers Multipurpose Cooperative, and Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) launched the Binhi-e Padala in an online event, Sept. […]

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When rice farmers ‘cried’ at the unacceptable palay prices in 2019, Ronald Aceret of Bacarra, Ilocos Norte ‘shed tears’ with them. He figured it wasn’t the best season in his long-lived farming career. “The price was low, and so was my harvest. Deduct the fertilizers, pesticides, labor, and other farm expenses, there was almost nothing left for me to count. I was just grateful and consoled that we still had […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA) urges individual farmers to enlist in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and join organizations to access agriculture-related programs and services including the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Under the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203), eligible RCEF beneficiaries include farmers, farmworkers, and their dependents who are listed in the RSBSA –an electronic database containing basic information of farmers and fisherfolks, and members […]

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While some farmers may look at the world of marketing as unfamiliar ground, farmers of Sta. Ignacia, Tarlac’s Hardinero Agriculture Cooperative found that they can tame the trade game and be champions so long as they persevere. Through their participation in the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) TienDA Farmers and Fisherfolks’ Outlet, they have proven that the best merchants in agriculture are the producers themselves. No traders Launched in 2017, TienDA […]

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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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