Development Academy of the Philippines recently recognized the PhilRice Text Center (PTC) of Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) for its client-centric service, specifically on serving the country’s rice farmers. Garnering 4.4 points from the screening committee over the highest possible score of 5, PTC was cited as one of the 21 government best practices in 2019. The scoring was based on the best practice focus areas, which include […]

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On an early Wednesday morning, able bodies of the Pili-based Camarines Sur Multipurpose Cooperative (CMPC) load up some 250 sacks of milled rice on their truck to be delivered to customers outside CamSur. Along with their produce roll the hopes of CMPC to hoist the livelihood of 1,400 Bicolano farmers they serve by creating a huge enterprise driven by true-blue champions of farmers. The heart of what they do Annielen […]

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Youth joins Rice Month. More than a hundred high school students were encouraged to patronize local rice in a culminating activity of the National Rice Awareness Month, Nov. 29. Led by PhilRice Agusan, the activity highlighted postermaking contest, brown rice consumption, and agriculture appreciation.

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Station’s in-house seminar. Three colleges, two national high schools, and the office of the provincial agriculturist joined the PhilRice Negros’  4th Quarterly Seminar Series. Focusing on “Upgrading Rice Value Chains,” the seminar introduced rice-based farming systems, azolla technology, and RicesStrawPH project.

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Young agripreneurs on the way. More than 100 students from different public and private schools learned about agripreneurship during Central Bicol State University of Agriculture’s Lecture Series on Recalibrating Mindsets: Youth for Agripreneurship, Dec 13. PhilRice Bicol distributed knowledge products and conducted a rice quiz on agriculture and agripreneurship.

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Trained farmer-leaders. About 20 farmer-leaders in Region II participated in the Training of Trainers (TOT) on the Production of High-Quality Inbred Rice and Seeds and Farm Mechanization, Dec. 2-13.  The training included operating agri-machineries and conducting agro-ecosystem analysis. They also visited fields in Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya and Cauayan City, Isabela.

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Rice harvesting in the city. More than 200 high school students experienced harvesting rice in Luneta Park, Manila, Nov. 29. In the 17th Ceremonial Rice Harvesting of PhilRice Los Baños, Dr. John C. De Leon, PhilRice executive director, along with student representatives from eight schools harvested NSIC Rc 480, Rc 222, and Mestiso 20. Students also competed in the event’s Palay Bigkasan and Palay Indakan.

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With the entry of more imported rice, each of us has significant roles as consumers to help our local farmers. This years’ National Rice Awareness Month theme, “Buy Local. Eat Local. Support our rice farmers.” says it all. Do you know that eating local rice will not only benefits local farmers, but also you, as a consumer as well? Here are major reasons why our rice is a better choice. […]

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PhilRice Batac New rice production graduates. PhilRice trained new 33 rice specialists who completed a Rice Specialist Training Course- Farmers’ Field School, Oct 29. About 200 farmers from Paoay and Batac City, Ilocos Norte joined them in the closing ceremonies. Farmers were given introductions on vermicomposting, mushroom and vegetable production, and rice machineries. PhilRice Los Baños Farmers’ market in the city. PhilRice Los Baños spearheaded the “Merkado ng mga Magsasaka […]

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Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) marked its 34th year taking on the challenge of fulfilling its newly added mandate to implement the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)- Seed and Extension programs. With the theme, “Championing Competitiveness of the Filipino Rice Farmers,” the anniversary coincides with the observation of the National Rice Awareness Month every November. “As we continue to embody the mantra of public service, let us all be servant-leaders. […]

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