Multi-purpose seeder for Abra farmers. PhilRice Batac promotes the use of multi-purpose seeder through a technology generation and verification trial in Pidigan, Abra. Multi-purpose seeder reduces  crop establishment cost and seeding rate as its performance is more accurate than manual broadcasting. University of the Philippines-Los Baños, local government unit of Pidigan, and Office of the Provincial Agriculturist of Abra tie up for this project.     Brigada Eskwela. PhilRice Bicol […]

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Glyza Bandiola, 18, loves planting and farming ever since she was a kid.  But is this enough to sustain this interest? The youth from General Santos said that her teachers in school inspire her to take a career in agriculture. “[Our teachers’] passion is very evident in the way they share agriculture lessons and in doing farm activities with us. Their dedication to help us inspires me,” Glyza said. A […]

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With extended dry spell, Philippine Rice Information System (PRISM) researchers cautioned farmers in  El Niño-affected provinces to practice proper water and farm management techniques. Dr. Eduardo Jimmy P. Quilang, PhilRice’s OIC Deputy Executive Director for Research and PRISM expert advised farmers in irrigated areas to continue planting to cover the production needs of areas that can no longer plant due to absence of water. “These irrigated areas should consider synchronous […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) recently received two awards for its efforts to make high-quality seeds and relevant rice farming information available and accessible to farmers and rice stakeholders. PhilRice officials and representatives received their awards on March 28 on two separate events. Two of PhilRice’s knowledge products in 2018 won in the annual and prestigious BINHI Agricultural Journalism Awards. The Philippine Agricultural Journalists Inc. in cooperation with the […]

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More productive years. PhilRice Midsayap Experiment Station opens its 31st founding anniversary by boosting camaraderie and gender sensitivity among its staff, March 11. Extension activities for farmers and outreach programs for elementary schools will be implemented as the station approaches its anniversary celebration on July 8-12.

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Technology testing. Farmers and extensionists in Brgy. Malayan, M’lang, Cotabato evaluate the technologies developed and promoted by PhilRice. Technologies include Rice Integrated Crop Management and its complementary technologies such as drumseeding. PhilRice in Bual Norte, Midsayap facilitated the testing during the village’s Farmers’ Field Day and Forum, March 1.

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Curious kids. Pupils in Laguna learn about rice varieties in a recent science and math school. Exhibited by PhilRice in Los Baños, displays made the children aware that rice has different colors and forms, including red and black rice, and brown rice. PhilRice studies show that frequent consumption of these rice may help fight cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes.

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PhilRice is a home for inspiring women. Let’s discover the story behind one of PhilRice’s women-leaders and a gem of the Technology Management and Services Division. Lea dR. Abaoag, more commonly known as Lei or Tita Lei, has been in the Institute for almost 30 years. Given her height and tasteful sense of fashion, people would not be surprised to know that she once dreamed and almost pursued a path […]

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  Enhancing women’s equity. To increase awareness on gender sensitivity, PhilRice Los Baños held a seminar titled, “Breaking the Bonds of Sexism: Gender Sensitivity and Its Application to PhilRice.” Resource speakers from the University of the Philippine’s Gender Center in Los Baños discussed gender sensitivity and mainstreaming, and avoiding sexual harassment and violence against women in the workplace. PhilRice Los Baños also joined for the town’s 1st Inter-Agency and 5th […]

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RICEponsible kids. School children from Tabug Elementary School in Batac City, Ilocos Norte pledge not to waste rice after participating in a mobile Rice Science Museum exhibit, March 5. Conducted by PhilRice Batac in celebration of its 20th founding anniversary, the exhibit showcased the traditional and modern ways of growing rice. The children also expressed the importance of rice in the Filipino culture through posters.

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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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