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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Recently, the low buying price of palay and high cost of farm inputs such as seeds and fertilizers disheartened local farmers.  As responsible Filipinos, we ask, what can we do to help farmers in these trying times? Directly contact and buy from farmers We want to make farmers feel that we are one with them, in any way possible. If you know a farmer, who could be just around your […]

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Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here will introduce programs under the Rice Competitiveness  Enhancement Fund (RCEF) to more than a thousand farmers from across the country, Oct. 3-4. With the theme, “Masaganang ani, mataas na kita,”  this season’s Lakbay Palay focuses on technologies that would increase rice yield while reducing  production cost, which would help farmers compete with their counterparts from neighboring countries. […]

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Implementation of the seed component under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) is all set following the release of its guidelines submitted 59 days before the deadline. The Fund covers rice farm mechanization; inbred rice seed development, propagation, and promotion; expanded rice credit assistance; and rice extension services. Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey, PhilRice Deputy Executive Director and RCEF Program Director, said the program will promote high-quality inbred rice seeds to […]

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After three years of service as acting executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Dr. Sailila E. Abdula is assigned assistant secretary for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). He will serve in concurrent capacity as Director I of PhilRice Midsayap effective Sept. 16. As part of his new duties, Agriculture Sec. Dr. William Dar, said that the multi-awarded rice breeder from North Cotabato will harmonize rice programs […]

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Dr. William Dollente Dar, acting secretary of the Department of Agriculture (DA), bares “new thinking” as strategy to achieve four-fold agriculture growth and double farmers’ income. In his acceptance speech early this week, Dar, who have served as the DA secretary from 1998 to 1999, noted that Philippine agriculture, for the past decade, only grew 1.1% annually, while population has been increasing at 1.8% yearly. “We are faced with the […]

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Kanin is life! (Rice is life!) No ulam is enticing and satisfying enough when it is served without rice. White rice makes every ulam extra special. But the milling and polishing processes it undergoes lower its nutritional value due to the removal of rice bran and rice germ. This now calls for consumers to consider eating the healthier and more colorful alternatives to white rice. As we put a close […]

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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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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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