The Department of Agriculture (DA) is gearing up this November for the celebration of National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) through series of activities for the public to be more RICEponsible. With the theme, Ready? SET rice! RICEponsible Filipinos save rice, eat healthy, and try brown rice, this year’s celebration encourages the public to eat the right proportion of rice and its healthy forms such as brown rice and rice mixes. […]

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Clark, Pampanga –   Delegates from the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit and Related Meetings viewed the Journey of Rice exhibition at the Clark Museum. “Through centuries, Pampanga is a rice self-sufficient province. In this exhibit, the province encourages the public to cultivate favorable attitudes towards rice by immersing the viewers on the development of rice, traditional rice varieties, and the attitude of being RICEponsible,” Dr. Diadem B. Gonzales-Esmero, […]

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PhilRice is intensifying the efforts on raising the country’s mechanization level through exhibits around the country. The Rice Machine Gallery, which took off from the MakinaBang exhibit in Legazpi City, Albay during this year’s second quarter, aims to promote the available machines for increasing farm productivity and reducing postproduction losses. “The gallery, which is housed at PhilRice’s Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division in the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija […]

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A shift in the Filipino’s interest is gleaned from Nueva Ecija teachers encouraging their elementary students to visit museums to complement school learning. “We want our students to be better persons when they grow up so we are exposing them to other educational institutions that will help shape their perceptions about themselves and the world,” Dr. Genalyn Tangonan, Principal III of Maligaya Elementary School in Muñoz, said. Organized by the […]

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More than 2,000 youth attended an exhibit conducted by the Rice Science Museum in a mall in Cauayan City, Isabela as part of the country’s recent celebration of the Heritage Month. Dubbed as Tawid, the Iluko word for heritage, the mobile museum exhibit aimed to increase knowledge on Isabela’s rice heritage and production history. Danilo B. Tumamao, provincial agriculturist, said that despite the province’s accomplishments on rice farming, most of […]

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The Rice Science Museum of the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) highlighted the traditional farm implements and cultural music in celebration of the National Heritage Month. As part of the new exhibit titled, Transformation in Progress, farm implements such as araro (plow), lingkaw (scythe), bilao (winnow), and kareta (sled), which were gradually replaced with modern machines, are displayed.  An acoustic session called Awit, Palay, at Buhay was also conducted to […]

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Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – In an unusual time when farmers recently formed human barricades to inform government that they are experiencing hunger owing to extreme weather conditions, the Rice Science Museum features adaptive measures on climate change in its new exhibit. Titled Transformations in Progress, the 4th exhibit launched April 21, displays dioramas on emerging yet easy to adopt farm practices that can help farmers cope with unfavorable situations. The […]

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