PhilRice has kicked off the national advocacy of the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) dubbed as the 18-day Campaign to End Violence Against Women (VAW) with the theme “United for a VAW-free Philippines.” The national advocacy seeks to heighten public awareness and garner support for multi-stakeholder efforts aimed at eradicating Violence Against Women (VAW). The 2022 Philippine National Demographic Health Survey released by the Philippine Statistics Authority showed that 18 […]

To help prevent the imminent food shortage due to the aging of farmers, the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) and two clubs of Kiwanis International are intensifying efforts to revitalize agriculture through youth education. Citing an information from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture, Glenda Hufano, governor of Kiwanis International-Philippine Luzon District, said that with the typical age of Filipino farmers falling between 55 […]

Following the Institute’s recognition in the 2022 Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) Gender and Development Plans & Budget  recognition, staff from the DAP visited DA-PhilRice to document our outstanding Gender and Development (GAD) mainstreaming as part of DAP’s effort to create a comprehensive compendium of government best practices. “It is never easy to mainstream GAD in an institution, and as we proceeded with the data collection, we witnessed that […]

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A New Zealand-based organization and the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) recently commended the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) for placing inclusivity at the core of its internal and external services. The Center for Organizational Excellence Research (COER) in early August recognized PhilRice’s gender and development (GAD) mainstreaming as an outstanding international best practice under the social responsibility category among 82 worldwide contenders.  COER, an organization dedicated to benchmarking and […]

The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) awarded PhilRice the GADtimpala Silver for Outstanding Gender-Responsive Agency and the GADtimpala Bronze for the Exemplary GAD Focal Point System (GADtimpala AlaGAD) due to its commendable efforts in mainstreaming gender equality, diversity, and social inclusion. The GADtimpala selection committee, comprising representatives from national government agencies, acknowledged the Institute’s achievements in four areas: policy; people; enabling mechanisms; and programs, projects, and activities. The PCW evaluators […]

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The Gender and Development Focal Point System introduces the new recurring theme of the National Women’s Month celebration, which will be used from this year until 2028. The theme, “WE for gender equality and inclusive society,” was presented in an “edutainment” approach including ‘GAD You Know’ trivia, #PurpleWednesday, and #PurpleYourIcon advocacy. Staff were oriented on gender sensitivity, GAD mainstreaming, and gender equality and women empowerment to ensure that PhilRice projects […]

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Anchored on the Institute’s mandate, DA-PhilRice continues to ensure that gender and development (GAD) is integrated in its new strategic plan to be implemented from 2023 to 2028. Projects under the new programs are evaluated through a checklist determining whether these are gender-sensitive and responsive. Implementers also ensure that harmonized GAD guidelines, which provide a framework for project development, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation are followed. In a study conducted by […]

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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