The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has distributed, as of Jan. 31, 1.24 million bags of certified seeds as assistance to farmers under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) planting an estimated area of 609,000 ha for this dry season. Data also show that more than 480,000 farmers in major rice-producing areas nationwide have already benefited from the RCEF seeds program, the RCEF- Program Management Office (PMO) reported during its […]

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With the roll out of the seed distribution for Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), analysts emphasize that seeds undergo tedious quality control process prior its distribution. Ensuring high-quality of seeds is part of the government’s support to Filipino rice farmers affected by the surge of rice imports in the market. Josephine Reyes, Chief of the National Seed Quality Control Services (NSQCS), said seeds go through series of processes for certification […]

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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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