The public can now rely on more accurate biotechnology information as agriculture workers participated in a seminar workshop in San Fernando, Pampanga and Ilagan City, Isabela. . In the two-day activity, regional field offices of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in Regions II and III were briefed about the biotech program, principles and applications, regulatory system, and locally developed biotechnology products such as Bt Talong and Golden Rice. Crispulo G. […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Nueva Ecija drums up good nutrition in its nearby communities through month-long activities for mothers and children in this year’s nutrition month. “It is must to assist local government units in improving the nutrition status of their towns because data show that chronic malnutrition in the country is prevalent with  300,000 wasted or underweight children under 5 years old,” Dr. Diadem B. Gonzales-Esmero, […]

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Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas, Scientist I and Chief Science Research Specialist of the Plant Breeding and Biotechnology Division, is the recipient of the 2018 Regional Gawad Saka Award for Outstanding Agricultural Scientist in Central Luzon. He is known for his research in breeding rice varieties at PhilRice and International Rice Research Institute (IRRI). His team led the development of the first released direct-wet seeded rice variety, NSIC Rc298, which is […]

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The Department of Agriculture (DA), in partnership with PhilRice and the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI), is conducting an island-wide training of trainers from DA regional offices and selected provinces on the Production and Exchange of High-Quality Inbred Rice Seeds from April 18 to 19. According to Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga, PhilRice’s acting deputy executive director for development, this training is part of the new DA project called Farmers’ […]

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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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