There is strength in togetherness. This line proves true in the journey toward success of Balangibang Palayamanan Farmers Incorporated (BPFI). When consecutive setbacks confronted them, members of this farmers’ association in Polangui, Albay dared to find opportunities in the midst of difficulties. It started with hunger to learn BPFI members started from participating in a farmer field school in 2010. “We started as a group of farmers who wanted to […]

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The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) is set to develop a rice data warehouse that will be accessible to the public, especially the decision and policy making bodies at different government levels for decision and policy formulation. Nehemiah L. Caballong, project proponent, said that the PhilRice Data Analytics Initiative Project (RiceLytics) aims to enhance baselining and forecasting of status of rice farmers and the rice industry in the […]

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The celebration of the National Women’s Month in March provides a reflection on the contributions of women in government service, especially in research and development.  With the theme, “We Make Change Work for Women,” DA- PhilRice conducted webinars on Magna Carta of Women, Anti-Sexual Harassment Law, Anti-Bastos Bill, gender sensitivity/statistics/analysis, and training on rice production technologies and financial management for women farmers.  Videos and stories on the importance and contributions […]

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Experts from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) encourage rice farmers to make sure that their crops get sufficient nutrients from tillering to early panicle initiation and flowering. Sandro D. Cañete, science research specialist of PhilRice’s Agronomy, Soils and Plant Physiology Division, emphasized the importance of proper nutrient management during a recent PalayAralan session aired through the Institute’s facebook page. “Rice crops yield more if they get the right […]

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The National Cooperative Test (NCT) approved the release of the country’s first high temperature-tolerant rice varieties developed by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice). After passing NCT, the varieties, which will be named NSIC Rc 600 and Rc 602, will be approved and registered by the National Seed Industry Council for commercialization. Seeds will be available in two or three planting seasons. Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas and Dr. […]

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The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) lauds the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) for having the highest number of active scientists in the Scientific Career System (SCS). In the recent oath-taking ceremony of newly conferred and upgraded scientists, DOST Secretary Dr. Fortunato T. Dela Peña commends PhilRice after three of its experts landed in this year’s ranking. “[With 12 scientists — nine Scientist I and three Scientist II], […]

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These holidays, a food scientist in the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) urged the public to patronize locally-grown rice as it is safe and of good quality. In a webinar aired on the Institute’s social media page, Dr. Marissa V. Romero shared a study comparing pesticide use in rice farms in the Philippines, China, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam. “The study shows that Filipino farmers use less pesticide,” she said. […]

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Well leveling of rice fields reduces farm damages caused by inefficient water flow and uneven distribution of fertilizer according to an expert from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice). “A farmer could be targeting 100 sacks per hectare but if his/her field is poorly prepared, we expect a yield loss of 5 sacks per hectare or 5%,” Elmer Bautista of PhilRice Rice Engineering and Mechanization Division said in […]

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To help farmers, especially in the aftermath of three strong typhoons that struck major rice-producing provinces in the country, the Department of Agriculture (DA) urges local government units (LGUs) to heighten support for the rice growers. “We believe LGU executives are in the best position to assess the needs of our rice farmers,” DA Sec. William D. Dar said in a statement delivered by his representative Undersecretary Ariel Cayanan in […]

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As farmers recover from the onslaught of recent typhoons, researchers from the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) urge rice farmers to plant high-quality inbred seeds of a recommended variety as this helps increase yield by 10-15%. Fredierick Saludez, DA-PhilRice agriculturist said that the use of high-quality inbred seeds results in high germination rate, lower seeding rate, more vigorous seedlings, and more efficient crop establishment. “Crops from high-quality seeds […]

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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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