A farmer in Brgy. Pandan, Castilla, Sorsogon used available materials in his house in assembling a plastic drum seeder –  a machine that plants rice. With the rising cost of rice production, Ernesto Apuli improvised the drum seeder through wheels from an old bike and metal frames from an old jeepney. Apuli learned about the machine in a technical briefing conducted by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice). […]

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Students from the Philippine Science High School (Pisay)–Bicol Region Campus were encouraged to become #BeRICEponsible advocates during their visit to DA-PhilRice Bicol, Nov. 17. They were urged not to waste a single grain of rice and appreciate rice farmers by means of thanking and valuing the food they provide to Filipinos. “I promised to become more RICEponsible in consuming rice as it is not easy to grow it,” said Leira […]

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Confident Bicol rice specialists. Finishing off their three-month Rice Specialists Training Course (RSTC), the 28 rice specialists taught by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in Ligao, Albay, said they are now ready to help improve farmers’ competitiveness. According to Benjie Rance, the training under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund, has equipped him with essential knowledge. The training was conducted from June 6 to Oct. 21 at DA-PhilRice […]

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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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