PhilRice launched the book, Communicating Climate Change in the Rice Sector, at the opening program of the 2017 National Conference of the Association of Development Communication Educators and Practitioners (ADCEP), December 1. “Rice agriculture is among the sectors most vulnerable to the adverse impacts of climate change. Yet, it appears that little is written about how to communicate climate change among rice stakeholders, especially the resource-poor farmers,” said Dr. Sailila […]

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Mabini, Pangasinan ― Beneficiaries of the Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) in this town trained on agriculture to build self-reliant farm households and communities. “We wanted to motivate the participants to engage in entrepreneurial activities by presenting some livelihood opportunities in agriculture,” says Dr. Ofelia Malonzo, PhilRice’s supervising science research specialist and project lead. This initiative was created through the partnership between the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), […]

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PhilRice’s food scientists found that lees, a residue from tapuy (Philippine rice wine), is an alternative nutrient-rich ingredient to baked food products. In a study by Rosaly Manaois and Amelia Morales, results showed that rice wine lees significantly improves the protein and dietary fiber content of brownies, a popular Filipino snack food. This finding comes from the paper, Nutritional and sensory quality of brownies supplemented with Tapuy (Philippine Rice Wine) […]

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MIDSAYAP, NORTH COTABATO ― The Department of Agriculture turned over P25.9 million worth of farm machineries to farmers’ associations, fishing communities, and local government of Midsayap, June 1. Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol led the mass distribution of 94 machines that include 11 mobile corn shellers, 21 mobile rice threshers, 28 hand tractors with tiller and accessories, 17 floating tillers, 4 trailers, 10 trailers with engine and transmission, and 3 four-wheel […]

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SCIENCE CITY OF MUÑOZ ― A collaborative project between the Philippine and Korean governments has culminated with exceptional accomplishments presented in the completion ceremony held at PhilRice, Central Experiment Station, May 2. The project, Enhancing the Capacity of Production and Distribution of High-Quality Rice Seeds, is funded by the government of Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Philippine Rice Research Institute […]

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PhilRice in partnership with the Central Luzon State University (CLSU), launched the book Mushroom Feast: A Collection of Filipino Mushroom Recipes, in Cabanatuan City, February 22. The book aims topromote mushroom production as an important component of Palayamanan Plus, an integrated, intensified, and diversified rice and rice-based farming system. Mushroom production serves as an additional source of income for farmers through the development of high-quality food and production of feed supplement […]

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To promote beauty and advocacy in the rice industry, PhilRice’s branch station in Negros Occidental organized the first Miss Rice World 2016: The Search for the Rice Ambassadress of Negros. The pageant is part of this year’s celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM). It aims to increase awareness and participation of the public in the advocacy campaigns of responsible rice production, commerce, and consumption. Nine candidates from different […]

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LIGAO CITY, ALBAY ― PhilRice’s branch station in Bicol featured edible landscaping (EL) as a mixture of agricultural “beauty and utility” during their farmers’ field day, November 9. With the theme, AgriTurismo: Bukiring kay ganda, dagdag kita sa magsasaka, the event was attended by over 400 farmers, academicians, and local government officials from the provinces of Albay, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Sorsogon. EL is a small-scale crop production system […]

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In a sector that rarely gets the spotlight, educators will have to take the center stage all-equipped with pedagogical strategies to lure the youth into agriculture. Now that the K to 12 program is gaining momentum, our teachers who handle agriculture-related subjects may have to level up in nurturing the future workforce that will propel the agriculture sector. A recent industry summit organized by the Department of Education gathered over […]

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MUÑOZ, NUEVA ECIJA ― The Philippine Rice Research Institute kicked off the celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) during the celebration of the Institute’s 31st Anniversary, November 7. This year’s NRAM will focus on mainstreaming brown rice as an alternative food staple to white rice. Also known as pinawa, brown rice is a whole grain cereal produced by removing only the hull using mortar-and-pestle or rubber roller milling […]

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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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