The PhilRice Midsayap Admin group is boosting station operations by updating R4DE staffers on government procurement policies in preparation for 2024 operations. In October, the Property Management Unit presented updates on RA 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act. The briefing aimed to improve the acumen and skills of study and project leaders for a more efficient planning and implementation of their R4DE workloads. The Admin group likewise led the […]

Celebrating the station’s dedication to rice farmers in Southwestern Mindanao, PhilRice Midsayap commemorated its 35th founding anniversary on July 10-14. The week-long celebration featured a series of activities that highlighted the invaluable contribution of the station’s stakeholders to the continued success of its R4D initiatives and operations. Festivities commenced with a tree-planting activity and the launching of an arboretum within the compound, as well as an outreach and feeding program […]

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PhilRice in North Cotabato is seeking solon support to enhance access to high-quality seeds and improve production within its coverage area. Ommal Abdulkadil, Midsayap assistant branch director, proposed a multi-purpose building for funding to Rep. Joselito Sacdalan of Cotabato 1st Congressional District. The facility will serve as a farmers’ venue and technology demonstration area. “With the resumption of face-to-face interactions, the facility will play a crucial role in supporting the […]

PhilRice in Bual Norte, Midsayap is set to conduct knowledge sharing and learning (KSL) series on pest management and ecological engineering in three provinces. As the Institute’s pest management center, the station will promote the recommendations this second quarter in Zamboanga del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, and Cotabato. “We will conduct the KSL series in provinces that were not previously reached by the same interventions from the Institute. We are hoping […]

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Learning gaps in rice production technologies will soon be addressed in certain Mindanao regions through a communication needs assessment (CNA) to be conducted with the National Irrigation Administration (NIA).  OIC Branch Director Ommal Abdulkadil of DA-PhilRice Midsayap said that the CNA results will guide the two organizations in delivering timely and harmonized communication and extension services. Representatives from the irrigators’ associations in Regions 9, 12, and the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region […]

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To showcase the performance of high-yielding rice varieties and boost the adoption of location-specific rice production technologies in Tawi-Tawi, a rice model farm will be established in 2023. This is a joint effort of the Midsayap branch, the local government unit of Languyan headed by Mayor Abduhasan Ismail Sali, and the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR) Tawi-Tawi. The farm will rise in Brgy. Darussalam, Languyan in support […]

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The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) continues to explore digital solutions to improve  certified seed distribution under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.  Recently, the institute through its RCEF unit at DA-PhilRice Midsayap pilot-scaled its pre-registration initiative in Brgy. New Iloilo, Tantangan, South Cotabato. Verified farmer-beneficiaries registered and submitted their farming-related profile via the RCEF Seed Program website days prior to distribution. They can […]

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In support of the aspiration of President Ferdinand E. Marcos Jr., the SanGlad RiceBIS Farmers Association sold milled rice at PhP20/kilo in a recent Lakbay Palay of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in Bual Norte, Midsayap. Merily Ortega, president of SanGlad, said that with the guidance of the Rice Business Innovations System (RiceBIS) program of DA-PhilRice from production to marketing, they managed to produce palay and sell […]

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In a village in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, the fear caused by an unfortunate event here seven years ago is now supplanted with faith that farmers can improve their lives; thanks to an opportunity opened up by the Villar Sipag Foundation and maintained by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Modrika A. Masukat, owner of MORE SAF 44 – an RCEF farm school, recalled that after the town incident in 2015, residents […]

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Subsequent to the donation of three agricultural equipment by the Hungarian government through its embassy in Manila, the Midsayap branch station is now beefing up its capabilities in rice processing. Equipment include one unit of chopper for chopping rice straw to suitable cutting length, a grader for classifying rice and extracting broken rice that is important in rice mills, and a rotary hay rake for collecting cut hay or rice […]

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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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