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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DA-PhilRice Midsayap on May 17 joined the One SOXAARRDEC, a 17-member consortium aimed at unifying planning, coordination, monitoring, evaluating, and sharing R&D programs and resources of partner state universities and colleges in Region 12.   SOXXAARRDEC stands for SOCCSKSARGEN Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium, which covers Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and General Santos City. The consortium will help the Midsayap branch develop a local rice […]

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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