Farmers lead the expression of gratitude to the implementation of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program in a rice growers’ gathering in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, March 29-30.  With the theme, “RCEF, Ano na?!,” Lakbay Palay provided a platform for farmers including Frianina V. Resplandor, Atty. Mamaerto S. Villanueva, Eulogio G. Federizo, and Nariza B. Tan to share their experiences on availing program’s provision on training, seed, […]

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More than a thousand farmers were encouraged to try the farming apps developed by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) during its farmers’ field day in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, March 29-30. Called Lakbay Palay, the two-day event introduced Leaf Color Chart (LCC) mobile application for nutrient management, Binhing Palay for variety selection, and eDamuhan for weed management, drone, machines, and recommended new varieties. Jeremy Turla of Dinalupihan, […]

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Farmer-beneficiaries of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) will share their experiences as it reaches its fourth year during the Lakbay Palay of the Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), March 29-30. To be conducted at Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, the two-day event will host the gathering of more than a thousand rice growers who will either learn more or answer the activity’s theme, “RCEF, […]

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The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program is reaching 80,000 more farmers in Visayas with the inclusion of four new provinces in the program this wet season. According to RCEF Coordinator Rojen F. Austria, the program’s new partners include the provinces of Iloilo, Guimaras, Cebu, and Bohol, which incorporation resulted in an increase of certified inbred rice seeds allocation from 340,634 to 474,792 for the Western and Central Visayas. […]

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Featuring Women in Agriculture | RECELYN M. DORMIDO The MBA Forest Technical School Inc., formerly known as RMD Agri-Tourism Industries & Training Center, Inc. n Bago City, Negros Occidental, has trained and graduated 825 farmers since the establishment of their farm school in 2020

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A market-driven approach is being integrated in the development of rice varieties, in which the combined preferences of farmers and consumers are considered.  In a forum conducted Feb. 13 at PhilRice in Nueva Ecija, major breeding institutions developed the initial framework for a unified breeding network. They assessed whether their programs address the needs of the priority market segments identified by the Module 1 of the OneRicePH project. With complete […]

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It’s a #PurpleWednesday at PhilRice Midsayap as it joins the nationwide and month-long celebration of Women’s Month with the theme: “WE for Gender Equality and Inclusive Society”. The station GADi team initiated a serenade session for all the ladies in the station, and champorado was also served for a healthier and more meaningful celebration. Mabuhay ang mga kababaihan! Happy Women’s Month, mga ka-palay! #PhilRiceMidsayap #PurpleWednesday

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The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) is now ready to distribute 4.27 million bags (20kg/bag) of certified inbred rice seeds, expanding its program coverage from 42 to 77 provinces within all rice-producing regions in the country. Jointly funded by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program and the DA’s National Rice Program (NRP) with P3 billion and P700 million, respectively, the certified inbred rice seed […]

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The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) is set to launch a new online learning platform on the RCEF Extension Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RCEFEx) on March 8. Called RCEF PalayAralan, the program will be a magazine-type show for online farmer-viewers with topics on rice production, rice machines, and RCEF services in seed distribution, credit, machinery, and training. Segments will be in the form of “Rice Balita,” which reports news and updates; “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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