The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has introduced four public hybrid varieties that are cheaper than their counterparts in a technology demonstration farm called “rice derby,” available for viewing during the recent 17th National Rice Technology Forum (NRTF) in Sto. Domingo, Nueva Ecija. “Farmers are always searching for ways to reduce rice production costs. This forum promotes affordable, accessible government-funded hybrid varieties available for use,” said Science Research Specialist Jerry […]

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To address the needs of agriculture stakeholders to have easier access to science-based rice information, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) launched new social media accounts during its Farmers Field Day dubbed as the Lakbay Palay in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, March 20-21. The Institute’s page on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/@philricetv/shorts) and TikTok (https://www.tiktok.com/@rice_matters) were created based on stakeholders’ demand for rice information on said platforms.  In a survey conducted on […]

To support a Negros-based cooperative in expanding its agribusiness ventures, the Bank of the Philippine Islands Foundation (BPIF), Inc. is equipping the organization with enterprise machines that will enhance the transport and production of the farmers’ produce. Anileen Pajarillo, implementer of the Rice Business Innovations System (RiceBIS) Community Program of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) in Negros, said the Quezon Codcod RiceBIS Farmers’ Cooperative (QueCoRiFACo) has received a truck and […]

Responding to the call of President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. for an “all-inclusive economic and social transformation” through the Bagong Pilipinas campaign, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) of the Department of Agriculture is set to showcase its accomplishments that contributed to the achievement of Masaganang Bagong Pilipinas. As the highlight of the Bagong Pilipinas Town Hall Meeting on March 20-21 in Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, the accomplishments will include the […]

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The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has issued pest management advisories following a report by the Bureau of Plant Industry (BPI) identifying major pests that could pose a threat to rice production in the first quarter based on historical data from 1993 to 2023.  The pests listed by BPI include rodents, brown planthoppers, rice stem borers, bacterial leaf blight, and rice black bugs.  Data show that Region 3 is expected […]

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In a tribute to the tireless efforts of Filipino rice farmers, Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) has showcased a rice paddy art installation at the FutureRice Farm featuring the record-breaking rice yield of 20.06 million metric tons achieved in 2023.  This remarkable feat surpasses the previous record of 19.96 million metric tons set in 2021, which was also commemorated with a paddy art installation in 2022. “The rice paddy art […]

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Amidst the country’s feat of achieving the highest rice yield of 20.06 million metric tons in 2023, Sen. Cynthia A. Villar lauds implementers of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) programs led by Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice). “Thank you, PhilRice, for [always giving your best efforts]. With this gain in rice production, I urge you to continue supporting our farmers to be more competitive,” Villar, also the committee on […]

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Continuing its commitment to upskilling rice farmers, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) is set to train over 52,000 rice farmers and their family members in the country under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) scholarship program. TESDA Director General, Secretary Suharto T. Mangudadatu, said that the agency has prioritized its agriculture courses because he believes that improving the skills of the nation’s farm workers […]

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In line with the administration’s ongoing thrust for a thriving agriculture sector, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has provided training to more than 56,000 rice farmers and their dependents in 2023. TESDA Secretary Suharto T. Mangudadatu said that 56,654 rice farmers and their family members completed various agriculture and agriculture-related courses offered by the agency under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) scholarship program. […]

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Farmers under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) have achieved gains from its programs’ services including provision of certified seeds, training, and communication support. In the programs’ review being held at DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) on Feb. 6-8, implementers reported that seed recipients increased their average yield as shown in the midterm and seasonal monitoring and evaluation surveys conducted in the 42 original target provinces of the RCEF Seed […]

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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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