Posted by Shereen Francia Feb - 1 - 2023
In compliance with Republic Act No. 11163, DA-PhilRice held its first National Bible Day Forum, Jan. 30. Over 600 participants from the Institute and fellow government agencies nearby reflected on how the Bible plays a role in their lives as individuals and public servants. Above, Executive Director John de Leon (2nd from left) is giving Dr. Ronnie Domingo, forum speaker, a certificate of appreciation. With them are Dr. Jasper Tallada, […]
Posted by Christine Mae Nicolas Jan - 25 - 2023
The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) hosted the launching of a partnership on Jan. 20 that aims to promote a water-saving technology that will reduce methane emission from rice farming. Conducted at the Crop Biotech Center, the partnership sealed agreements between the Upper Pampanga River Integrated Irrigation Systems of the National Irrigation Authority, Ostrom Climate Solutions Inc., and three Irrigators Associations. The agreement involves the use of the […]
Posted by Katrina Janelle Alarcon Jan - 25 - 2023
Wellness hubs like a meet-up spot on a rooftop called Roofscape, D’Pharm Herbal and Vegetable Garden, and an arboretum were launched in a mindsetting and mental wellness activity of the development sector, Jan. 24. Initiated by the Office of the Deputy Executive Director for Development, the activity was aimed to strengthen teamwork and encourage staff to de-stress after a hard day’s work.
Posted by Katrina Janelle Alarcon Dec - 15 - 2022
(L-R) Artists Hermisanto, DA-PhilRice alumna Buts Newingham, and resident artist Sonny Pangilinan launched their three-person exhibit, “Ani ng sining at agham” in the Science City of Muñoz on Dec 14. Hosted by the Tourism Office of the Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija, the exhibit features artworks that used rice grains and hull as a medium. Exhibit runs until Jan 20, 2023.
Posted by Katrina Janelle Alarcon Nov - 25 - 2022
Pupils from kindergarten to Grade 6 at Maligaya Elementary School in Science City of Muñoz join the celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) on Nov. 25 through the NRAM for kids event. It planted good seeds in the hearts and minds of children through creative presentations: storytelling, games, Zumba dance, and gift-giving of knowledge products for children. The event garnered a 100% satisfactory rate among the young learners […]
Posted by Kristianne Marie David Nov - 12 - 2022
New crop specialists. Knowledge of 30 farmers in Cabadbaran City, Agusan del Norte was enhanced after attending a course on pest and nutrient management in rice, Nov 7-11 . They learned about the use of attractants and the agro-ecosystem analysis or a way of understanding the interactions of the different factors in the field, which are directly and indirectly affecting the growth and development of the crop. The training is […]
Posted by Michael Satuito Oct - 22 - 2022
Confident Bicol rice specialists. Finishing off their three-month Rice Specialists Training Course (RSTC), the 28 rice specialists taught by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) in Ligao, Albay, said they are now ready to help improve farmers’ competitiveness. According to Benjie Rance, the training under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund, has equipped him with essential knowledge. The training was conducted from June 6 to Oct. 21 at DA-PhilRice […]
Posted by philrice-admin Oct - 1 - 2022
Bangladesh Parliament Member Tanvir Shakil Joy (2nd from R) lauded the good stand of Golden Rice NSIC 2022 Rc 682 GR2E (Malusog-1) during their visit on Sep. 30. Above, the Institute’s top officials share copies of the PhilRice Story Book to Joy and Sanjay Kumar Bhowmik (2nd from L) of the Ministry of Environment.
Posted by Christine Reyes Sep - 27 - 2022
TeknoTalakayan. A new sharing and learning activity under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program provided venue for the beneficiaries to convey their experiences to fellow farmers. Recently, Nolasco Ilas, farmer-cooperator and machine operator, reported that using combine harvester made his work easier. With this machine, he only employed four to five farm hands compared with the usual 15-20 to finish a hectare in one day. TeknoTalakayan of the […]
Posted by philrice-admin Sep - 7 - 2022
Maguindanao farmers favored the Minus-One-Element Technique (MOET), a crop diagnostic tool that determines soil nutrient deficiency, during the Sep. 6 visit of DA-PhilRice Deputy Executive Director for Development Dr. Karen Eloisa T. Barroga in Sustainable Agricultural Farming Farm School at Brgy. Manungkaling, Mamasapano, Maguindanao. They reported that MOET is their guide in proper nutrient management, which lessens their costs in purchasing fertilizers.