Shielding the heartland with Agri 4.0 technologies

Rice farming landscape faces constant threats, from extreme weather to market vulnerabilities. At PhilRice, we embrace Agriculture 4.0 technologies to help farmers become resilient and climate-smart entrepreneurs; ensuring a prosperous future for Filipino rice farming communities. We do this by transforming challenges into opportunities, bringing innovations like climate-resilient rice varieties and data-driven pest management to even the most remote areas, so that every grain harvested reflects the hard work and dedication of our farmers.

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Harnessing innovation forces for better rice communities

Agricultural innovation is pivotal in addressing global food challenges. When fully realized, it empowers societies and boosts economies by increasing productivity, reducing production costs, enhancing climate change resilience and mitigation, fostering community-driven solutions, and actively involving farmers in the different pages of the rice value chain, among other things. Harnessing all forces within the innovations system, PhilRice continues to empower rice farmers through science driven and market-oriented innovations, ultimately transforming rice farming communities.

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The best para sa magsasaka

Hangad ng DA-PhilRice ang “The Best para sa magsasaka”. Kaya naman, tuloy-tuloy ang pagseserbisyo simula pa noong 1985. Mula sa pagpili ng binhi hanggang pagsisinop ng ani ay tinututukan namin. Pati paggamit ng makinarya at pagnenegosyo. Nawa ang pangarap na maunlad na komunidad ng magsasaka ay maisakatuparan kung saan patuloy na tumataas ang ani at kita. Sa pamamagitan nito, siguradong laging sapat at abot-kayang bilhin ang bigas para sa lahat.

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Innovating education for the Rice farmers

Education or learning in RCEF farm schools is highly place-based or experiential. It leverages the power of place and time, and not just the power of technology, toward a personalized, authentic, and engaging learning. Groups of farmers learn right in their community about the high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies. They are better positioned to propose and effectively share solutions to their communitybased field problems.

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Farmers’ lives are expected to improve with the new plan mapping abundance in our farmers’ fields. The rice fields may seem to stretch endlessly toward the horizon, a testament to the sheer scale and the ambition of the Masagana Rice Industry Development Program, but like the rice stalks laden with heavy, golden grains, the Program runs after prosperity. This time, farmers are not alone as communities and value chain stakeholders are rallied behind them through the Program.

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Diskarteng wagi sa El Niño

Sadyang hindi natin mapipigilan ang pagdating ng El Niño. Ngunit maaari nating mapaghandaan ito sa paraang PISIKAL, MENTAL, EMOSYONAL, PINANSYAL, at maging ESPIRITWAL.

Sa paghahanda, mas malaki ang tyansa na maiwasana ang matinding pinsalang hatid nito.

Kaya naman, hangad namin na subukan nyo ang aming mga rekomendasyon nang masigurado pa ring kikita sakali mang matindi ang pinsalang mararanasan ng ating palayan.

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Be water-smart

El Niño is usual in the Philippine rice agriculture setting. What makes it different each time is its level of intensity and frequency; thereby, affecting the already heavily challenged rice farmers.

Various studies have been done, some ongoing, to identify best-fit practices in managing the ill effects of this phenomenon. With the available technologies and interventions, farmers and local executives can better manage the expected impacts of El Niño, and are forewarned not to fear the forecast but to be wise.

As several institutions working on climate change say, let’s be “water-smart”

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Keeping farming communities to heart

Keeping farmers and their communities to heart.After the pandemic brought us to a standstill, the world is gradually recovering from the negativities it marked in some sectors. Currently, the agriculture sector is blooming, growing from the pit of the pandemic, which proves that it is one of the pillars of our survival.

PhilRice continues to contribute in the revitalizing of the sector through its new strategic planand programs.

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Serbisyong maasahan, RCEF yan!

Hangad ng Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) ang kasaganaan ng magsasaka

Upang maisakatuparan ito, nakaalalay ang RCEF sa pamamagitan ng pamamahagi ng libreng binhi, makina, at pagsasanay. Mga sangkap na makatutulong magpataas ng ani at kita ng mga magsasaka. Isama mo pa ang mga pahiram na may mababang interes

Inaasahang ang apat na sangkap na ito ang bubuo sa mas matatag na magsasakang Pinoy na kayang makipagsabayan sa banyagang exporter ng bigas.

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Steady perseverance for the farmers

We are unstoppable. Amid the threat of COVID-19, we, together with our partners, continuously generate knowledge, develop high-yielding and cost-reducing technologies and practices, and deploy strategies to reach more rice farmers.

In this issue of the magazine, we celebrate the triumphs of the farmers whose lives have changed for the better and share stories of the unceasing service of the Institute and its partners for the Filipino rice farmers from 2017 to 2022.

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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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