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.
On the only way to a farm in Mataragan, Malibcong, Abra. Rice researchers, extension workers, development communicators, and other stakeholders travail long, difficult, and sometimes dangerous trails just to produce and bring the best technologies to the most obscure fields – for their dedication to service and love for farmers outweigh all the risks and hardships. This issue presents their stories that might have been unnoticed but have brought change to the lives of farmers and their communities
Sa patuloy na pagtaas ng presyo ng mga bilihin kabilang na rin ang gastusin sa pagpapalayan, mainam na subukang isapuso at isagawa ang mga diskarte sa pagsasaka nang makamit ang mataas na ani at kita sa paraang hindi masakit sa bulsa.
Mula sa pagpili ng dekalidad na binhi, paggamit ng organiko at inorganikong pataba, madiskarteng pamuksa sa peste at sakit hanggang sa paggamit ng makina tulad ng transplanter at combine harvester ay sadyang makatitipid ka. Huwag nang magdalawang isip pa, subukan ang Bukid Tipid Tips nang tumaas ang ani at kita.Nakatipid ka pa!
While restrictions during the peak of COVID-19 response had slowed down our institutional operations, the quality of our technologies that reached the farmers still enabled a record-high 2021 palay output of 19.96 million metric tons. In this issue, we share
stories of recovery and growth as we continue to live up to expectations as the country’s premier rice research for development institution.
Mula sa anumang pagsubok ay titindig at babangon ang mga magsasakang Pinoy. Kabalikat ang Kagawaran ng Agrikultura at mga sangay nito, inaasahang ang ani at kita nila ay tataas habang ang gastos ay pinabababa.
For a technology to make a meaningful impact – transforming lives and communities – it must reach a multitude of users. This entails extensive resources. But with consolidated efforts and well-thought out strategies, technologies can reach more even with less resources. This issue of our magazine unveils stories of technology scaling that are expected to make or have already made an impact on farmers and their communities.
The Institute supports professionalization as one of
the Department of Agriculture’s strategies in transforming Philippine agriculture. Strengthening the agriculture career system, improving farm business management, engaging the youth and women, and providing easy and efficient services could help achieve a food-secure and resilient Philippines.
The UN launched the first Food Systems Summit as a call for a global transformation in food systems. World leaders deem the current food systems as unresponsive to overcoming hunger, unhealthy, and destructive to the environment. Amidst these challenges, transformations are currently edging on the fields with diverse crops, cultivated in a safe fashion and sold in a fair market by farmers who were organized and supported through government interventions.
As in digital transformation, it may also be said that the only wrong move in food system transformation is not to make any move at all.
Hangad ng DA-PhilRice ang maginhawang paggamit ng mga teknolohiyang nagpapataas-ani at kita para sa mga magsasaka. Kaya naman maging digital farming ay inilalako na rin.
Sa ating mga magsasaka, subukan ang mga digital applications tulad ng Rice Crop Manager o Leaf Color Computing. Pwede na rin gamitin ang Facebook, Youtube, online training , o text center sa pagkuha ng impormasyon.
Ano pang hinihintay mo, pili na nang ani at kita ay tumaas din!
The dawning of Agri 4.0 brings both challenges and opportunities in equal measure. With inclusive technologies that transcend generations, our farmers will have to brave the new world of smart/digital farming with an open mind for transformative change.
This issue of the PhilRice Magazine shows how the different applications of digital agriculture can change how our farmers and other stakeholders are understood, supported, connected, made more resilient, and empowered along the rice value chain and food system.