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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For the love of Country, Farmers, and Rice

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

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Tipid Tips

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!

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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.

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MATATAG ang magsasakang Pinoy

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.

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Scaling technologies for impact

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.

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Raising the Bar for more agile and future-ready Agri Workforce

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.

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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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