In the Philippines, one could easily equate food with rice. With more than 100M Filipinos eating rice at least three times a day, this comes as no surprise. Rice, to date, remains the staple food in the Philippines, making it one of the prized, highly debated commodities in the country. This issue showcases some of the government’s interventions under the Food Staples Sufficiency Program (FSSP) to help ensure availability of rice for all Filipinos. These undertakings constitute part 1 of our special issue on FSSP.
Ayon sa pag-aaral, umaabot sa 50% ang maaaring mawala kapag hindi mapagtutuunan ng pansin ang wastong pag-aani. Sa pagdating ng mga makinang pambukid, tulad ng combine harvester, mas madali na ang pag-aani at makatitipid pa ng halos P3,000 sa gastusin.
Our new brand of farmers comes from different backgrounds. Each farmers has his/her own story worth telling. Collectively, they present new waves of ideas, of innovations, of passion, and of inspiration. The young ones and the young once have proven that agriculture transcends prejudice, culture, status, and generation, even time.
Research outputs will just remain in writing unless passed on to the intended beneficiaries. From laboratories to communities, PhilRice ensures the efficient delivery of rice farming information and technology for farmers’ use. It has concocted over the years various development strategies to extend to farmers, and their families, the feel of genuine transformation.
Before farmers harvest tons of produce, the crop starts with a little thing- the seed. The seed passes through a tedious process before it reaches the field and the plate. This issue will try to enlighten you on how varieties are bred, eventually used as seeds, and adopted by farmers. It will also help farmers decide on which varieties to plant and encourage them to use high-quality seeds.
Sensitive to the pressing issues of poverty and unemployment in the rural farming areas today, PhilRice has refocused its efforts toward resolving these rural development impediments. The Institute’s goal is to create an impact that ripples through the implementation of a nucleus estate strategy. With this strategy, PhilRice stations across the country would play a dual role as an R&D institution (its core role) and as a one-stop agribusiness service provider to the farmers.
Ang ating buhay ay konektan sa klima. Ang umiinit na klima ay nakaapekto sa suply ng tubig, agrikultura, at sa ating kalikasan at kaligtasan.
Ang el Niño o abnormal na pag-init ay nakababawas ng bilang ng suwi, taas ng palay, bilang ng butil, at laman ng butil na siyang magdudulot ng kabawasan sa ani. Ngunit, ang El Niño ay hindi na bago sa ating mga Pilipino, mayroon nang teknolohiyang nakahanda mula pagpili ng barayti hanggang pag-aani. Kaya naman, kaya natin ito!