Six years after its revival, the interactive web-based system called PalayStat, is gaining more users registering 78,172 unique page views in October this year.

Developed by the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), the website ( took a huge leap from only having 1,442 unique page views in 2016.

Researcher Rochelle Caliwagan said that she uses the platform in consolidating data for provinces that her team covered and when she wrote an article on technology consumption.

“The interface of PalayStat is user-friendly,” Caliwanagan said.

Meanwhile, researcher Ralph Ante shared, “I appreciate the platform because it is very useful to us. It has also tremendously improved from its previous version.”

PalayStat contains data derived from the Rice-based Farm Household Survey (RBFHS) conducted every five years including farm inputs, costs and returns, and yield. Rice-related statistics from the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) are also available on the platform. Intended for the researchers and policymakers, these data are useful in planning and implementing agricultural interventions.

PalayStat is also one of the key sources for RiceLytics, a data analytic model that enables the availability of data on rice area, production, yield per hectare, self-sufficiency, consumption, and future performance requirements at various levels.

Furthermore, it also contains books, manuals, posters, and policy briefers produced by DA-PhilRice’s Socioeconomics Division.

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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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