What is more pleasurable than eating the food the woman we love prepares? How sweeter is it if she, too, helps produce our staple food? The woman-farmer in Quezon and Zamboanga del Norte is involved in more than half of the 51 farm activities from land preparation until selling of rice. Her counterpart in Pampanga, Agusan del Norte, Compostela Valley, Laguna, and Zamboanga del Sur does 3 to 6 segments of the farm work.

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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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