• First rice specialists’ batch under RCEF complete training

    All heart. Following course completion,this year’s first batch of Rice Specialists’ Training Course under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Program are now ready for their role as rice focal person in their province. They will promote technologies for farmers to be competitive and will assist in technical briefing and seed distribution. While on training from April […]

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  • Extension services to serve 2M rice farmers under RCEF

    With the release of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF), better extension services for about 2M farmers can be expected as more rice specialists, extension workers, and farmer-leaders are trained under the RCEF-Rice Extension Services Program.  Through a two-week training on modernized production of high-quality inbred rice and seeds, Dr. Glenn Ilar, training coordinator, said […]

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  • PhilRice to farmers: Just 4 ways to be more competitive

    Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here encouraged about 2,000 rice farmers to adopt ways for them to cope with the entry of cheaper rice from the international market. In the Institute’s recent Lakbay Palay, Lea d. Abaoag, activity coordinator, said certified inbred seeds, machines, credit assistance, and training […]

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  • Market price affects palay price –– PhilRice economists

    Palay price is generally based on the current price of rice in the local market, expert from Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) said. Alice Briones-Mataia of PhilRice Socioeconomics Division said as a “rule of thumb,” the average selling price of rice is divided into two to get the estimated buying price of dry palay. “In […]

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  • PhilRice Lakbay Palay equips farmers to be competitive

    Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija – Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) here will introduce programs under the Rice Competitiveness  Enhancement Fund (RCEF) to more than a thousand farmers from across the country, Oct. 3-4. With the theme, “Masaganang ani, mataas na kita,”  this season’s Lakbay Palay focuses on technologies that would increase rice yield […]

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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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