• RCEF training programs for farmers to continue

    Training programs for farmers covered by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) under the Rice Tariffication Law will continue while ensuring healthy and safety practices in its activities to minimize COVID-19 risk. “There will be modifications in learning approach and delivery to optimize learning under the new normal. It is going to be different and […]

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  • RCEF seed deliveries reach 2M mark; farmers laud program

    The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF)-Seed Program recently delivered 2 million bags of certified inbred seeds in 950 municipalities in the country, hitting 85% of the program’s target. Dr. Flordeliza Bordey, deputy executive director of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), said that as of June 21, PhilRice had turned over 2,125,952 bags […]

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  • Extension program enhances farmers’ knowledge in 57 provinces

    About 400,000 farmers in 57 provinces across the country had received assistance from the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund-Rice Extension Services Program (RCEF-RESP) through reading materials on modern rice farming. Circulated during seed distribution of RCEF-Seed Program, the Gabay sa Makabagong Palayan published by Philippine Rice Research Institute of the Department of Agriculture (DA-PhilRice), contains recommendations […]

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  • PhilRice exec to serve Mindanao

    After three years of service as acting executive director of Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Dr. Sailila E. Abdula is assigned assistant secretary for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). He will serve in concurrent capacity as Director I of PhilRice Midsayap effective Sept. 16. As part of his new duties, Agriculture Sec. Dr. […]

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  • Farmers urged to enlist, join groups for RCEF support

    The Department of Agriculture (DA) urges individual farmers to enlist in the Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and join organizations to access agriculture-related programs and services including the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF). Under the Rice Tariffication Law (RA 11203), eligible RCEF beneficiaries include farmers, farmworkers, and their dependents who are listed […]

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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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