• Bicolandia readies for the wet season planting

    The local government units (LGUs) in the Bicol Region under the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Program are all set in providing farmers with certified rice seeds and knowledge critical on rice production. Romela Montesinay, municipal agriculturist of Malilipot, Albay, said their LGU is boosting its training and extension programs for the farmers, which include […]

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  • Local hybrid rice seed production intensified

    To ensure high-quality and enough seeds of hybrid rice, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) has been training seed growers in Region II and CAR since June this year. Ending in October, four batches of season-long training and two batches of retooling on hybrid rice seed production and certification were lined-up. The trainees, […]

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  • Filipinos soon to plant and eat Golden Rice

    With DA-BPI’s release of the final biosafety approval, Golden Rice is now cleared for commercial propagation. Science City of Muñoz, Philippines — Filipino rice consumers are close to benefiting from a Vitamin A-infused rice with the approval of its commercial propagation permit. Dr. John C. de Leon, executive director of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice […]

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  • DA-PhilRice highlights healthier rice in nutrition month celebration

    As the country celebrates this year’s nutrition month, the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) iterates the importance of consuming healthy and nutritious rice. To promote healthier rice, the Institute will serve brown or unpolished rice in its cafeteria for free every Monday of July. “Brown rice is nutritionally superior to white or polished […]

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  • Farmers to benefit more from ICTs through infomediaries

    The Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) pushes for the mobilization of infomediaries in increasing the use of information and communications technologies (ICTs) among rice farmers. This move aligns with the ONE DA framework towards modernization. In its latest Rice Science for Decision-Makers issue, “Digital agriculture – how do we make it work?”, DA-PhilRice recommends […]

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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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