• Rice breeding considers value chain actors’ preference in a new approach

    A market-driven approach is being integrated in the development of rice varieties, in which the combined preferences of farmers and consumers are considered.  In a forum conducted Feb. 13 at PhilRice in Nueva Ecija, major breeding institutions developed the initial framework for a unified breeding network. They assessed whether their programs address the needs of […]

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  • Agriculture dept expands certified inbred seed distribution

    The Department of Agriculture – Philippine Rice Research (DA-PhilRice) is now ready to distribute 4.27 million bags (20kg/bag) of certified inbred rice seeds, expanding its program coverage from 42 to 77 provinces within all rice-producing regions in the country. Jointly funded by the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program and the DA’s National Rice […]

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  • RCEF launches new way to learn rice

    The Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) is set to launch a new online learning platform on the RCEF Extension Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/RCEFEx) on March 8. Called RCEF PalayAralan, the program will be a magazine-type show for online farmer-viewers with topics on rice production, rice machines, and RCEF services in seed distribution, credit, machinery, and training. […]

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  • Smallholder farmers in Zambales achieve big gains

    Farmers from the outskirts of San Marcelino, Zambales have reported significant gains in rice farming after becoming recipients of the Rice Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (RCEF) Seed Program.  Cristito Ancheta, 44, said his yield doubled as a result of using the certified seeds he received from the program. “I was surprised that my harvest jumped from […]

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  • Nueva Ecija youth plant “FiLay”

    Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija – Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice) here launched the rice paddy art of the FiLay loveteam of Barbie Forteza and David Licauco, Feb. 23 at the FutureRice Farm. In an effort to increase rice appreciation among the youth, over 100 transplanters including Grade 5 and 6 students […]

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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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