• Davao farmers learn to produce hybrid seeds

    To expand access to hybrid rice seeds in Mindanao, 21 seed growers from Digos City, Davao del Sur are currently undergoing a season-long training on hybrid rice seed production and certification. The seed growers are trained on three-line and two-line systems and cultural management and practices. “This training, which started this month and will end […]

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  • Weather and crop management bulletins help farmers decide

    Climate change is escalating the risks in farming particularly in the more vulnerable areas that are prone to drought, flood, and typhoon conditions. Pests and diseases in these areas have acquired adaptability, which contributes to the complexity of crop management. Fortunately, localized weather forecasts are being institutionalized to mitigate the risks. Doable crop management advisories […]

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  • Nueva Ecija farmers now agripreneurs thru PAG-AHON project

    Farmer-beneficiaries of the “Sa Palay at Gulay – May Ani, Hanapbuhay, Oportunidad, at Nutrisyon” (PAG-AHON) II Project in Lupao, Nueva Ecija are now selling their produce in a bigger market. Henry V. Ramos, president of Lupao Vegetable Growers Association (LVGA), said during the PAG-AHON harvest festival, Nov.13, that the project taught and assisted them in […]

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  • DA-PhilRice scientist receives Outstanding Agriculturist of the Year award

    Dr. Norvie L. Manigbas, scientist II and chief research science specialist at Department of Agriculture-Philippine Rice Research Institute (DA-PhilRice), was recognized as the 2021 Outstanding Agriculturist of the Year in a virtual awards ceremony, Nov.15.  The scientist is one of the 35 Outstanding Professional of the Year awardees recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) […]

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  • DA-PhilRice exec is 2021 Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardee

    Dr. Flordeliza H. Bordey, DA-PhilRice Deputy Executive Director for Special Concerns, is one of this year’s Presidential Lingkod Bayan awardees recognized on Nov. 15 in a virtual ceremony where President Rodrigo Duterte bestowed the awards. Dr. Bordey, who has been in government service for 21 years, is a distinguished economist, policy advocate, and rice research […]

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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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