PH rice farmers use SMS service to improve yield

Jun 08, 2016 - 4:25 PM

The top queries that the service receives are on seed quality and varietal information pest management seed availability and nutrient management

'AlDub' rice paddy art hopes to attract millennials to farming

Mar 26, 2016 - 6:17 PM

The rice paddy art featuring the faces of the popular AlDub love team aims to drum up young Filipinos interest in farming and agriculture

PADDY ART. Popular celebrity love team Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza are seen in this rice paddy art, which aims to entice young Filipinos to go into farming. Photo courtesy of PhilRice

Why shifting to brown rice matters

May 27, 2015 - 2:21 PM

In a country vulnerable to climate change and its impact brown rice will help us face the threat of food insecurity

10 features of a Philippine farm of the future

May 01, 2015 - 11:32 AM

A working demo of a futuristic farm is connected to apps has its own weather station and uses renewable energy

FARMER'S FRIEND. This solar-powered water monitoring and control system sends a text message when water in the rice field becomes critically low. All photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler

DA to roll out ‘Green Super Rice’

Apr 07, 2015 - 12:37 PM

The agriculture department will roll out a program distributing the newly approved rice breed along with hybrid rice and certified inbred seeds to help farmers hit record harvests

PH rice supply enough for 3 months

Jan 16, 2015 - 7:32 PM

The overall uptrend is attributed to higher domestic production and adequate bulk importation from Vietnam and Thailand says the Philippine Statistics Authority

SUPPLY CHECK. Keeping the rice supply in check is crucial because it tames the grain’s retail price in the market. Photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

PH road to rice self-sufficiency

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:52 PM

What s stopping the Philippines an agricultural country from achieving rice self sufficiency?

PH RICE. What's stopping the Philippines, an agricultural country, from achieving rice self-sufficiency? File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

El Niño-ready rice recommended for farmers

May 27, 2014 - 9:30 AM

The Department of Agriculture releases a list of rice varieties that can thrive during the drought

DREADED DROUGHT. Rice farmers are among the most vulnerable to the impacts of the impending El Niño

How to discourage rice smuggling

Mar 28, 2014 - 6:52 PM

Can the Philippines stop rice smuggling? Experts say yes through policies governing domestic rice prices and rice trade

RICE SMUGGLING. Can the Philippines stop rice smuggling? Experts say yes, through policies governing domestic rice prices and rice trade. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PH food wastage: Think twice before wasting your meal

Mar 20, 2014 - 6:12 PM

There is enough food in the world for everyone but one third of all food is wasted globally

FOOD LOSS. Among developing countries like the Philippines, food loss occurs even before consumption. Food is already lost during the production and postharvest stages. Photo by Romeo Gacad/AFP

Golden Rice: The next GMO battleground

Oct 05, 2013 - 7:21 PM

Now at the 4th level of testing Golden Rice is seen as the last barrier to wide acceptance of GMOs

STANDING UP FOR GOLDEN RICE. Pro-GMO scientist Wayne Parrot holds up a jar of conventional rice on one hand and a jar of Golden Rice on the other. Photos by Pia Ranada/Rappler