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Climate change will make rice less nutritious, putting millions of world's poor at risk

Jun 16, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Few people would associate fossil fuel combustion and deforestation with the nutritional content of rice, but our research clearly shows one way in which emitting fossil fuels could worsen world hunger challenges

FARMING. Rice farmer in Longsheng, China. kevincure, CC BY

Rice, corn output up in first quarter of 2018

May 07, 2018 - 3:50 PM

(UPDATED) Some 4.7 million metric tons of rice is produced between January to March of this year, up 6.8% from the same period last year. Corn production is at 2.5 million metric tons, gaining some 4.2% year-on-year.

DA: Q3 growth in palay production 'most notable' for agri sector

Nov 22, 2017 - 4:05 PM

Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol hopes the 'bountiful harvest' of rice they are expecting for the 4th quarter will boost the agriculture sector's performance by the end of the year

SUPPLY CHECK. Keeping the rice supply in check is crucial because it tames the grain’s retail price in the market. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Over 1,000 hectares of riceland in Bicol barren due to drought

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The drought stricken areas point to at least P93 million lost for the first cropping alone at an estimated 80 bags minimum rice yield per hectare

DROUGHT. A farmer in Sangay, Camarines Sur inspects his farm affected by drought. Photo by Rhaydz Barcia/Rappler

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

Typhoon Ruby: P90M estimated agri damage in Bicol region

Dec 07, 2014 - 6:23 PM

Among affected provinces in the Bicol region the hardest hit in terms of agricultural losses is Albay

LIMITED SUPPLY. A vendor sells her wares at a market in Legazpi City hours before Typhoon Ruby passes near the Albay on December 7, 2014. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Palay production up in 2013 despite typhoons

Jan 17, 2014 - 8:09 PM

Rice production in areas barely affected by Typhoon Yolanda pulls up the country s overall output

HIGHER OUTPUT. Palay output grew in 2013 despite typhoons.Photo by  AFP.

'PH won't be rice self-sufficient this year'

Nov 21, 2013 - 4:33 PM

The Department of Agriculture admits the country won t be self sufficient in rice by yearend as damage from Yolanda Haiyan continues to grow

RAVAGED. Galvanized iron liters a rice field after it was blown off from houses at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan in the town center of Hernani, Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on November 18, 2013, over a week after the storm devastated the area. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

Online databank offers tips for rice production

Nov 01, 2013 - 8:10 PM

PhilRice posts key information on rice production online for farmers and agriculture specialists

DATABANK. PinoyRice aims to provide useful rice information for farmers and agricultural workers. Screenshot of PinoyRice.

Chinese rice imports toxic?

May 20, 2013 - 9:29 PM

The Philippines will continue importing rice from China despite reports Chinese authorities found high levels of cadmium in rice products from Guangzhou

TOXIC RICE. The Philippine government will screen rice imports from China for cadmium content. AFP Photo

PH may continue rice imports after 2013

Mar 21, 2013 - 7:10 PM

International agreements like the World Trade Organization may not allow the Philippines to stop imports beyond 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

Rice self-sufficiency target pushed back

Mar 19, 2013 - 7:55 PM

The government still intends to import some 187 000 metric tons of rice in 2013

NO IMPORTS. The Philippines aims to have no more rice imports by 2014. Photo by AFP

Korea, PH open post-harvest facilities in Bohol

Dec 10, 2012 - 12:28 PM

The Republic of Korea and the national government opens a one stop service center for rice farmer s post harvest needs

Will PH hit rice self- sufficiency target?

Dec 09, 2012 - 10:55 AM

President Benigno Aquino III has bravely proclaimed the country will become self sufficient in rice in 2013 The target is a nice sound bite in the Philippines the world’s biggest rice importer especially with mid term elections coming up in May of next year

WTO delays decision on PH's rice import limit

Nov 28, 2012 - 5:21 PM

Farmers will have to wait until March 2013 before the World Trade Organization WTO can decide on the request of the Philippines to extend the Quantitative Restriction QR on rice

NFA rice stocks only good for 2 weeks

Oct 11, 2012 - 12:49 AM

The country s buffer stock at the NFA is only good for 15 days says BAS

DA seeks addt'l P600M budget to prepare for El Niño

Sep 22, 2012 - 3:27 PM

The DA is asking for an additional P600 million budget to prepare for the impending El Niño phenomenon

Decline in NFA rice pulls down country stock at end-August

Sep 12, 2012 - 6:35 PM

NFA s rice stock inventory posts decline of 64 2 as of August amid efforts to attain self sufficiency

PH vs ADB on rice sufficiency: Gov't confident of 2013 goal

Sep 05, 2012 - 6:03 PM

The Philippines stands firm on attaining rice self sufficiency goal next year

PH rice self-sufficiency goal not attainable - ADB

Sep 04, 2012 - 4:37 PM

The lender says poor infrastructure will cost the Philippines its rice self sufficiency goal

Philippines' goal not to import rice may harm world market: ADB

Aug 30, 2012 - 7:44 PM

Self sufficiency could cause price volatility in the intl rice market ADB