PhilRice E-newsletter November 2018

 Greetings from the Philippine Rice Research Institute!

It’s our pleasure to share with you our November e-newsletter issue. Let your colleagues be updated on our latest happenings by sharing this monthly e-newsletter. 

For this issue, we introduce Ms. Jungie Amacanin- Diamsay, 2018 Dangal ng PhilRice Outstanding Development Worker in the Junior Service Contractors category. You know that 4 in every 10 Filipino Millennial leave their job after two years. But Jungie had been with us for five years. Read on her rich story of growing up in poverty and how it helped her live a life with passion and advocacy.

With certification from International Organization for Standardization, Filipinos are assured that PhilRice maintains the quality management of its environment, people, and operations. Learn how a unit with 10 staff manages the standards in our Institute with more than a thousand workers.

Did you know that our FutureRice Farm has five small drones? These are used for monitoring pest incidences, nutrient status of rice, lodging after heavy rains, and missing hills. Learn more from this link.

Farmers in Isabela gained high yield and reduced their production cost through direct-seeding. PhilRice Isabela shares the result of their study.

It was a very busy, more productive November! We celebrated our 33rd anniversary, hosted the Rice Fiesta, participated in the National Rice Awareness Month, and observed the Violence Against Women week. Were you present in all these events? Check your photos in this link

Sen. Cynthia Villar also showed our technologies to the media in the recent graduation of trainees on inbred seed production. 

Lastly, let’s congratulate Dr. Diadem Gonzales-Esmero, May Angelica Saludez, and Oliver Domingo for winning best poster (1st) and best paper (1st); and Marco Antonio Baltazar for garnering 2nd best poster during the recent 3rd Gender and Development Research Congress in Luzon. We’re proud of you!

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A hovering technology in the Philippine rice industry
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