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Protesters victorious, 2000 sacks of rice given to farmers

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RICE FOR FARMERS. Hundreds of farmers get the sacks of rice they demanded from the government. Photo Courtesy of Radyo Bida

Hundreds of hungry farmers end their protest victorious, after the social welfare department decided to release 2,000 sacks of rice as government aid

COTABATO CITY, Philippines (Apr. 25, 2016) — Hundreds of hungry farmers affected by drought emerged victorious after 4 days of protests, after the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) in Region XII decided to release 2,000 sacks of rice as government aid.  Continue reading Protesters victorious, 2000 sacks of rice given to farmers

DNA rice breakthrough raises ‘green revolution’ hopes

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AGRICULTURAL TREASURES. In this photograph taken on October 10, 2015, gene bank manager Flora de Guzman checks rice samples at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in Laguna, south of Manila. Noel Celis/AFP
Over the next few years farmers are expected to have new genome sequencing technology at their disposal, helping to offset a myriad of problems that threaten to curtail production of the grain that feeds half of humanity

LOS BAÑOS, Philippines (Feb. 15, 2016) — Rice-growing techniques learned through thousands of years of trial and error are about to be turbocharged with DNA technology in a breakthrough hailed by scientists as a potential second “green revolution”.

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