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PhilRice urges public to 'Be RICEponsible'

PIA
02 Dec 2017, 02:38 GMT+10

SAN MATEO, Isabela,December 1(PIA) -- The Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) based in this province has called on the public to be riceponsible or consume only the right amount of rice to avoid wastage.

The call was made during the launching of two programs of PhilRice which include the riceponsible advocacy campaign as part of the Rice Awareness Month and the introduction of the Business Innovation System community project.

Maritha Manubay, science research specialist, said Philrice is doing its maximum research activities to increase the yield of rice farmers but if the usage of rice in the table of the family end up into wastage, the researches in maximizing the yields will be useless.

Manubay said the people should only cook rice that are only enough for the family to avoid wastage, thus, helping the country achieve rice self-sufficiency.

She said that the "Be RICEponsible" is a campaign that aims to encourage farmers, policy-makers, and the public to be RICEponsible in their own ways.

"This is for them to improve themselves or families while aiding in the betterment of the rice industry in the Philippines," Manubay added. (ALM/MGE/PIA-2/Isabela)

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