Posts made in August, 2013

Malnutrition fight not over, Golden Rice research continues

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

        Workers and scientists measuring the progress of the rice and collecting samples and data to help assess its performance.     The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) – Philippines Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) are continuing to fight malnutrition in the Philippines, and continuing Golden Rice research as a potential way to reduce vitamin A deficiency. “Golden Rice field trials are part of our work to see...

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Let’s rally against malnutrition

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Activities, News | 0 comments

        Golden Rice could complement other beta carotene-rich foods such as squash, carrot, and green leafy vegetables – that all provide vitamin A.   Written by Bruce Tolentino It is high time for all to rally against malnutrition. A rally to help people. A rally to help improve the nutrition of all children and mothers. Vitamin A deficiency is a devastating problem for young children and pregnant and nursing women in the Philippines. It causes children to get...

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USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program for Philippines

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 in Activities, Classifieds | 0 comments

            The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Program (Borlaug Fellowship Program) for Philippines. The Borlaug Fellowship Program promotes food security and economic growth by increasing scientific knowledge, advancing the transfer of new agricultural technology, and encouraging collaborative research to improve agricultural productivity. It...

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