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Monday, August 19, 2013

IRRI Pays Tribute to Women in Rice Farming




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The International Rice Research Institute honored the women who made breakthroughs in the rice farming industry as it welcomed lady farmers around the country and overseas in a special day at its headquarters in Los BaƱos, Laguna recently.

IRRI Board Chairwoman Emerlinda Roman welcomed the delegates. Agriculture Undersecretary Bernadette Puyat and PCW Administrative Chief Ana Liza Ragos also graced the event and gave opening remarks.

IRRI Deputy Director General Bruce Tolentino gave a simple talk about IRRI’s research agenda to cap the first part of the event.


After a sumptuous luncheon, the participants were given a tour of the entire rice institute, and they saw the latest rice researches and farming techniques for a better yield.

A marketplace exhibit was also open to see the latest rice products made through IRRI. Then the four keynote guests, together with Dr. Thelma Paris, Dr. Gelia Castillo, and the resource persons in the IRRI tour, received questions from the media and the various farm workers and answered them.

Roman and Tolentino thanked everyone who joined in this event dedicated to the women of rice farming. The Women in Rice Farming Day was part of IRRI’s 50th year anniversary.



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36 comments:

  1. It is really wonderful that women are getting more and more known in the field on rice irrigation and farming as well in the other fields of science. I hope there would be more breakthroughs with the research regarding the improvement rice yields. Great article. Go girl power!

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  2. It's about time we thank the people who are contributing to the country's progress, like in the field of agriculture. As we all know, the Philippines is known for its vast agricultural advancement, this is why we should take care of the country's agriculture.

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  3. It is good to hear that women are getting known in our economy's progress. Because for me women greatly influences what our country or what will our country produces. But for me rice farming is a responsibility of men not a women. Well, it only shows the equality between men and women. The concept of whose masculine or feminine.

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  4. I think women will also contribute greatly in our field of rice products. Good thing that the IRRI came up with that good idea, that not only men but also women have the ability to contribute.

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  5. I'am really glad about it because, women are known as a really hard working persons too. They deserve to have that economical progress because of what they contributed in our country.

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  6. It makes me proud to be a woman whenever I read articles like the achievements made by women. In the article, for me it shows that women can also do the same things as men do, it doesn't matter what gender. Women are very hard working!

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  7. Women deserves that tribute given by IRRI because like men, they also really work hard. And by their hard work, they can contribute more in Rice Farming. Nice article! :)

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  8. The article shows that women can do whatever men can do. It's good to know that these women who work hard get the recognition that they deserve.

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  9. Women, according to our country's culture and tradition, should stay at home. But as the modern era approaches, women of our society has gained their freedom to do anything they can to help their selves and their families. In the city, we can see many women exercising their rights and responsibilities, but these women are also needed in farming, because their diligence and industriousness can be likened to those of the men. And this step of IRRI is a good start in the upcoming movements of the government for the women.

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  10. Nowadays, gender doesn't matter; whether you're a girl or a boy. Because, I can proudly say that women these days can do what other men do. And this article shows the hard work of women in field. That's why, they deserve this recognition given by the IRRI, and I think this will help them a lot.

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  11. As a common food staple, rice is commonly overlooked. It is about time that we dedicate an event that commemorates the developments in rice farming. It also show that women are also intelligent and can make large contributions in the fields of science. I hope that they keep up the good work and continue making innovations.

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  12. We should learn how to appreciate what we have. Rice is a major part of our lives. A meal is never complete without it. That is why I appreciate IRRI's initiative for this matter, because without these people we won't be able to consume rice. Farming is not an easy job to do especially for women. I am sending my gratitude to all farmers, even though I wasn't able to attend the event, I know I can still be able to thank them by not wasting what they worked hard for.

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  13. Women deserve to be recognized. Aside from contributing a lot to the progress of our economy, it is not easy for woman to do the farming. But still, “what a man can do, a woman can do better”. :)

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  14. Why are artisans richer that farmers? Farmers feed the artisans, who make items using raw materials from products also provided by farmers? Farmers are one of the most important men in the society. They provide us our food, as well as the raw products that artisans use in the creation of new products. It is only necessary to give them the importance and sympathy they deserve for their year-long hard work in the production of the food we eat. And judging by the article I just read, Philippines is starting to do just that...

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  15. Yes, yes, yes not only men can do lots of works, women also deserves to be recognize and to be awarded by such tributes :)) I hope this will continue. Go girls, Hwaiting !

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  16. This shows that women are very versatile, showing that women can also do what men can do, but we women should think that we should bargain in something we can earn more. We should invest in something that makes our work more worth it, because rice farming is a risk taker. Farmers work really hard but has a very low income.

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  17. Women are worth the praise, of all the things that they have done on our own houses but also in everybody's lives. It's really good to know that the efforts of a woman is appreciated, and was shown in this article. It also show the other contributions of women in our modern society.

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  18. I agree to the comments above. Men like me should respect women and we should appreciate the efforts of women. I like the article !

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  19. All of us should truly recognize these Filipinas for there contributions in our country's farming industry. It's good to hear that people appreciate the efforts of women. We should not believe in the common thinking that women can't do manly things.

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  20. Congratulations IRRI! You are able to reach your 50th anniversary and I believe that you will get to celebrate it for 50 years more then another 50 years more, and many many more years to come. I think I know the reason why you were able to celebrate your 50th anniversary,maybe it's because you know how to thank the people who helped build IRRI. Through your anniversary, you were able to thank and honor the women that not only helped IRRI but also our country as well. Thank you IRRI for honoring them. They really deserve to be appreciated.

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  21. I am very happy to hear that the International Rice Research Institute honored women who made breakthroughs in the rice farming industry. I hope that the International Rice Research Institute will continue giving credits or tribute to our dear farmers who work hard for our own good and for the country. For me, they are also my heroes because if without them we will starve to death and for that I salute farmers for being a hardworking person.

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  22. Women nowadays excel in every field of community service. They are not just the mother of our house but also as a farmer with dedication to their work. So it was a good thing that IRRI did not forget to appreciate their hardwork for our country. But I think it will be a gift for them if IRRI at least give some money for their hardwork as a token for appreciation and hardwork because they also serve as one if the reasons why Philippines is ine of the countries in higher progress

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  23. It is good to hear that women are getting known in the economy. They should be recognized on their hardwork and knowledge about farming and in other aspects. As we all know, women are not meant for farming. Because of economy's progress, women has gained their freedom to do anything to help their selves and their communities. We should be proud of what we are, and what we can do.

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  24. It's nice to hear that IRRI pays tribute to women in rice farming. It only means that they recognized the intellectual mind of the women in terms of farming. Farming is a man's work though it doesn't mean women can't do it or improve it. Women can do what men can do.

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  25. This blog proves that the society is really treating women equally. They let women do the farming which we all know is a hard job. It also shows that women are not weak but also strong like men. In addition, I was fascinated with the gifts in the photo.

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  26. Farming is one of the hardest occupation because you need patience and endurance to harvest the products and your capital here is your blood and sweat. The innovation have done by those women will help the farmers to be easier and less consume of time. Women nowadays have set free from their box and then their ideas become broader, they can do the things they cannot do before. #womenpower #farming

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  27. I congratulate the IRRI for acknowledging the importantance and significance of women in the rice farming industry. Gone are the days when women were just confined in their homes. Women like men has the capacity and ability to discover, invent technologies do research works that would contribute to the increase in the rice production.

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  28. "Ang Magtanim Ay Di Biro" is one of the proofs that can testify that planting is never easy. Farmers, exerting all their efforts, must wait for months for the seeds to grow. They also rarely profited big money. With all of these, farmers' job will be much easier.

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  29. its good to know that women nowadays are being acknowledge in our society. Women today are like men, women has the capacity to do more and discover things that can be used in events like this.
    This blog shows that gender is not a reference in doing things that can help our dearest farmers in doing these jobs.

    PAGAUISAN Auvrey

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  30. The acknowledgement of women in the agricultural industry only shows that what man can do, woman cam also do. It also shows that women also contributes to the economic progress of the Philippines.

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  31. This is good news that women are getting known in our economy's progress. It only means that the intellectual mind of the women in terms of farming was recognized. As we all know, Farming is a man's work but women can do what men can do. :)

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  32. I'm glad to know that nowadays women are also involved in agriculture. We all know that farming is a hard job but still women are capable of doing it. It only shows that if man can do it, women can also do it. It is just right to acknowledge women's involvement in the development of our agricultural industry.

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  33. Farming is not an easy job wherein you can get your money right after planting. It requires patience and understanding before you can get your rewards. And for what I have seen in this article, women really proved that they can do what men can can do also. It is good thing to hear that women are now acknowledge to what they have contributed to our Agricultural industry.

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  34. It’s nice to hear that IRRI has tribute for the lady farmers doing a well job. I’m amazed and I salute all the lady farmers that are patient to their job. And all lady farmers are the best because that job is for men and they try to do that work better. I salute all the women that their job was for men but they do their best for their family

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  35. I salute to those women who made breakthroughs in the rice farming industry and it is right and just to give tribute to those people who helps the economy of our country to progress.

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  36. At least our women are being recognized nowadays. :)

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