Breeding

Farmers select and breed rice, corn and livestock, enabling them to develop cultivars/breeds from traditional varieties and stocks that are adapted to local conditions and whose resistance are enhanced against adverse conditions such as drought, soil and water salinity, and pests and diseases.

In response to adverse agroclimatic conditions brought about by climate change, MASIPAG has documented Masipag rice, farmer-bred rice and TRVs with particular adaptation:

  • 7 flood tolerant varieties;
  • 17 drought tolerant varieties;
  • 19 saline (saltwater) tolerant varieties;
  • 23 pests or diseases resistant varieties.

breeding features

Amidst Crisis, Farmer-Scientist group launch Climate-Resilient Rice Varieties

September 14, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija – In time of worsening crises confronting Philippine agriculture, a farmer-scientist network has shown that adaptation and mitigation to climate change can be achieved through agroecology and sustainable agriculture.  MASIPAG unveiled its collection of rice varieties that are able to withstand the manifestations of climate change in agriculture such as drought, […]

breeding news

Amidst Crisis, Farmer-Scientist group launch Climate-Resilient Rice Varieties

September 14, 2019

by MASIPAG National Office

Sta. Rosa, Nueva Ecija – In time of worsening crises confronting Philippine agriculture, a farmer-scientist network has shown that adaptation and mitigation to climate change can be achieved through agroecology and sustainable agriculture.  MASIPAG unveiled its collection of rice varieties that are able to withstand the manifestations of climate change in agriculture such as drought, […]

Training Mindanao’s Next Breeders

May 16, 2017

by MASIPAG National Office

Davao City – MASIPAG successfully concluded a rice breeding training among its members and partners to further step up the initiatives for food security and assert farmers’ control over genetic resources. “We borrowed what we know about rice breeding from Ka Pecs, we are just here to share it to you,” says Berbardo M. Portillo, […]