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16,000 traditional rice varieties

Author: DA-AFID | 18 May 2018

Agriculture Secretary Manny F. Piñol together with Papua New Guinea officials headed by Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Benny Allan visit the rice genebank inside the Philippine Rice Research Institute in Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on May 17, 2018. The genebank, a storage for Filipino-owned rice varieties, currently maintains 16,000 different kinds in its collection. From these, 7,129 are considered unique. ### (Photo by Ardy Tompong/DA-AFID)


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