The PRISM Unit serves as the center of operations and management. One of its functions is to deliver and communicate the data products and information of PRISM to its stakeholders as well as to the general public.

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It was developed under the collaborative R&D project of DA, DA-PhilRice and IRRI, with funding from DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) from 2014 to 2017 and through DBM starting 2018.

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The PRISM Unit at PhilRice was established through the DA AO No. 9 released in August 2017 to support the DA in national and regional decision making for rice security by maintaining an operational and online rice information system. The infrastructure, processes, tools, manpower and sustainability plan were developed and enhanced to be fully operational starting 2018.

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Our core activities

We have activities for mapping and yield

Field monitoring

Field monitoring

Field monitoring is conducted using standardized field and smartphonebased data collection protocols ...


PRISM derives data on rice area, including planting date estimates, using high-resolution SAR images that can provide a continual ...

Our collaborative partner institutes and agencies




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2018 1st semester

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2018 2nd semester