New brown rice technology project launched in Negros
The Philippine Center for PostHarvest Mechanization and Development (PhilMech) and Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) teamed up for the launch of “Brown Rice Processing Impeller Technology” project in Murcia, Negros.
The technology will be the first rice-based enterprise of a farmer organization in Murcia, Negros Occidental.
Farmers will consolidate a portion of their harvest and sell it to their cooperative to be processed as brown rice.
Farmers from Victorias City are also part of this project. They will assist Murcia farmers in marketing their product.
PhilRice said this venture is expected to be profitable with its 72 percent milling recovery. It can mill both white and brown rice depending on which switch you select. However, more focus is given to brown rice as it is the banner product of this impeller technology.