Gelia Castillo's Blog

Gelia Castillo's Blog

In 1999, Gelia T. Castillo was conferred the rank and title of National Scientist by the President of the Philippines and is professor emeritus at the University of the Philippines Los Baños. All her professional life, she has been guided by the precept that 'science must serve a human purpose.' She served in several national and international boards and committees in agriculture and health and continues to be involved in some of these. Among her publications are four books: All in a Grain of RiceBeyond ManilaHow Participatory is Participatory Development; and Rice in our Life.

In this blog, Gelia shares her insights on rice research.

Nov272015

The world of IRRI’s rice R&D

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The environment in which IRRI now pursues its mandate: a world vastly changed from that in which the institute started.

Aug082014

Resilience for the better-off, growth for the poor

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Resilience for the better-off, growth for the poor The Filipino has often been described as being able to recover quickly. How long does the feeling of good spirits last and for whom does it last?

May052014

Not Everything in Life Must Change: Some Things Must Remain the Same

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From a talk given during the training Characterization of traditional/heirloom rice: A hands-on training on how, when and where to observe specific traits/characteristics of Heirloom Rice.