East-West Seed Tops Access To Seeds Index

    East-West Seed, a tropical vegetable seed company with both Filipino and Dutch roots, has maintained its top position in the recently launched Access to Seeds Index. Access to Seeds, an independent organization funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Dutch government, recently announced the results […]

700,000 Forest Trees At Mt. Purro Nature Reserve, Brgy. Talawis, Antipolo City

  Thirty years ago, Alberto “Toto” Malvar got a Forest Reserve Management Lease from the DENR so he can reforest almost 1,000 hectares of Indigenous People’s ancestral land up in the mountains of Talawis, Antipolo City. Employing the indigenous Dumagats to help in the development of the once bald mountain, […]

Lady Agri Grad Is A Full-Time Farmer

  Lani Tagatac finished an agriculture course, major in agronomy, at the Mariano Marcos State University. Instead of seeking employment after graduation, she opted to become a full-time farmer operating their farm in Baay, Batac City. Her elder sister Esmie, an accountant working in Manila, pitches in with financing whenever […]

ADAMCO Tractor Launched At Manila Hotel, Feb. 9, 2019

  ADAMCO Tractor made by Yanmar of Japan and distributed in the Philippines by Ada Manufacturing Corporation will be launched during a presentation at the Manila Hotel on February 9. In attendance will be the endorser of the product, a famous movie actor who will have to be kept  anonymous […]

Two Favorite Snack Foods In Bangkok Food Courts

  Perhaps people in the Philippines who are in the food business can take some ideas regarding two favorite snack foods in Thai food courts. One is the serving of half cheek of the ripe mango that is peeled. The rind is used as base of the peeled half cheek […]

SIX NATIVE CHICKENS: Need Purification

          Of the seven strains of native chicken, only the Darag from the island of Panay has been purified after six years of breeding and selection. Now, the Darag chicken has more or less uniform plumage  pattern, similar body conformation and size so that now there’s […]

SMARTASSIST-Remote Is Cutting Edge Tech From Yanmar Of Japan

  BANGKOK,  Thailand – Yanmar, the Japanese firm that was the first to develop the diesel engine in 1933 launched its ground breaking YM tractors last January 29 in Bangkok attended by multi-media jounalists from the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, India and other countries. One o the new technologies that the […]

QUADRO ALAS: Early Maturing Hybrid Rice Can Be Grown Three Times A Year

  Most hybrid rice in the market mature in 120 days after transplanting. On the other hand, Quadro Alas, which is distributed by SeedWorks Philippines, matures in just 104 days which excites farmer Rogel Sorel of Maragondon, Cavite. It means that in one year, he can plant the variety as […]

Mobile Soils Lab & Plant Clinic Up In Panay Island

ILOILO ITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas has come up with a Mobile Soils Laboratory and Plant Clinic to bring two major services of the DA closer to the farmers, even in remote areas. Farmers can now avail themselves of free soil analysis. This will enable theM […]

Miagao Farmers Get Brown Rice Mill

Organic rice farmers in Miagao, Iloilo, will be able to boost their production and marketing of brown rice as they recently received one unit or rice paddy huller from the Department of Agriculture (DA) Western Visayas through the Organic Agriculture (OA) program. The brown rice mill worth P700,000  which was […]

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