Meet The Fleshy, Sweet And Creamy Duyaya Durian

New durian varieties or selections with outstanding traits get into the marketplace now and then. Relatively new is the UPLB Gold developed in Los Baños by a retired professor. What came out earlier, about 30 years ago or thereabouts, is called Duyaya, propagated by a long time friend, the late […]


Helping Small-Scale Farmer As Strategy For Food Security

FOOD is everybody’s business.  Whether you are an ordinary laborer, office employee, professional, entrepreneur or a rich businessman, you have a stake in making sure that affordable healthy food is accessible to each one of us. If the lowly laborer or employee can’t afford the high price of food, he […]

People Over 40 Yearn To Farm

When one gets over forty, there is that urge to engage in something that has to do with growing certain plants. Just like Edgardo Agbada, 48, head of the surveying department of a well known investment company in Metro Manila. He grew up in Quezon City and it can be […]

A Fruit Veggie That Needs No Spraying With Pesticide

When we visited Nueva Ecija during the recent Hari sa Ani gathering in Talavera town, we had a fruitful conversation with Sergio Calma, 61, a public market stallholder, vegetable grower and rice farmer. We asked him if there is any fruit vegetable that does not require spraying with pesticide. He […]

PROLIFICA COUNTRY: Brgy. Santiago, Gerona, Tarlac

Carlos Saplala. SeedWorks president and CEO, standing before a big expanse of standing Prolifica crop in Brgy. Santiago, Gerona, Tarlac when the variety was first introduced in the community. Photo by Zac B. Sarian. A total of 108 hectares in Brgy. Santiago in Gerona, Tarlac are planted to no other […]

SeedWorks Phils Partners With Top Logistics Provider

MANILA, Philippines  (Sept. 17, 2019) – Amid the continuously growing demand for its hybrid rice seeds across the country, SeedWorks Philippines has renewed its partnership with multinational logistics firm DB Schenker. The deal is part of the company’s goal to further help Filipino farmers to be more globally competitive and […]

Ilocos Norte Group Visits Sarian Farm In Teresa, Rizal

Engr. Vincent Rico (right) is seen with the group from Paoay and Batac City in Ilocos Norte that visited the Sarian Farm. At extreme left is his wife Edna Luz. They are showing the fruits of R-5 rambutan that they themselves harvested. Engr. Vincent Rico led a group of exotic […]

TAU HAI FARM: A Model Orchard In Calinan, Davao City

On September 6, 2019, we visited the model 10-hectare farm of Orlando Chio in Calinan, Davao City. He calls it Tau Hai Farm which he says means “good ambience”. And good ambience it really is. The farm is well kept so that fruit trees are bearing exceptionally well. What immediately […]

He Produced 13 Tons Palay Per Hectare Planted To US-88 Hybrid Rice

A high school graduate has proven that he can beat many other farmers with higher educational attainment when it comes to growing hybrid rice. For instance, in April 2019, he harvested 13 tons of palay that he planted to US-88, a hybrid rice that is being introduced for massive planting […]

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