FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

FARMING MISTAKES: They Can Be Costly

In farming it is very easy to commit mistakes. Neophytes, especially, can commit very costly mistakes. Just like a friend of ours from Laguna. One time he was excited telling us that he planted a lot of Red Lady papaya. He said an acquaintance of his offered to sell him […]

JEFF LIM: Goat And Sheep Farmer, A Brief Update

Many years back, we featured Jeff Lim of Gerona, Tarlac when he was just starting his goat project. We just talked to him (Dec. 14, 2016) and here is a brief update on his project. When we first interviewed him, the family was in the noodle business. Now the noodle […]

You Don’t Have To Borrow From The Bank

You Don't Have To Borrow From The Bank

One time at the recent Agri-Kapihan, a lady retiree asked how she could borrow from the Land Bank. She said she has been quite successful in growing vegetables in containers in her hometown in Bicol. She has put into practice some of the practical ideas she had learned from attending […]

How To Be More Competitive In The Asean Market

How To Be More Competitive In The Asean Market

The Philippines is way behind in a number of ways compared to other member countries of ASEAN when it comes to agriculture. The facts and figures that tell us why were presented by Dr. William Dar during a roundtable discussion on the future of Philippine agriculture beyond six years.The event […]

DAIRYING TIPS: From A Successful Thai Dairy Farmer

SURAPONG PEANPRASOP is a successful dairy farmer in Tamung, Kanjanaburi, Thailand. Here are practical tips we got in an interview with him sometime back.During peak lactation one can give him 28 to 34 liters of milk per day. He observes that during the first month after calving, the cow usually […]

JACKFRUIT: Another Fruit That Should Be Produced In Volume

JACKFRUIT: Another Fruit That Should Be Produced In Volume

Early last month (July 2016), 20 tons of frozen jackfruit pulp was imported from Vietnam by a trader from Cebu City. Much of the pulp will be made into dried jackfruit by a major fruit processor while smaller portions will be allocated to makers of langka preserves and for halo-halo […]

Thoughts On Native Chickens

Thoughts On Native Chickens

Ask anybody what chicken tinola tastes best and he will readily tell you that it is the native chicken. There are a number of native strains in the Philippines with their own distinct characteristics. All of them are well known for their special taste. The more famous ones are the […]

KALINGA BLACK PIG: Plus & Minus Points

KALINGA BLACK PIG: Plus & Minus Points

The Kalinga native pig is one of several native black pigs in the collection of the National Swine and Poultry Research and Development Center in Brgy. Lagalag, Tiaong, Quezon. It has its good points and minus point, according to Dr. Rene Santiago, chief of center, NSPRDC. Its minus point? It […]

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