KOREA & PH: Collaborate On Farm Mechanization

KOREA & PH: Collaborate On Farm Mechanization

We can expect more Filipino farmers to mechanize their operations in the coming years as Korean agricultural machinery manufacturers collaborate with PhilMech to develop appropriate machines and equipment for local agriculture. The Korean Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO) and the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech) recently signed […]

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From Construction To Dragon Fruit Farming In Taiwan

From Construction To Dragon Fruit Farming In Taiwan

  A 51-year-old architect in Nantou, Taiwan, used to be in the construction business. In 2011, he decided to give up construction so he could go full-time into dragon fruit farming. He is Xie Xinke (photos above), owner of Xinke Dragon Farm. He is very glad he gave up his […]

Taiwan Fruit & Flower Farm Tour, August 1-5, 2016

Taiwan Fruit & Flower Farm Tour, August 1-5, 2016

We have been invited to participate in a fruit and flower farm tour by the Taiwan Leisure Farms Development Association from August 1 to 5, 2016. Hopefully we will be able to pick up some novel ideas which can be adopted by Filipinos who are interested in developing agri-tourism destinations. […]

VIETNAM’S AMAZING DRAGON FRUIT

VIETNAM'S AMAZING DRAGON FRUIT

OMAR ZAIDAN has emailed to us interesting information (text and photo) about Vietnam’s dragon fruit and other fruits and vegetables which he sourced from le courriervn. The photo he sent shows the enormous harvest of dragon fruit which may keep some people wondering how they sell all those harvests. Well, […]

Begonia Flowers In Your Salad

Begonia Flowers In Your Salad

When we visited the Taiyi Ecological Leisure Farm in Nantou, Taiwan, recently, our guide picked some flowers of the mini begonia that was so floriferous and told us to taste it. It was good and we liked it, especially Ronald Costales who runs an organic farm in Majayjay, Laguna. He […]

Mulberry Picking In A Taiwan Leisure Farm

Mulberry Picking In A Taiwan Leisure Farm

ONE OF the recreational Do-It-Yourself (DIY) activities you will enjoy if you visit the Fairy Story Village Organic Farm B&B in Yilan, Taiwan, is mulberry picking. That was what we particularly enjoyed during our visit on April 11, 2016, together with a number of Philippine media practitioners. The farm is […]

60,000 People Visit Pumpkin Farm With 450 Varieties In Taiwan

60,000 People Visit Pumpkin Farm With 450 Varieties In Taiwan

ON April 10, 2016, your blogger, Zac B. Sarian, visited the Wang Shan Leisure Farm in Yilan County, Taiwan, that boasts of 450 varieties of pumpkin that come in unimaginable sizes, shapes, color and texture. We were invited, together with other media persons, by the Taiwan Leisure Farms Development Association […]

JACKFRUIT: Big Business In Vietnam

One crop that we can grow in the Philippines but which we are not growing in commercial scale is the jackfruit. No wonder, our supermarkets as well as fast food chains in the Philippines are sourcing their requirements from Vietnam. We visited Vietnam last week and we found out the […]

QUYNH ANH: Vietnam’s Fried Fruits & Roots Specialist

If you happen to go to Vietnam, look for the fried fruits and roots by Quynh Anh. They are really nice to eat, without any preservatives, no added sugar and they are oil-free. The oil is removed after frying. The manufacturer is a joint stock company in Dong Nai province […]

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