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Big company to produce own rice and veggies

If you own or manage a big company with thousands of employees, how are you going to make sure that the food for the workers is healthy and nutritious? The likely answer is to put up a division that will take charge of producing your own food requirements, particularly rice, vegetables and meat. Then hire […]

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Locally-grown Spirulina beats imported counterparts

Did you know that locally-produced Spirulina products beat their imported counterparts from other countries in terms of protein content? Of course, Spirulina is the microalgae that is dubbed as the “most complete food in the world” which is claimed to address a wide variety of human ailments. Aside from its high protein content, it is […]

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Modern organic fertilizer plant in Butuan City

A modern organic fertilizer plant in Butuan City has started churning out some 5,000 to 10,000 bags a month positioning itself to supply the requirements of major crops in Mindanao. When its full capacity is reached, no less than 13,000 bags can be produced monthly. The company is the Caraga Agribusiness Corporation which produces the […]

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Cassava as money-maker in Agusan

Is there money in cassava? Well, the chairman of a multi-purpose cooperative based in Butuan City is very upbeat in promoting cassava production.  He is very confident that this rootcrop can make even the very small farmers in his region financially well off. The fellow is Gerardo Mag-isa, a chemical engineer who is the chairman […]

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Farm crops that people will not steal

Farming is not all enjoyment as some hobby farmers will tell you. It can also be exasperating. Just like the case of a lady from San Pablo City who called us up one day. She was sulking because the bumper crop of lanzones that she was expecting to harvest a couple of weeks later had […]

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Retired engineer makes superior Spirulina products

A 61-year-old civil engineer who used to construct gasoline stations for major petroleum companies gave up his construction business in 2002  to take-it-easy, so to speak, after making more than enough to maintain a comfortable life. The fellow is Napoleon ‘Pol’ Puente who would rather want to be called ‘Farmer Pol’ today. He is now […]

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Big demand for seaweeds but production low

The global demand for seaweed products, particularly carrageenan, is big and fast growing but local production has significantly declined in the past few years. For many years in the past, the Philippines was the leading supplier of seaweeds in the world market but local production had gone down tremendously for a number of reasons. One […]

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Interesting agri-people at The Harvest Festival

Events like agri-fairs, harvest festivals, and the like are where you meet interesting agri-people and their bright ideas. At the recent AANI Harvest Festival at the Quezon City Circle, you would have loved to meet several people with their own advocacies in farming and gardening. DR. EDUARDO PANINGBATAN, JR. He is a retired soils professor […]

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Farm crops people don’t care to steal

One time, an exasperated lady owner of a lanzones plantation contacted us. She was asking what crops should she grow that people will not steal. She is so frustrated because thieves harvest her lanzones ahead of her. And that is why lanzones being sold in the market are usually sour because they are harvested before […]

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Halal banana plantation in massacre area

Did you know that 1,500 hectares in Ampatuan town in Maguindanao where 59 persons, most of them media people, were massacred on November 23, 2019 is now being converted into a halal banana plantation? The objective, says Ustadz Abdul Wahid Sumaoang, is to transform the place into a zone of peace and prosperity. Sumaoang, a […]

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