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Big organic fertilizer plant in Mindanao

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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Win-win scheme for backyard hog farmers

Backyard hog raisers have always been the disadvantaged sector of the livestock and poultry industry for a number of reasons. First, most of the backyard raisers don’t have enough capital. So they can’t buy the more expensive breeds to raise. They can’t put up a decent hog house because cement is very expensive. They can’t […]

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Horti Congress starts today, free entrance

The two-day National Horticultural Congress will start today at the conference hall of the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City. The event is open free to the public, according to Dorie S. Bernabe, president of the Philippine Horticultural Society. Sen. Cynthia Villar, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, will […]

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Updates on interesting agri-people

We are sure not a few of our readers still remember Jess Domingo of Alfonso Lista, Ifugao. He is the fellow who gave up his corporate job when he turned 50 and pursued his passion for farming and culinary interests. After writing about him and his profitable organic pig farming project, so many readers wanted […]

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Two strategies to make coconut farms profitable

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) is taking a two-pronged approach to increase coconut farmers’ income and to make coconut farming sustainable. This was learned in an exclusive interview with Sec. Francis Pangilinan of the Department of Agriculture who serves as the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization. He has been tasked to oversee […]

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Cassava can be a moneymaker, too

Not many people may realize it, but cassava can be a moneymaker, too. That’s what the chairman of a multi-purpose cooperative in Butuan City honestly believes. He is very confident that this root crop 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 of the […]

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HortiKultura lectures set in Quezon City

A series of informative lectures will be held during the 11-day HortiKultura Extravaganza that will run from January 23 to February 2 at the Tropical Garden at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. The lectures are in line with the garden show’s theme of “Yaman sa Paghahalaman” or Wealth in Growing Plants. The garden […]

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Sea water increases peanut yield

Did you know that you can increase the yield of your peanut by irrigating your plants with sea water? That’s what a lady farmer scientist from Ubay, Bohol had discovered in her own experiment. The farmer scientist is Cirila Cuyacot, a participant in the Farmer Scientist Training Program (FSTP) that was launched in 1994 by […]

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Country blooms

A big horticultural extravaganza will be held from Jan. 23 to Feb. 3 at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. This is the Hortikultura Extravaganza 2015, which is jointly undertaken by the Philippine Horticultural Society Inc. (PHSI) headed by Dorie S. Bernabe and the Quezon City government. It is one of the highlights of […]

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How to grow bigger onions for export

With the impending Asean Integration whereby there will be free flow of goods within the Asean community, local farmers should think of ways that will enable them to compete better locally and in the world market. It means they should be able to produce farm products that are better in a number of ways, which […]

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