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Observations on growing Ashitaba

Observations on growing Ashitaba

Planting Ashitaba under local conditions is quite new. Necessarily, there have to be trials not necessarily by researchers with doctorate degrees but even by ordinary but passionate plant growers. In the Philippines, two people who have first hand experience in growing this medicinal plant in commercial scale are Adela Ang and Marvin Chagyo. Adela Ang […]

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Japan’s best saluyot strain is here!

Japan’s best saluyot strain is here!

Last March, when we visited Bacolod City to attend the Panaad Festival, we met Dr. Jose Medina, a retired professor from UP Los Baños. While sipping coffee in the home of a mutual friend, he mentioned about what the Japanese claim as their best saluyot selection. Perhaps, knowing that we are an Ilocano who loves […]

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Arabica coffee, colored rice in Mt. Province

Arabica coffee, colored rice in Mt. Province

What can a province with limited growing area for farm crops grow with definite advantage? Something special. Something of high value. In the case of Mountain Province in the Cordilleras, Juliet Lucas, OIC of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), they are promoting Arabica coffee, colored rice and organic vegetables. It is for very […]

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Women active in Cordillera coffee industry

Women active in Cordillera coffee industry

If you are invited to a coffee industry tour in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), you will readily notice that women are about the most active players in developing a viable coffee industry in the area. That’s exactly what we noticed when the Department of Trade and Industry invited us to a media coffee tour […]

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Creative ways of attracting visitors to Taiwan leisure farms

Creative ways of attracting visitors to Taiwan leisure farms

Taiwan considers itself as a very small player in global business. And with its membership in the World Trade Organization, it knows it has slim chance in competing favorably with the big players like China and other developed countries. So what are the government and the private sector doing so they will become competitive? One […]

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Attend free seminars at Agrilink 2014

Attend free seminars at Agrilink 2014

Agrilink 2014 is the place where you can avail yourself of various seminars and presentations on various aspects of agribusiness for free. This will be held on October 9-11 at the World Trade Center at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Macapagal Blvd., Pasay City. Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development (FRLD), the Agrilink […]

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More people getting excited about Agrilink

More people getting excited about Agrilink

From all over the country agri-people are getting excited about the Agrilink trade show that will be staged at the World Trade Center in Pasay City come October 9-11. Our good friend Dr. Wilfredo Tiu of Dinagat Island has contacted us earlier to verify what date the agri expo will be held because he does […]

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Agrilink is here again!

Agrilink is here again!

The 2014 edition of Agrilink trade show is here sooner than you think. It is just about a couple of weeks away. Make sure to remember the date. It will be held on October 9 to 11 at the World Trade Center at the corner of Gil Puyat Avenue and Macapagal Blvd. in Pasay City. […]

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Saluyot as a potential money-maker

Saluyot as a potential money-maker

Some people are sharper than most others in spotting opportunities when they see one. Just like Ronald Costales, the poor boy who made good in organic farming and agri-tourism. He is the owner of Costales Nature Farms in Majayjay, Laguna. When he saw the picture of the big and tender leaves of the saluyot cultivar […]

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Special sale of Agriculture mag at Agrilink

Special sale of Agriculture mag at Agrilink

In the past editions of Agrilink, attendees bought a lot of Agriculture Magazine at very big discounts. Copies of previous years were sold at three copies for just one hundred pesos. This year, the same bargain price will be offered. Agriculture Magazine which is published by the Manila Bulletin is the most widely circulated magazine […]

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