Organic-based farm practices in CBE Part I

Organic-based farm practices are manifested throughout the CBE–from the terraces-occupied facade to the edges of the pathways, from small space turned into an urban agricultural prototype to the rainwater catchment. In this article, we showcase the first batch of the practices that are religiously implemented in the farm.



Vermicomposting is a sustainable biotechnological process of producing a vermicompost in which certain species of earthworms are used to enhance the process of converting waste into an environment-friendly fertilizer.


System of Rice Intensification

Organic farming is not only about reviving traditional practices like adding rice straw and applying manure. There is a science behind that makes agriculture production sustainable and climate-resilient. This kind of approach has a significant role to play in addressing the most urgent issues: climate change and food security.


Vetiver grass technology

Vetiver is a rapidly growing grass (Gramineae Family) that has been used since ancient times for various purposes which includes thatching, aromatic oil production, medicine, and soil and water conservation in farmlands.


Bio-Intensive Gardening

Bio-intensive gardening is a modern form of organic gardening that focuses on rebuilding and maintaining soil fertility through nutrient cycling. It is a usable technique, which aims at diversified cropping and bed preparation on small plots of land with maximum yield. It involves harvesting a diverse range of crop varieties that are less susceptible to pest outbreaks. This process has financial gains, preserves indigenous seed varieties and has a good crop sales value.

Postharvest Handling of Rice in CBE Farm

Center for Bayanihan Economics (CBE) farm in Gawad Kalinga Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan sustains the excellence in production of organic rice. Handling of rice from harvesting until milling is important as its cultivation stage because it ensures the good quality of rice. CBE’s rice post- harvest production involves threshing, sacking, weighing, drying, storing, transporting, receiving, packing/labeling, and storage.

Hardening, Simple yet Effective

Hardening is “a treatment that makes the tissues firm to withstand unfavorable environment like low temperature, high temperature and hot dry wind.”

Vetiver Grass Technology in CBE Farm

One of the successful models that uses the Vetiver Grass Technology is the Center for Bayanihan Economics (CBE) Farm, which serves as laboratory for responsible and sustainable agriculture, located at GK Enchanted Farm Barangay Encanto, Angat, Bulacan. The CBE Farm uses this technology to prevent soil erosion, reduced soil and nutrient loss, and help in soil and moisture conservation.

Natural na Pagpuksa sa mga Peste sa Palayan

Ang mga pesteng insekto ay matatagpuan sa ekosistema ng mga tanim na nagdudulot ng pinsala tulad ng pagbaba ng ani kung hindi makokontrol ng maayos. Ang napapanahong pagsasagawa ng istratehiya sa pagkontrol ng mga peste ay kailangan at napakahalaga sa pagtatanim.

CBE Organic Fertilizer: The Optimal Formula

The challenge nowadays is the to address the need to reach the potential yield of agricultural crop production but in so doing, ensure that the nutritive content of the soil is being preserved, if not further enrich, and the quality of the products, safe for human consumption.