Praise the Gourd

Cucurbitaceae family is the specie with the most food used for human consumption. The most common types are cucumber, bitter gourd, cucumbers and squash which are included in the production plan in Center for Bayanihan Economics. Using these crops in their cropping system, inter-cropped with other as companion crop to reduce pest infestation. But when pest can no longer be controlled, application of concoction performed by farmers and SAT (Sustainable Agriculture Technicians).

Roots of Energy

Development of root crops became an important aspect because they have a significant part in the cropping system and as they grow well they provide higher gross margins than cereals and legumes. They meet local food preference providing an important part of diet as they produce more edible energy. They also play an important role in food security, nutrition and climate change adaptation.