The town of Dagami, Leyte, located 32 kilometers from Tacloban City, prides itself with verdant lands planted to coconut, rice, and corn. Yet the once plentiful harvest became a distant memory when Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), the world’s strongest typhoon in recent memory, brought about unprecedented destruction. But five years after the tragedy, people from Dagami have completely recovered, rebuilt their life and livelihood.
Have you ever wondered if it is possible for a tree to have a heartbeat? A tree may not have a heart, but the concept of it having its own beat and rhythm is not as far-fetched as you may think. According to new study, trees have a special type of beat in their bodies similar to that of heartbeat.
Food quality is often misinterpreted. In the discussion on organic food and health, the short and simple version is that organic is pesticide free. However, there’s more to organic than just being pesticide free – Read more…
The four-day festival was started on November 28 and will run until December 1 at the Capitol Provincial grounds, Bacolod City.
Organic Agriculture is not expensive and impractical. It just need work and patience, that’s why local government in Davao supports those who initiate in engaging organic farming. It is good that more people are now aware on the harmful effects of synthetic farm inputs in the environment and human health.
Organic certification is an advantage. This will allow practitioners to participate in international trade, especially in top global markets such as Germany and France, where demand for organic food and clothing continue to rise. If producers worry about the steep cost of a third-party certification, they can apply for reimbursement with the Department of Agriculture.
Proclamation No. 1030 declaring every month of November as “Organic Agriculture Month”. The commemoration has been part of the main thrusts of DA to propagate and support the organic agriculture industry in the country through various activities and campaigns.
Golden rice is genetically modified rice with a gene from the maize plant and a soil bacterium (Erwinia uredovora), which forces the rice plant to artificially express beta-carotene. Golden Rice is a patented rice variety owned by agrochemical giant Syngenta and hailed as a solution to help curb Vitamin A deficiency in developing countries.
Filipinos had lived with rice as their primary consumption. But there were certain problems our country is facing due to lack of supply of rice this past few months initiating the price to increase. This problem was caused by the continuous production problem in rice that our farmers were facing because of natural calamities that impact a great deal on our rice harvest. Good to know that there were certain group of people that were collaborating to solve issues regarding this matter.
Organized by the Foundation for Resource Linkage and Development, Agrilink is the undisputed leader in agribusiness exhibition which is being held annually in October. It is immediately begin to be the Philippines’ largest annual international agribusiness event from its first show in 1994 which attracts hundreds of exhibitors and visitors. Since 2000, the venue for the Agrilink has been in World Trade Center in Manila. Now on its 25th year, held last Oct 4-6, 2018 Agrilink celebrates with its biggest exhibit yet and one that features the entire value chain from farm inputs up to the retail markets.