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AGRITRENDS: Climate change threatens food supply

This one is for Robert Ripley’s “Believe It Or Not”: Too much rains and floods during the summer season and scorching heat of the...

AGRITRENDS: Bombs in the food chain

“Over the years, a costly war has gone on between insects and man… Even if we pour billions of pesos worth of pesticides, we...

AGRITRENDS: Bombs in the food chain

"...Long before the age of man, insects inhabited the earth - a group of extraordinarily varied and adaptable beings. Over the course of time...

Farmers urged to plant more coffee

With volcanic soil, cool climate and high elevation of more than 1,200 meters above sea level, the foothills of Mount Apo are the right...

Controlling water in rice fields cuts methane emissions

Filipino farmers, particularly those growing rice, can help reduce methane emissions into the atmosphere by adopting controlled irrigation or alternate wetting and drying (AWD)...

Bright future for cacao industry

“Chocolate is a divine, celestial drink, the sweat of the stars, the vital seed, divine nectar, the drink of the gods, panacea and universal...

AGRITRENDS: The grass that feeds Filipinos

“Ten thousand years have passed since the current pleasantly temperate period began, so another sudden shift is overdue. The notion that greenhouse gases could...

AGRITRENDS: The grass that feeds Filipinos

Back in the 1950s, Asia faced an impending food crisis as population continues to grow. Something must be done so two American charities,...

The grass the feeds Filipinos

Filipino plant pathologist Dr. Benito Vergara worked at the Laguna-based International Rice Research Rice Research Institute (IRRI) from 1961 to 1995. He died in 2015 at the age of 81.

Going back to the basics

If someone mentions the words “organic agriculture,” what comes into your mind right away? Environment-friendly, natural, not using pesticides and other chemicals, sustainable, regenerative, and...

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