27 C
Davao City
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Agri Trends

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Edge Davao

Rediscovering the potentials of nipa palm

A kind of palm that grows along the coastlines and estuarine habitats can be one possible solution of the problem of the food crisis...

Fighting malnutrition with veggies

“Food is literally the most important thing in the world. It is not even next to life, because it is life itself. Deprived of...

Perennials seen as solution to unsustainable upland farming

The problems that beset the uplands in the Philippines, particularly deforestation, can be curtailed by planting perennial crops, according to a biomass consultant with...
Secretary Emmanuel Piñol addresses as well as listens to various concerns confronting the country’s mango industry during the Mindanao Mango Stakeholders’ Forum held in Davao City. (Photo by Che D. Palicte DA-11)

Hope for declining mango industry

Secretary Emmanuel Piñol expressed his optimism to the revitalization of the country’s declining mango production. Speaking during the “Mindanao Mango Stakeholders’ Forum”, Piñol urged mango...

AGRITRENDS: Philippines now 101% corn sufficient

“We are 101% sufficient in corn today,” declared Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry and director of the Philippine...

Producing your own organic fertilizer

Land degradation in the country affects about one-third of the population, according to Senator Loren Legarda, chair of the Senate Committee on Climate Change....

Promising prospects in agriculture: Duck raising

Although ducks are also good for meat production, they are primarily raised for eggs. Oftentimes, these eggs are made into balut, a cooked...

Promising prospects in agriculture: Tree farming

“With new trends in farming being promoted as tree farming, the agriculture sector looks promising for Filipino farmers,” said a recent EDGE Davao editorial. The...

The grass with thousands of uses

To seize a sizable share of the US$20 billion global bamboo market, a line agency of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)...

Philippines now 101% corn sufficient

“We are 101% sufficient in corn today,” declared Dr. Vivencio R. Mamaril, officer-in-charge of the Bureau of Plant Industry and director of the Philippine...

WEATHER UPDATE

Davao City
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