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Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Agri Trends

Agri Trends

STRAIGHT FROM THE FARM. A store worker displays freshly harvested bananas at a fruit stall in Agdao, Davao City on Thursday. Among the 60 commodities that the Davao region is exporting, fresh bananas ranked as the top commodity in 2016 according to PhilExport Davao. LEAN DAVAL JR.

AGRITRENDS: Going bananas

From its beginning in the late 1960s and spurred by the flourishing markets in Japan and the Middle East in 1970s, the banana export...
NOT ENOUGH. A worker carries a basket of coconut which will be hauled to a vehicle at a coconut plantation in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. Producers of coconut byproducts like coco water are now feeling the effects of the low supply of coconut fruits as it could not cope up with the growing demand from their foreign customers. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Bringing back the golden days of coconut industry

‘Coconut oil is very healthy,” UK’s Holland and Barrett claims, adding: “Coconut oil is the little black dress of wellbeing – everyone should have...

Bringing back the golden days of coconut industry

While the coconut industry is touted as “the lifeblood of the Philippine agriculture,” it is not given much attention in recent years.  In fact,...
NOT ENOUGH. A worker carries a basket of coconut which will be hauled to a vehicle at a coconut plantation in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur. Producers of coconut byproducts like coco water are now feeling the effects of the low supply of coconut fruits as it could not cope up with the growing demand from their foreign customers. LEAN DAVAL JR.

Bringing back the golden days of coconut industry

When he inherited the 5-hectare farm in Eman, Bansalan, Davao del Sur from his mother, Benjamin R. Lao was a little bit apprehensive of...
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)

Big prospects for Philippine mangoes

Mango, known in the science world as “Mangifera indica,” is the country’s national fruit.  “The delicate balance between sweetness and acidic taste is one...
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)

Big prospects for Philippine mangoes

There are several varieties of mango grown in the Philippines.  But when people talk about the fruit, they are actually referring to mango carabao. ...

How can agriculture help curb climate change?

Is there a possibility that a part of the problem can also be a part of solution? Such is the case of agriculture in times...

A standard for sustainable rice production

“Rice is the one thing that truly defines Asia.  From Pakistan to North Korea to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, rice is the one...
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...

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