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AGRITRENDS: This lawyer loves farming

It all started in December 2019 in Wuhan, China. By January 22, 2020, the novel coronavirus was already reported in the Philippines. But what...

AGRITRENDS | Rice hull utilization: New horizon for rice farmers

“If we did not have rice, our deepest comfort food,” the late food columnist Doreen Fernandez once wrote, “we would probably feel less Filipino.” ...
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AGRITRENDS: Raising rabbits in your backyard

Rabbit meat was commonly consumed during the mid-20th century as a wartime food. “Rabbit meat is eaten in various other countries as well,...

AGRITRENDS: Rediscovering those natural fertilizers

In recent years, Filipino farmers are using commercial fertilizer because they believe it will augment their income. They are told that by putting synthetic...

AGRITRENDS: Tilapia as solution to fish shortage during the pandemic

The country’s leading research agency is promoting the raising of tilapia as a possible solution to the problem of fish shortage as the country...

AGRICULTURE: Farmers can help mitigate climate change

Filipino farmers can help offset the effects of climate change by planting trees in their farms. Such was the recommendation of a top official...

AGRITRENDS: Is Philippines losing its global market for bananas?

“Banana is the most economically important fruit crop in the Philippines,” said the Laguna-based Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and...

AGRITRENDS: Water shortage also means food shortage

No, it's not dwindling land areas that pose the biggest threat to food security, it's water shortage. “Many well-informed individuals see a future of water...

AGRITRENDS: The year that was — in agriculture

Here are some of the agricultural stories that made headlines in 2021: Golden rice: Game changer in rice production (September 6): A “potential game changer...

AGRITRENDS: Disneyland of organic farming systems

The municipality of Bansalan is touted as “the green town of Davao del Sur.” It is understandable as it has several farms that practice...