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AGRITRENDS: Bamboo can curb soil erosion

Dario, who grew up in Davao City, was in his late 20s when he moved to barangay Kinuskusan in Bansalan, Davao del Sur. This...

AGRITRENDS | Golden Rice: Gamechanger in rice production

A “potential gamechanger for the rice industry in the country.” That was how House Ways and Means Chair Joey Sarte Salceda (Albay, Second...

Oysters: An ally against Covid-19

Zinc is called an essential trace element because very small amounts of this mineral are necessary for human health. Unfortunately, the human body cannot...

AGRITRENDS: Urban farming possible answer to food insecurity

The world is not on track to end hunger and malnutrition by 2030, states the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations...

AGRITRENDS: Now, here comes the Bt eggplant

The long wait is over! Finally, the Bureau of Plant Industry (BAI) – a line agency of the Department of Agriculture (DA) – has approved...

AGRITRENDS: Golden Rice now ready for commercial planting

Expect Filipino farmers planting golden rice in their farms as the genetically modified crop has already been approved for commercial production – more than...

AGRITRENDS: This wonder tree called kakawate

If there’s a tree that should earn the sobriquet “wonder,” it should be the fast-growing kakawate, known in the science world as Gliricidia sepium....

AGRITRENDS: So you want to raise your own bonsai?

Most people who have watched the original The Karate Kid (1984) may think bonsai is a Japanese phenomenon as it featured Pat Morita (who earned an...

AGRITRENDS: Philippines can be a major cacao producer

Cacao production around the world is on decline. That’s good news for the Philippines, which can be a major producer as the crop grows...

AGRITRENDS: Fighting hunger through gardening

More and more Filipinos are expected to experience hunger as the population continues to grow.  In 1980, the Philippines was home to 48 million...