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Malusog Rice: Possible answer to Vit A deficiency

Not having enough vitamin A may mean losing your eyesight, according to health experts. Even worse, it may lead to untimely death. Vitamin A...

AGRITRENDS | Adlai: An alternative staple food for all

Adlai, also spelled as adlay, is similar to rice, both in preparation and use. Although the Philippines has an abundant supply of adlai as...

AGRITRENDS: Pandemic leads him to dragon fruit farming

It’s one thing to know what to do in times of crisis. It’s another thing to discover how to do it. When the coronavirus disease...
Raisers, who live near the highways, can sell their rabbits outside their homes.

AGRITRENDS: Why Filipinos should raise more rabbits

When African swine fever (ASF) hit the country at the time when the country was also experiencing the havoc brought about by the coronavirus...
Chocolates come from cacao plants. Photo by Henrylito D. Tacio

AGRITRENDS: Rediscovering the potentials of cacao

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” When Tom Hanks delivered those lines in the Oscar winning...

AGRITRENDS: Biofertilizer, azolla, ipil-ipil reduce use of

Crops are just like people. If human beings need carbohydrates, proteins and other nutrients, plants in a similar manner require nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and...

AGRITRENDS: Durian, bamboo vs climate change

If Filipino farmers are looking for viable crops that will not only address the problem of climate change but also give them a decent...

AGRITRENDS: Aquashade technology helps tilapia production

More and more Filipinos are now raising tilapia in their farms and ponds. The Davao City Agriculturist Office (CAGRO) is very much aware of...

AGRITRENDS: Here comes the golden rice

For every peso Filipinos spend on food, studies show, 20 centavos go to rice. “If we did not have rice, our deepest comfort...
The farm: Vegetables and other crops are planted at the heart of the farm.

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...