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Davao: From where the best cacao, coffee, and durian come from

Mention Davao City and what comes to your mind immediately? For one, it is the country’s largest city in terms of land area. With...

AGRITRENDS: In-Pond Raceway System: Raising more tilapia in a limited pond area

Fish are the “last wild meal” in the human diet. If the oceans are running low on many of humanity's favorite fish, the solution...

AGRITRENDS | Seaweed: Discovering its export potentials

The Philippines is one of the few countries which pioneered seaweed farming. Today, the country is one of the world’s top producers. As a...

AGRI TRENDS: The many uses of earthworms

Because of their ability to feed on soil and enrich it with humus, Greek philosopher Aristotle described earthworms as the “intestines of the earth.” This...

AGRI TRENDS: Tobacco is not just for smoking

The plant was intended for healing. But when it was discovered by the outside world, it was used for entertainment and other purposes. Tobacco,...
Casey Burnett is working with coffee farmers in Bukidnon. (Courtesy of Casey Burnett)

AGRITRENDS: Partnering with Filipino farmers on how grow, process coffee profitably

Ah, coffee – that hot drink produced from the roasted beans of the coffee plant. According to some reliable reports, eight out of 10...

AGRITRENDS | Kids who farm: Making farming fun and easy for children

“The youth is the hope of the fatherland,” said the country's national hero Jose P. Rizal. Moncini “Muneer” Hinay thinks so, too. He is...

AGRITRENDS: Bringing back the golden days of coconut industry

By the end of his term, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. sees 100 million coconut trees growing throughout the country. This legacy is part...

AGRITRENDS: Raising rabbits in your backyard

“RABBIT meat is white, fine-fleshed and very nutritious. Its protein content – 20 percent – is higher than pork’s 17 percent and chicken’s...
An upland farmer plowing his farm.

AGRITRENDS: Rescuing uplands from total annihilation

“At first, everything was fine,” Manang Graciana recalled. “We had enough and almost everything was affordable. We practiced slash-and-burn farming. Land was fertile and...