MAFBEX 2019 Opens its Doors to a Fusion of Flavors and Business Opportunities

Now on its 13th year, the Manila Food and Beverage Expo has officially opened its doors once again to a whole new world of tastes, flavors, and opportunities. Living up to its reputation as the country’s “Ultimate Foodventure”, this year’s MAFBEX is occupying a total of 12,500sqm of exhibit space as it houses 500 booths […]

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EMPOWERING FARMERS THROUGH GO NEGOSYO MENTOR ME ON WHEELS

More than 800 mentees from the agriculture sector, cooperatives, farmers associations along with some aspiring and budding entrepreneurs from different business industries took part in one of the biggest legs of Go Negosyo’s Mentor ME On Wheels last May 24, 2019. In partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA), Agricultural Training Institute Region 4A and […]

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Safeguarding traditional rice varieties in the Ilocos region by Daryl Lou A. Battad

Rice, the Philippines’ main crop and staple, has abounding varietal diversity that can be traced from the country’s rich heritage. However, in a constantly changing and modernizing of agriculture, traditional varieties are often put on the sidelines, and worse, eventually forgotten. Still, being a nation where identity and culture are kept alive, preservation efforts are […]

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Protocol for organic okra production developed by: Patrick Raymund A. Lesaca

Okra, (Hibiscus esculentus) also known as lady’s finger, is an important vegetable crop in the country. Its demand is increasing mainly due to food and medicinal uses, and non-food essentials. Beside the local market, okra is grown as a fresh and frozen export product to Japan.  And for the last twenty years, the okra intended for […]

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Beefing up Siquijor’s healthy beef By : Rita T. dela Cruz

Siquijor, a tiny island province known for its mysterious and bewitching tourist attractions, is yet to be famed for another of its best and finest product — Siquijor beef. Nestled between the Visayas and Mindanao group of islands, Siquijor ranks second among the highest cattle producing provinces in the country, next to Ilocos Norte. The […]

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Indigenous plants: Safe alternative to artificial food color by Rita T. dela Cruz

Color plays an important role in our food preference. It can predetermine how we perceive the taste and flavor of what we’re about to eat. In fresh foods, we rely on the color to determine their level of ripeness or freshness. For processed food, it becomes a whole different topic. When food undergoes processing, it […]

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Increased Queen pineapple production eyed with propagation protocol and planting system

The production of Queen pineapple is set to increase with the development of a propagation protocol and planting system by the Visayas State University (VSU), in cooperation with the Camarines Norte State College and the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office V (DA-RFO V). These were the outputs of the program, “Enhancing the productivity and […]

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Developing year-round quality feeds for livestock By:Patrick Raymund A. Lesaca

The Philippines imports most of its milk requirements from leading dairy producing countries. Stated in the Philippine Dairy Update (Jan-Jun 2018) by the National Dairy Authority, the dairy supply situation is characterized by increasing local milk production, despite the availability of huge land areas suitable for livestock raising for the first semester of 2018, milk […]

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