Southern Grind Bistro is now open in BGC

Established in 2017 in a food park in Quezon City, Southern Grind Bistro just opened it’s first full blown restaurant last March 22, 2019 and now at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig is getting bigger with multiple restaurants now and more in a pipeline. The Chief Operations Officer and President,  Antonio “ Ton” Carmelo Tallon conceptualised […]

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Testing of organic sweet potato technologies in full swing

Technologies on the sustainable production of organic sweetpotato are currently being tested in Central Luzon. Spearheaded by Central Luzon State University’s (CLSU) Ramon Magsaysay Center for Agricultural Resources and Environment Studies (RM-CARES), the testings are part of the project titled, “Development of Package of Technology for Sustainable Organic Sweetpotato Production in Central Luzon.” The project […]

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CPAR on water saving technology showcases positive returns

The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 2 spearheaded the conduct of a grand field day of a “Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) project on Water Management of Rice-based Cropping System in Lucban Small Water Impounding Irrigation System” in Benito Soliven, Isabela on 16 April 2019. The project, which aimed to increase productivity of rice […]

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CPAR on SSNM bears success for yellow corn farmers

Corn is one of the important crops produced in the Philippines. In Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, producing yellow corn is one of the main sources of livelihood among its farmers. However, one of the challenges experienced by the Sablayan corn farmers is low corn productivity.  Around 70 percent of the farmers are producing below the national corn production average of […]

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BAR intensifies support to jackfruit R&D

Jackfruit is a champion crop of Eastern Visayas and with the introduction of “EVIARC Sweet” variety, Region 8 has been recognized as the ‘jackfruit capital of the country’. The variety was named after its developer, the Eastern Visayas Integrated Agricultural Research Center (EVIARC) of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 8. The “EVIARC Sweet” […]

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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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