Pinoy Guide to Tomato Production

Although this crop originated in the Andes in South America and Mexico since 500 BC, tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum L.) has become a staple in the Filipino kitchen. Related to the nightshade family, it belongs to crops under the Solanaceae family. In the Philippines, tomato or kamatis can be grown anytime of the year. For the processing kind tomato (used for sauces, ketchup and other tomato-based products), the finest growing months are from September to January

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Pinoy Farmers Brace for Better Income with the USDA-Backed Cold Chain Venture

A pivotal venture by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service’s (USDA/FAS) Food for Progress was launched in February 7. Dubbed as the Philippines Cold Chain Project (PCCP), this USDA-backed project seeks to aid Filipino farmers earn additional earnings by improving performance and food safety while lessening losses when transporting their products.The job will be implemented in the Caraga Region. Caraga, which has Butuan City as regional center, is composed of the provinces of Surigao del

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Mindanao Secures Agricultural Funding from Australia

The areas in conflict in Mindanao have drawn researchers from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) University to look into the possibility of fixing the throes of poverty there by boosting its agricultural sector. With the help of the Australian government and the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), they are planning roll up AU$1.4 million grant to cultivate an innovative agricultural extension framework which may be used by Mindanao communities and agencies that

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Pinoy Guide to Ampalaya Production

More commonly found in Filipino dishes like “pinakbet”, ampalaya is known for its bitter taste. Ampalaya (Momordica charantia), also called as bitter gourd, amargoso or bitter melon has superior nutritional value as it contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, potassium, copper, iron and calcium. This vegetable is also heaven-sent for diabetics as it endows natural “plant insulin” that has been proven to aid in decreasing urine and blood sugar. Pinoy farmers can opt to plant this

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Pinoy Guide to Mango Production

Mango (Mangifera indica L.) is one of most common fruit crops in the Philippines. Growing mangoes need specific know-how in order to achieve success in its production. Dr. Leon Namuco (UP Los Baños professor) provides this Q&A on mango production. Which microclimate in Mindanao is suited for mango production?Mindanao is ideal for mango production primarily because many areas there are spared from typhoons, which is the single most important constraint in year-round mango production.The Mindanao

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More Free Online Courses at PalayAralan.com

A total of 11 free rice production courses are now available at Palayaralan Website . Among these are Management of Armyworm and Cutworm, Rice Postproduction Technologies, Minus-One Element Techniques, Nitrogen Fertilizer Management using LCC, Production and Use of Rice Straw-based Organic Fertilizer, Management Options for Golden Kuhol, Management of Rice Blast Disease, Management of Rice Black Bugs, Modified Dapog Technology, Controlled Irrigation, and Management Option for Ricefield weeds. Modules are designed and packaged in a

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KEC7: ICTs for Better Life

The Philippine Community e-Center Network (PhilCeCNet), DOST-Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO), and National Computer Center (NCC) spearheaded the 7th Knowledge Exchange Conference (KEC7) in Baguio City on November 22-23, 2011. KEC7 was themed Self-reliant Community e-Centers (CeCs) for Self-reliant communities. This highlights empowerment and sustainability of e-Centers nationwide, providing services for agriculture, disaster management, education, and enterprise development through information and communication technologies (ICTs). The KEC7 was participated in by at least 300 knowledge

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Aurora Students Ready for ICT

“Nung nalaman naming na tuturuan kami sa paggamit ng computer, sobra po akong excited. Hindi lang pala, paglalaro ang pwedeng gawin sa computer. Pwede rin mag-research, mag-type ng mga projects at maraming pang iba.” (When we learned that we will be trained on how to use the computer, I was very excited. Computer is not just about playing games, we can also do research, encode our project, and many more), said Ian Karl Dumlao, Grade

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Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank to Offer More Localized Learning Modules

Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank now consists of 712 handouts and technology guides in English, Tagalog, Hiligaynon, Iluko, Cebuano, and Pampango. These are on top of other resources such as videos, interactive modules, photos, recipes, and more. On September 15-16, 2011, Pinoy Rice Knowledge Bank Technology Updates and Translation workshop was conducted in DA RFU XIII (CARAGA). Through this activity, local agriculturists, and farmer leaders with PhilRice specialists translated selected PalayCheck learning modules (powerpoint presentations) into

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Dilasag Farmers to Try New Rice Varieties

Availability of good seeds is one; to know the type of rice varieties that best suit their town is another. These are but two of the factors that prodded the Open Academy for Philippine Agriculture (OPAPA) to help the farmers facilitate variety trial demonstrations in Dilasag, Aurora. With the assistance from the local government of Dilasag, and through the Aurora E-village project, OPAPA selected six farmer cooperators from Brgy. Diniog, Brgy. Diagyan, and Brgy. Manguitahan.

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