Turmeric Production Guide

Turmeric (Curcuma longa) is native to the monsoon forests of south east Asia. It is a perennial herb to 1m tall with underground rhizomes. It belongs to the same family as ginger (Zingiberaceae) and grows in the same hot and humid tropical climate. The rhizome is a deep bright yellow colour and simi ...

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Tips in Starting a Kakanin Business

Kakanin is a well-known Filipino dessert usually serve during special occasions like birthdays, fiesta, anniversary and Christmas. Occasion will not be special without a kakanin in one’s dining table.Even in abroad, kakanin is also popular. Many Ofw’s are still missing to eat our local kakan ...

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Coconut flour from sapal; cheap and nutritious

Coconut (Cocos nucifera) is the Philippines’ wonder tree. Every part of it is used either for domestic or industrial purposes including the by-products. Sapal is one of the many by-products of coconut. It is the coconut meat left after extracting the milk. These are often thrown away since most pe ...

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The ‘starfruit’ for all seasons

Balimbing is a popular expression among Filipinos meaning turncoat or double-faced. This term is commonly used when talking of someone who cannot be trusted. In the field of politics, it is often associated with betrayal where a person would take the side of the candidate from which he or she can ob ...

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Cordillera’s heirloom rice: A bright spot in the export market

Mina-angan, hungduan, ulikan, jekot, diket, and tinawon—they can be mistaken as names of people but they’re not. They are actually varieties of heirloom rice from the Cordillera region which are now making a niche in the export market and are heading their way in the United States through the ef ...

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15 Zero Cost Marketing & Advertising Ideas that Produce Results

Although the internet gives most of us an opportunity to build our own business, advertising and marketing that business can run into a lot of money. For many of us, this obstacle could be too big to withstand. Fortunately there are many ways you can effectively market your online business without ...

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Balikatan sa Kaunlaran (Partnership for Progress)

PHILIPPINE MICROENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (PMDF)G/F Melendres Building, F. Manalo Street, Pasig CityProgram Title: BALIKATAN SA KAUNLARAN (Partnership for Progress)Program Objective: To provide opportunities for poor Filipino families particularly women to achieve self-reliance t ...

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Peoples Credit and Finance Corporation (PCFC) – Business Microfinance Program

Here is a list of Microfinance institutions, Banks, Coops and NGOs that provide financial support to livelihood projects of private individuals and organized groups.ProvincesMFIs, Banks, Coops & NGOsAddressContact #sAbraRangtay sa Pagrang-ay, Inc.DZPA Bldg., cor. ...

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San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Poultry Contract Growers Business Opportunity

San Miguel Foods Inc.’s Magnolia’s contract grower, Ofel Dator and her husband Serafin Dator, owners of Ofel’s Poultry Farm, began breeding chicken in 2005 with just minimal capital on hand. Today, Ofel’s Poultry Farm is earning well over P2.5 million a year. Being a San Miguel Foods ...

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How to Make Banana Burger Patties

One favorite snack that's tried and tested by the Filipino palate is the banana cue.And for all those out there who are already into the business of selling banana cue or interested in getting into this kind of snack food business, here's one more recipe to make sure no part of the banana cue g ...

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Another wonder crop in the Jatropha curcas

The oil of the physic nut, Jatropha curcas, is now being formulated in the Philippines as pesticide and molluscide. But more than this, the 37 percent oil content of this nut can be a diesel fuel substitute. Even without being refined, the oil can burn with clear smoke-free flame. This has been test ...

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