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Preserved Camias

Averrhoa bilimbi (commonly known as camias) is a fruit-bearing tree found throughout the Philippines. Its fruit is ellipsoidal, elongated, measuring about 4 – 10 cm and sometimes faintly 5-angled. The skin, smooth to slightly bumpy, thin and waxy turning from light green to yellowish-green when ripe. The flesh is crisp and the juice is sour and [&hellip

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How to Make Chayote Catsup

Chayote or sayote is an edible vine plant that bears a  green, pear-shaped fruit belonging to the gourd family, which includes melons and squash. It has lots of health benefits from vitamins A and C to dietary fiber and now, uric acid lowering effect to tested animals, according to researchers of Davao Medical School Foundation, [&hellip

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Prolonging the Shelf-Life of Shrimp

A Japanese expert on shrimps from the Southeast Asia Fisheries and Development Center SEAFDEC) in Iloilo has conducted this experiment so as to prolong the life of shrimps even when packed for transporting. Results showed that 93% of the shrimps were still alive and could swim when placed in water. How to Prolong the Shelf-life [&hellip

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Sawdust for Animal Feeds

Sawdust contains 50 to 60% cellulose and about 30% lignin. Cellulose is an important component in animal feeds as a source of energy while lignin acts as a barrier to the digestibility of cellulose. Thus, the animals can hardly digest the sawdust. The lignin can be removed or reduced by first treating the sawdust before [&hellip

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Micro-Lending Through MSME-Oriented Rural Banks (Micro-Local)

SMALL BUSINESS CORPORATION (Small Business Guarantee and Finance Corporation) 17th & 18th Floors, 139 Corporate Centre, Valero Street Salcedo Village, Makati City Program Title: MICRO-LENDING THROUGH MSME-ORIENTED RURAL BANKS (MICRO-LOCAL) Target Conduit: * Rural and Cooperative banks with the following minimum qualifications: o At least 3 years in existence as a bank; may be on [&hellip

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How to Make Sotanghon From Mongo

Sotanghon Making from Mongo The usual sotanghon is made from soybeans, but since this is important and more costly, researchers at UP Los Baños have produced sotanghon using mongo, without any distinction from the usual soybean sotanghon. Procedure To make starch 1. Soak the mango overnight. 2. Grind several times and sieve at 400 mesh. [&hellip

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Fruits and Vegetables (Extend the Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables)

How to Extend the Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables Procedure: 1. Place moist sawdust in a big basin or pail. Take care to remove sharp or pointed pieces in the sawdust that will hurt the fruits or vegetables as it is in this way that rotting caused by bacterial organisms start. 2. Place the fruits [&hellip

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Microfinance Eco-Enterprise Program (MEEP)

FOUNDATION FOR A SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY, INC. (FSSI) Unit E, 46 Samar Avenue corner Eugenio Lopez Street South Triangle, Quezon City Program Title: MICROFINANCE ECO-ENTERPRISE PROGRAM (MEEP) Program Objectives: – To assist community finance institutions (CFIs) set up windows of financing schemes for the entrepreneurial poor and micro-enterprises entering and participating in eco-enterprise ventures; – To [&hellip

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How to Grow Gabi

Gabi is one of the major rootcrops grown throughout the country. It can be grown almost anywhere, upland or lowland. Land preparation and planting: 1. Plow the field twice to loosen the soil. 2. Harrow the field in a criss-cross manner to break the soil clods. 3. Make furrows at a distance of 75 cm. [&hellip

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High Value Commercial Crops Financing Program

Program Title: High Value Commercial Crops Financing Program Program Objectives: * To provide credit for high value commercial crops production projects in order to accelerate the growth and development of Philippine Agri-Business as part of the National Government’s thrust. * To develop high value commercial crops for exports to significantly increase the foreign exchange earnings [&hellip

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