AgriBusiness Archive

Halal certification to expand Muslim market for Philippine Dona Maria rice in Persian Gulf-GCC countries

A newly-granted Halal certification to Philippine brand Dona Maria rice opens up market potential in Gulf countries Jordan and Kuwait. The premium rice varieties just received a Halal certification from the Islamic Da’wah Council of the Philippines Inc (IDCP).  The IDCP certification made the Dona Maria rice the first and so far the only Halal [&hellip

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Lipote: The munchy bunch

People say that one good thing deserves another. The lipote does better than that as the fruit comes; not just as ones or pairs, but as whole clusters. Many of us know duhat, the fruit of many childhood summers. Lipote looks similar to this tangy fruit. However, the duhat cluster has its fruits hanging more [&hellip

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Value adding expands seaweed industry

It is unlike any sunken treasure anyone has ever discovered underneath the ocean. But its value outweighs that of a chest overflowing of gold. Seaweed is the ocean’s valuable deep sea vegetable. During the ancient times, it was only served to kings and their honoured guests. It has been considered a miracle crop and it [&hellip

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Adlay emerges as another health-promoting food staple

A better appreciation of adlay as a traditional food staple in the country, alongside rice and corn, was set in motion in 2010, when the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) developed a research and development (R&D) program to explore the potential of adlay. Pioneering this initiative, BAR presented a [&hellip

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Huani: The fragrant mango

Have you ever heard of the huani mango? Perhaps most of us are not familiar with this kind of fruit, but the people in Zamboanga Peninsula know it well. Commonly called kuwini, Saipan mango, and fragrant mango? huani (Mangifera odorata) is a lesser popular Mangifera species that bears edible fruits. It grows to about 15 [&hellip

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Exploring the potential of Apayao’s indigenous fruit

Exploring the wild-growing plants has been one of the initiatives of the government now particularly the agriculture department. There have been programs and projects on the protection and cultivation of indigenous plants. Research efforts are being pulled into in order to exploit the potentials these wild, indigenous crops in the country. “Farmers are encouraged to [&hellip

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Improved abaca varieties towards better production

Abaca: Weaving more opportunities into farmers’ lives. Abaca, known worldwide as Manila Hemp, is an economically important crop indigenous to the Philippines. It is the lifeblood of more than 200,000 farming families from 56 abaca growing provinces in the country. Abaca is also a top export commodity of the country with an average of US$80 [&hellip

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Grow dracaena godseffiana the easy way

More and more Filipinos have taken interest in foliage plants, both for their profit potential and their aesthetic value. One of the most in demand and also considered as the best indoor plant is the Dracaena godseffiana, a spreading and shrubby plant popularly used in flower arrangements and florist greens. Dracaenas are made up of [&hellip

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New hybrid rice SL-18H gives hopes to farmers of more stable income of P100,000 to P200,000 per ha with 250-300 cavan yield

A new hybrid rice variety gives new hopes of a more stable yield to farmers with its robust panicles and stems that potentially give 250 to 300 cavans per hectare, establishing farmers’ net income of P100,000 to P200,000 per hectare. The good yield of SL-18H of SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is bringing a jackpot income [&hellip

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Guapple Production Guide

Everybody wants guapple. And surely every farmer wants to plant the tree for additional income. It is rich in vitamins A, B, and C a guapple a fruit contains more vitamin C than a typical citrus fruit the rind contains over five times more vitamin C than an orange. It also contains high amounts of [&hellip

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