adlai Archive

Market research for adlay underway

Initiatives on market research for adlay are now being undertaken. Following a series of national reviews and planning workshops conducted in view of the Adlay R&D Program that pushes for the commodity’s market development, the program is now focusing on the marketing aspect. While a lot of research and development efforts on adlay have already [&hellip

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Farmer profits from shifting to adlay farming

Every progress requires risk. And only those who risk going far are able to know how far they can possibly go. This saying works well for Conchita A. Banguiyao, 48, corn farmer from Maddela, Quirino, when she decided to go into adlay farming even with the limited knowledge on the crop. “I never heard of [&hellip

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Adlai: Champion crop of the Subanen Tribe

As most of us have neither seen nor heard of a crop called adlai, the Subanen tribe has known it all their lives. Adlai (Coix lacryma-jobi L.) is their staple crop. Adlai grains are pounded, threshed, and winnowed, cooked and served it steam just like rice. The grains are also fermented and served as pangasi [&hellip

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Why eating adlai is good for you?

Standing tall in the wild, adlai (Coix lacryma-jobi L.) can be easily overlooked due to its grass-like appearance that blends well with the other wild plants. But unlike weeds, the stem of adlai could grow from 1 to 3 meters tall (from 3 to nearly 10 feet). It bears tear-like shape grains which become the [&hellip

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Adlai Production Guide

Unknown to many Filipinos, Adlai also called Job’s Tears (Coix lacryma-jobi L.) belongs to the family Poaceae or the grasses, the same family to which wheat, corn, and rice belong. But unlike weeds, the stem of adlai could grow from 1 to 3 meters tall (from 3 to nearly 10 feet). The grains, which come [&hellip

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ADLAI: A never heard of crop that resembles, tastes like rice

While many of us have not even heard of adlai, this tall-grain bearing tropical plant from Poaceae (grass family), the same family to which wheat, corn, and rice belong, has been abundantly growing in the country and is being cultivated since ancient times as staple food. In Midsalip, Zamboanga del Sur, adlai is extensively cultivated [&hellip

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AdSoy: Cereal meal and hot beverage in one nutritious blend

Filipinos are becoming more health-conscious, thus the conclusion of a study conducted by Kantar Worldpanel, a leading provider of research-based information on shoppers’ purchase and usage behavior in several countries. The study, which covered 2,000 households in urban areas, showed that in the past 10 years (2001-2010), Filipinos were increasingly becoming health-conscious, with 93 percent, [&hellip

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