organic farming Archive

CPAR on organic vegetable results to farmer’s profit

Farming equates income, especially to a common farmer. Aside from providing food on the table, farmers cultivate the land to earn money. Sadly though, it is not always the case for our local farmers especially when it comes to organic farming. Farmers have this notion that organic farming is not as profitable compared to traditional [&hellip

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A CPAR vegetable farmer in Ifugao proves there is money in organic

The government has been consistent in its promotion of the organic agriculture to address food security, sustain human health, and protect environment. However, most farmers still prefer conventional farming due to a widely-held public perception that shifting to organic farming will decrease their production. With years of practicing conventional farming, farmers have come to associate [&hellip

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Rice Straw Fertilizer

Interest in organic food has sky rocketed since the beginning of this millennia. Organic rice has also made its debut in the Philippine market, but has been tagged as an “elitist diet ingredient” as most come expensively in high-end grocery stores nationwide. However, not all organic materials for organic food production are expensive. Some are [&hellip

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Organic Fertilizers from Farm Waste Adopted by Farmers in the Philippines

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has been promoting the production of High Value Crops (HVCs) in order for farmers to earn higher income. Instead of using inorganic fertilizers, however, vegetable and fruit growers had been taught to use indigenous microorganisms (IMO) and fermented farm products as part of a nutrient management component based on the [&hellip

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P6 million Bicol upland rice organic farming capitalizes on rice drought tolerance, on Bicol’s having been a major upland rice producer

The Department of Agriculture (DA) is carrying out a P6 million upland rice organic farming in Bicol which capitalizes on native varieties’ drought tolerance. It also aims to boost Bicol’s contribution to national rice production as Bicol once accounted for a hefty 20 percent of Philippine rice output. Bicol’s upland rice is being developed for [&hellip

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Knowing the potentials,limitations of organic produce and farming

In the recent years, organic produce has been gaining attention from the public for its nutritional benefits and being pesticide-free. However, the public must also realize that organic produce has its own set of potentials and limitations. While it is important to know the benefits of consuming organic produce, it is also equally important to [&hellip

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Pest management strategies for organic strawberry and citrus

The agro-climatic condition of a place is often associated with a particular fruit that is abundantly growing in that locality. For instance, the mere mention of the Cordilleras, with its highlands and cold weather, the first few things that immediately come into mind are strawberries and citrus. “Fruit production is presently one of the major [&hellip

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Fighting pests in organic salad veggies with EPN

People have often associated eating organically-grown salad greens with healthy eating. And since leafy greens and vegetables are eaten fresh, quality of the produce becomes a high-priced assurance both for farmers and consumers. Consumers buy vegetables that are not only safe to eat, but are also free from damage. Health-conscious as they are, consumers are [&hellip

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Calauag’s Saba better and healthier with vermicomposting

Calauag, a municipality located in eastern Quezon, rears an abundance of coconut that covers more than 22,000 hectares. With the predominance of coconut in town comes the rising of yet another high-value crop, saba. Aside from being the largest fruit awardee, the saba variety grown in Calauag possesses a quality that is decidedly comparable to [&hellip

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