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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 […

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Belonio Rice Husk Gas Stove

The use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) is one of the conventional sources of fuel for cook stoves in the Philippines. However, because of the continued increase in the price of LPG fuel and is continuously increasing at a fast rate, research centers and institutions are challenged to develop a technology for cooking that will […

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SL Agritech targets planting of hybrid rice on two million hectares in five years as DA sets Food Staples Sufficiency target of 22.73 million MT by 2016

Philippines’ biggest hybrid rice seed firm SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is targeting the planting of hybrid rice on two million hectares in five years in its aim to help boost Philippines’ rice sufficiency and potential rice export. As the

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Philippine government pressed to put policies to bring GM crops like Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening global hunger, malnutrition

The Philippines needs to put policies needed to bring to the poor genetically modified (GM) crops like the Vitamin A-rich rice to help solve worsening hunger problem globally. Food production needs to be raised by 70 to 100 percent in the next 30 years according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). This is as […

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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 […

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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 […

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Homemade Chicken Tocino

Here’s another food business idea you can start, a homemade chicken tocino. It’s a delicious treat for your family especially the kids. Chicken tocino makes a great baon idea for both kids and working professionals! Chicken Tocino Ingredients: 1 kilo boneless chicken thighs 3 tablespoons finely minced garlic 1/2 tablespoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black […

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Super Hybrid Rice from China to aid Phils get high yield of10 ton per hectare at a cheap P5 per kilo

The Philippines is poised to achieve a high average rice yield of 10 metric tons (MT) per hectare as it collaborates with China on the development of a Super Hybrid Rice that can potentially push cost down to a cheap P5 per kilo. The target is possible as the Super Hybrid Rice that the China […

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How to Raise Pigs in an Odor free Piggery

How to raise pigs in an easy to manage and odor free piggery through the Profitable Innovative Growing System or PIGS, a method of raising pigs in an environment that mimics their natural habitat, designed by ProNatural Feed Corporation. PIGS technology, unlike conventional piggeries, allows for stress free pigs that are less prone to sickness […

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How to Make Soil Conditioners for Urban Gardening

Don’t you know that you can grow vegetables and herbs even if you only have a small space? With the application of soil conditioner, you can grow healthy vegetables and herbs in small plots or in plastic containers and enjoy a bountiful harvest at a minimal cost. This is true to Nilo F. Estrella who […

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Homemade Fish Tocino

Fish Tocino is a healthy alternative treat to pork tocino. Because moms find it easy to prepare and cook, it becomes a popular breakfast meal for their kids. Aside from that, fish tocino also makes an ideal baon or snack treat for the kids and grownups. Fish tocino making is also a good business idea […

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Farmers in big rice producing provinces to receive P1,200 per 20-kilo hybrid rice seed discount this rainy season

Farmers in big rice provinces Nueva Ecija and Pangasinan will enjoy a P300 per five-kilo (P1,200 for 20 kilos) hybrid rice seed aid this rainy season which should enable them to help boost Philippines’ 2013 rice production. Philippines’ pioneer hybrid rice seed producer SL Agritech Corp. (SLAC) is extending the aid in the form of […

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