rice Archive

Goat-based Enterprises

Are you planning to invest in a profitable business venture? Why not goat raising? It only requires low initial capital and guarantees you a high return on investment even at the first year of operation for an economic-sized herd of not less than 25 does. Aside from that, different products from the different goat-based enterprises [&hellip

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Rice and Corn Recipes

Rice is a plant originally from Southeast Asia, with branching stems ending in a panicle formed of flowers or “spikelets,” from which the grains are formed. While rice is a staple food in the Philippines, the government is pushing for the planting of alternative crops for rice since its production inputs becomes expensive. However, to [&hellip

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US-based US Agriseeds puts up rice breeding station, releases a hybrid variety that enables farmers to plant during disease-infested rainy season

US-based US Agriseeds has put up a rice breeding station in the Philippines in line with government’s call to become rice-sufficient even as it releases to the market a variety that enables farmers to plant hybrid rice during disease-infested rainy season. The breeding station of US Agriseeds through local subsidiary SeedWorks Philippines Inc. (SPI) covers [&hellip

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Phils to hit 400 MT of fancy rice export by end-2013 as it sent off 100 MT Dona Maria rice to Dubai last October 24

The Philippines is hitting 400 metric tons (MT) of fancy rice export by the end of 2013 as it just sent off 100 MT of the Dona Maria hybrid rice to Dubai, aiding Philippines to exceed export target by 300 percent. The export to Dubai, to be distributed via a big international retail chain, is [&hellip

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Philippines puts name in global rice map as Dona Maria is exported through French Carrefour and to Los Angeles, USA

The Philippines anticipates to put its name in the global rice map as “Dona Maria” premium rice is set to be exported in October at 156 metric tons (MT) through one of world’s largest retailer, the French Carrefour. SL Agritech Corp., (SLAC), producer of Dona Maria Jasponica and Miponica brown and white rice, is all [&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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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 [&hellip

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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 [&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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