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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 […

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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 […

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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 […

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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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