Everything listed under: farming

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    Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA): Navigating Business Partnerships

    Scaling the impact of your agriculture research together with business. When: 4-5 November 2019* Where: Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Headquarters, Los Baños, Philippines *Exact timing TBCThe fragmentation of different sources of research expertise in ASEAN makes it difficult for valuable findings to be applied in agriculture value chains. To address this issue, Grow Asia established the Grow Asia Learning Alliance (GALA) &nda...  Read More...

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    These food gardens improve Filipino lives one community at a time

    San Isidro along with all other neighboring municipalities are facing a big challenge of food security. The influx of tourists has led to a high demand of products that have brought the costs of basic goods to a level never seen before. Since then, the criminality has risen especially crimes against property. The entire island of Siargao depends on the import of food products that come from the mainland.   Read More...

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    Mulching helps plants survive extreme heat and more

    One of the best, and cheapest, drought-resistant measures for gardens is applying mulch. Mulched gardens grow healthier, have more fertile soil, have fewer weeds, and have an overall enhanced visual appeal. A mulch is a layer of material applied to the surface of soil. When done properly, mulching allows us gardeners to spend less time watering, weeding, and fighting pest problems. READ: Take the Organic Agriculture NCII Course at the AGREA Farm SchoolHere are some of the functions and...  Read More...

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    DOT accredits 3 Marinduque farms as agri-tourism destinations

    BOAC, MARINDUQUE. The Department of Tourism (DOT) MIMAROPA underscores farm tourism as one of the fastest growing sectors in the Philippines, and with this announced the accreditation of three local farms as the first DOT-accredited agri-tourism farm sites in Marinduque and MIMAROPA.The first and newest DOT-accredited agri-tourism farm sites are (1) AGREA Farm Estate in Brgy. Cawit, (2) DMDC Farm in Brgy.   Read More...

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    8 Life Lessons we Learn in Farming

    Anyone can farm. And everyone can learn a lesson or eight in farming.From getting our hands and feet dirty, to producing our own food from our backyard gardens, to trying to provide sustainable systems and technologies for farmers, to creating and managing social programs for agricultural families and communities, farming teaches us lessons that are valuable in our day-to-day lives.For many years now, AGREA has been doing work with the vision of uplifting the lives of local farming communities. ...  Read More...

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    Marinduque in a Bag

    Marinduque in a Bag is a curation of locally produced products that showcase Marinduque’s local flavor and craftsmanship. Each item tells its own story that reflects Marinduqueños’ ingenuity from handicrafts to delightful artisanal food. All items are thoughtfully curated by identifying and mapping out communities that grow the ingredients and later on develop into artisanal products that are sure to delight everyone who will receive them. Through this program, ...  Read More...