By Allan Nawal
Idle land around the site of the 2009 Maguindanao massacre in which 58 people were killed is up for conversion into a banana plantation and agricultural complex with amenities such as a hospital and a prayer house, Maguindanao Governor Esmael Mangudadatu announced on Saturday.
By DJ Yap
The hot chocolate you drink in the morning may soon be coming from Mindanao.
By Ronnel W. Domingo
Advocates of the greater use of machinery in farms have a golden opportunity in 2014 to tout the benefits of mechanization, if the expected increase in the budget of the Department of Agriculture delivers the desired results.
By Tina G. Santos
Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz has urged all sugar industry stakeholders to work together in finding solutions to mitigate the negative impact likely to be felt when tariff on imported sugar is reduced to five percent by 2015 from 18 percent in 2013 under the Asean Free Trade Agreement (AFTA).
By Maurice Malanes
After 24 years as an overseas worker in the Middle East, Mauricio Sandico returned home to explore business opportunities and ended up choosing a venture close to an advocacy he shares with his wife, Fely—organic and healthy food.
More pest species are becoming resistant to the most popular type of genetically modified, insect-repellent crops, but not in areas where farmers follow expert advice, a study said on Monday.
Farmer Liezl Balmaceda has never heard of Madonna, but the US pop star’s endorsement of coconut water may help change her impoverished life for the better.
By Jo Martinez-Clemente
Goat and sheep growers here are all thinking of “F4.” What is on their minds is not the popular boy band from Taiwan, but the fourth generation of goats which they started breeding a decade ago—an enhancement of the native race is how they described it. “F4” refers to a native goat now carries 93.75 percent of a foreign goat’s qualities.
By Amadís Ma. Guerrero
Between the mountains and the sea, in a mango orchard in the still idyllic town of San Antonio, Zambales, stands the chateau-like Casa San Miguel, a haven for the arts owned by the Bolipata family of musical fame. (On the maternal side, the grandfather of the Bolipata musicians was Ramon L. Corpus, a noted prewar [...]
By Emman Cena
Inside the sprawling Hacienda San Benito in Lipa City, a restaurant serves organic cuisine that not only fills the stomach but also makes use of farm produce planted and raised by residents themselves. Tucked away on the foothills of Mount Malarayat amid a backdrop of verdant landscape and a cascading pool is Terrazas de Barako, [...]