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2012-03-06

The e-Extension Program At A Glance*

1. e-Learning is part of the e-Extension program of the Department of Agriculture. e-Extension is basically a use of mobile technology in knowledge sharing particularly in training about agricultural technologies. Accessing various material... Read More

2012-02-28

A Techno Enterprise Hub for Poverty Reduction

1. Poverty level in the Philippines has remained above 25% for at least the past 20 years. Many Filipinos eat only once or twice a day. The question was posed on what the science and technology community do to help. 2. With a vision for... Read More

2012-02-21

Angels of the Earth*

1. Metro Manila produces 7000 tons of garbage everyday with 60% biodegradable (causes methane and greenhouse gas emissions), 30% recyclable or reusable and 10% residual or of very little use. 2. The good news is that in nature, biodegrad... Read More

2012-02-07

Growing Vegetables and Herbs the EPP Way

1. The EPP (taken from his name’s initials) way will not require tracts of good land and lots of water for planting vegetables and herbs. It is a container gardening system, appropriate for urban agriculture and rural agriculture in barren ... Read More

2012-01-31

Fresh Coconut Processing: Silver Bullet to Eradicate Poverty in the Philippine Countryside*

1. Fresh coconut processing is not about young coconut and definitely not about copra. 2. The demand for natural and healthy drinks drives growth of natural drinks like coconut water beverages. Health benefits from coconut water: imm... Read More

2012-01-17

Philippine Agribusiness Competitiveness

1. Agriculture is key to building a middle class society. There is no other way. 2. Philippine Agriculture and Fishery Landscape: a. Less than a fifth of GDP b. But agribusiness chain, over 40% of GDP c. 12 million workers, more t... Read More

2012-01-10

Philippine Tropical Fabrics from Pineapple, Banana and Abaca*

Philippine Tropical Fabrics from Pineapple and Banana by Nora Mangalindan, Chief, R&D, PTRI, DOST 1. In the Philippines, 58,823.38 hectares planted to pineapple mainly in Davao, Northern Mindanao, and Eastern Visayas. There are ... Read More

2011-12-06

Bio-Energy*

1. Fossil or Mineral Fuels – come from fossilized remains of dead animals and plants. Called non- renewable resources: (from millions of years exposed to heat and pressure from within earth’s crust; depletes faster than new ones being formed... Read More

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