Category: Agriculture

  • BSU’s Squash Noodles

    This page requires a higher version browser Earlier, when we came across news reports that a noodle factory will be built in Benguet to produce vegetable noodles, we wondered how vegetables — particularly the green, leafy ones — can be turned into noodles. Well, the folks at Benguet State University proved that you can make […]

  • Ifugao Info Center Bags National Honors

    By Delmar Cariño/Sunstar Baguio PASAY CITY — The information center in Alfonso Lista, Ifugao was recently recognized as one of the country’s models in the delivery of science and technology services for farmers. Toasts were given to the town’s Farmers Information and Technology Services (Fits) on Thursday at SM Mall of Asia here for adopting […]

  • Kapangan’s Silk Cocoons

    Let’s give kudos to whoever thought of introducing silkworm farming in Kapangan. It seems like its going to be a success. Photo credit: John Javellana/Reuters. Silkworms give Philippine farming town a makeover By Manny Mogato/Reuters KAPANGAN – Hundreds of white mulberry trees have started to cover mountain slopes deep in the northern Philippines’ Cordillera region, […]

  • Dear Ignacio: No Need to Be Ashamed

    Our kailiyan Ignacio Canuto should not be ashamed for billing Gloria. Ket inala met ni Gloria diyay strawberry, di dapat lang nga bayadan na. That’s P6,000, pare. Malaking pera iyon. Dapat talaga nga mabayadan. If anyone should be ashamed, it should be Gloria’s staff because this is something they should have handled smoothly. Isuda ti […]

  • A Must Read from Maurice

    Here’s an article by Maurice Malanes on how we are losing our traditional crop varieties and replacing them with high-yielding ones which require a lot of input such as pesticides and chemical fertilizers. The result? The farmers become trapped in a cycle of debt and dependency. Biro mo, kailangan nilang bumili ng seeds every time […]