Young ‘star’ farmer starts green revolution

LAOAG CITY — Twenty-seven year-old John Lei Ganiron is a rising star in organic farming. He is an “Outstanding Young Farmer” awardee in Batac City who pioneered in automated hydroponics technology last year, growing lettuce and other high-value vegetables. A graduate of Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Communications Engineering, he opted to follow in … Read More

Provincial Business Enterprises Recognized As Economic Change Agents

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union –Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the provinces were recognized as agents of economic growth during the opening of MSMED Week celebration at the La Union Agri-Tourism Center here recently. With the theme, “7Ms Towards a Shared Prosperity for ASEAN MSMEs, ” the celebration was led by Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) … Read More

DA proposes NPK analysis of Baguio’s ‘organic’ fertilizer

BAGUIO CITY — The “organic” fertilizer produced at the city’s Environmental Recycling System (ERS) facility must be analyzed to determine its Nitrogen Phosphorus and Potassium or NPK content to establish whether it indeed qualifies as organic fertilizer. Esther Andiso, agriculture technician of regional soils laboratory of the Department of Agriculture-Cordillera, during the city council’s session … Read More

First three organic agriculture farm schools open in Cordillera

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet — In support to the rural development program of President Rodrigo Duterte, the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority-Cordillera (TESDA-CAR) has finally opened its very first TESDA-accredited organic farm schools in Benguet province to train new organic farmers. About 150 farmers will be initially sponsored by the government through the Training for … Read More

House approves condonation of farmers’ loan interests

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 187 which seeks to grant farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries relief from unpaid loan obligations through a new condonation program. The proposed “Agrarian and Agricultural Loan Restructuring and Condonation Act” aims to provide farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries … Read More