GILBERT & RACHEL BUGIA: Raising 500 Cattle and 2,000 Goats In Zambales, Feeding Them 200 Tons Silage Monthly

We met an interesting couple who are raising goats and cattle in their 8-hectare farm in Palauig, Zambales at the Agrilink trade expo on October 4, 2018. They are Gilbert and Rachel Bugia who used to be employees of a big broadcasting company in Manila. They gave up their jobs […]

Two Brave Medics Develop A Challenging Mountain Farm

Two brave medical doctors are developing a challenging mountain farmland in Talugtog, Talavera, Nueva Ecija. Challenging because it is up there in the upland where water is available in some parts only during the rainy season. During the dry months, the area is really dry and the cogon grass is […]

IPs Trained On Bamboo Craft

IPs Trained On Bamboo Craft

The Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) based in Los Baños, Laguna, is intensifying its technology assistance to Indigenous Peoples. It has recently held trainings in bamboo craft  among IPs in Palawan and Mindanao. On July 18-20 2017, FPRDI conducted a lecture-demonstration on some bamboo processing technologies for Batak […]

WOOD VINEGAR: Very Important In Organic Farming

Ask Jefferson Laruan, a very successful organic farmer, and he will tell you that wood vinegar is very important in organic farming. He and his wife Elisa are the owners of the Lily Valley Organic Farm in La Trinidad, Benguet. Wood vinegar or Mokusako is the liquid that is collected […]

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

BY DR. DANILO P. PADUA: Four New Strawberry Hybrids

During our trip to Benguet, March 16-18, 2017, we met the gentleman who is considered the most knowledgeable in strawberry breeding at the Benguet State University. He is Dr. Danilo P. Padua, formerly dean of the BSU College of Agriculture, now a full-time professor. He is very proud of four […]

DENNIS MIGUEL: Set To Establish Record Yield In Rice

DENNIS MIGUEL: Set To Establish Record Yield In Rice

Dennis Miguel claims he has a small farm with a big dream…to break the world record in rice harvest. He said (as of Feb. 25, 2017) he has a standing crop of 1.5 hectares in Isabela which is in its maximum tillering stage. “We have two weeks to go before […]

DR. WILLIAM D. DAR: Agribusiness Center Named After Him In India

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), in Patancheru, India, honored former agriculture Secretary William D. Dar, who served as its Director General from 2000 to 2014, by naming a new building after him. Known as the ‘William D Dar Agribusiness Centre,’ the facility houses ICRISAT’s Agribusiness […]

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