DIANNE CUNANAN is showing a bunch of Eucheuma spinosum, a seaweed that is used for making fresh seaweed salad as well as for processing into carrageenan. The photo was taken during the Seaweed Fiesta on November 27-28 at the Passig Islet in Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur.
The January issue of Agriculture Magazine features the editor’s report on his 7-day trip to Mindanao that includes the rising Halal Banana Plantation in Ampatuan town (Maguindanao) where the celebrated Ampatuan Massacre was done on November 23, 2009, the Seaweed Fiesta, the high-tech Durabloom organic factory in Butuan City, and the big cassava production program in Caraga Region.
Watch for the release of the magazine shortly. There are other interesting and informative features that agri-people can’t afford to miss. Agriculture Magazine, published by the Manila Bulletin and edited by Zac B. Sarian, is the most widely circulated magazine of its kind in the Philippines. Copies are available in bookstores as well as in the distribution outlets of Manila Bulletin nationwide. It is also available by subscription.
Dianne Cunanan, by the way, is a staff of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) that organized the Seaweed Fiesta.