The agriculture sector plays a huge part in inclusive growth and poverty alleviation among nations. According to the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the sector is composed of about 75% of rural populations in developing countries. Among the promising strategy towards agricultural development and globalization is contract farming.
In efforts to strengthen the research and development of protein substitution in aquaculture feed formulation among the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), a Regional Technical Consultation (RTC) was organized by the Aquaculture Department and Secretariat of the Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center (SEAFDEC) together with the Government of Myanmar.
With food security in mind, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to improve the food value chains to guarantee that there are enough and affordable food supplies in the region. As such, ADB commissioned the International Food Policy Research Institute to evaluate the staple food value chains in Bangladesh, the People`s Republic of China and India.
On the combined volume (41 and 42) of the Philippine Journal of Development (PJD), there are eight topics on the trade relations and concerns of the country.
Can small farms contribute greatly to our economy? What can be done to empower them further?
To address these questions, and more, a non-government agency – Centro Saka, Inc. – conducted a Small Farms Survey. This is also to provide baseline data on the nature of small farmers and small-owner cultivators. It also presents information about small farmers` immediate environment.
Reforestation is an important element in the environment. It is an artificial regeneration where forest plantations are established to replace its baldness.
As it is, forests are nature’s armor that protects us from calamities. Yet nowadays, they are seriously declining because of excessive exploitation and lack of effective reforestation programs of the government.
Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.