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A Study on the Influence of Various Potting Media and Vermitea on the Survival of Tissue-Cultured Lakatan Meriplants
Globally, banana is ranked fourth in terms of gross value of production. It is a major staple food crop for millions of people. It also provides income through local and international trade like Ecuador and Brazil. In the Philippines, 76% of banana is used as food while 16% is used as feeds. Among the 80 cultivars, Lakatan is one of the most in-demand locally; but sometimes growers have low productivity due to problems on pests and diseases.
The Climate Change Commission (CCC) continuously come up with reference materials on climate change. Among these is a Comprehensive Land Use Plan Preparation (CLUP) Resource Book on Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management.
Among the references acquired by the Agricultural Training Institute for its Agriculture and Fisheries Knowledge Resource Center (AFKC) is the Journal of Public Affairs and Development (JPAD). It is a biannual refereed journal published by the College of Public Affairs and Development of the University of the Philippines in Los Baños. JPAD features original articles on rural and agricultural policy analysis; institutional innovations and development; local governance; community development and community education; and agrarian issues, among others.
Ian Christoplos of the Danish Institute for International Studies came up with the manual on “Mobilizing the Potential of Rural and Agricultural Extension” to raise awareness of farmers on how it could help them, especially the smallholder farmers, support their families` basic needs. It includes a number of brief case studies and presents an overview of current opportunities and challenges to increase the impact of rural and agricultural extension.