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Mangrove forests serve as nursery ground for fish, prawn and crabs while protecting the coastal areas from storm surges, and strong waves and tidal currents. In addition, they are also sources of food and livelihood for the locals.
The Philippine Department of Agriculture advocates the application of organic fertilizers and other soil ameliorants for growing plants. Among these fertilizers is the fish emulsion made from a blend of various fish waste. It could be applied to both soil and foliage since it enhances the growth of crops during vegetative period.
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.