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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.