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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.
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.
The Philippines is endowed with bountiful diversity and is acknowledged as one of the 18 mega-biodiversity centers of the world. Part of this natural wealth is the flower genus called Hoya.