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Tue, 03/06/2012 - 3:22pm

LOS BAÑOS, Laguna --- As one of the world`s major and fastest expanding crops, soybean contributes significantly to overall human nutrition in terms of both calorie and protein intake and it makes the crop in demand specifically for vegetable oil and animal feed in developing countries.

Fri, 03/02/2012 - 1:25pm

 
Written by Ernesto M. Ordoñez
 
YouTube is a powerful tool for agricultural extension. We believe this, as well as other information technology methods, should be used by the Department of Agriculture (DA) to improve farmers’ income.

What spurred me to this subject were two texts I received on my commentary, “There is money in worms,” which appeared last week. One was from Tony de Castro of Earthworm Sanctuary, whom I identified as a vermiculture information source.
 

Tue, 02/28/2012 - 5:20pm

MANILA -- The Philippine Extension Network Inc., or PEN Inc. will host the 4th National Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources Extension Symposium on May 2 to 5, 2012 at Aklan State University, Banga, Aklan. This year's theme is “Agriculture, Fisheries and Natural Resources Extension Service: Securing Active Responses to Uncertain Weather Events”.

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 4:32pm

MALAY, Aklan – Intending to further improve the services and programs under the e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI), as the lead implementing agency of the Program, recently held the e-Extension Portal Content Workshop and e-Learning Documentation Writeshop.

Fri, 02/03/2012 - 1:44pm

The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) has just launched a concept showcasing a more holistic and integrated community-based agribusiness ecotourism program where farmer-leaders will serve as the “teachers” and the community extension workers and their farmlots as the “school” for hands-on training.
 

Mon, 01/30/2012 - 3:00pm

MANILA -- Since its first debut in the Philippines a year ago, Nutrient Manager for Rice Mobile (NMRiceMobile) – designed to give fertilizer guidelines to rice farmers via their mobile phones – is now available via smart phones with Android operating systems.

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 12:14am

DILIMAN, Quezon City – Celebrating 25 years of existence is one thing but serving the Filipino farmers and fishers for more than two decades is on another level.

Wed, 01/11/2012 - 9:27am

MANILA – The e-Extension Program for Agriculture and Fisheries can consider 2011 a banner year.

With 25 e-Learning courses offered, almost 10,000 registered users in the e-learning site coupled with 5,624 enrollees and 3,572 graduates, the e-Extension Program truly had a successful year.