Real tale: Turning idle land to eco-friendly tourism site

It is a stark reality that we need to produce more food with fewer resources. Various farming methods can be applied however it is essential to take into consideration the elements that may affect farming such as soil condition, topography, landscape, among others. This can be accomplished by designing meaningful patterns and principles that are centered on using nature.

New Buildings, New Beginnings

Change is inevitable if you strive to pursue sustainable development. Older structures have to change as it outgrows from their original functions and meet modern demands. Renovation is deemed necessary to accommodate the growth of employees and provide better, more comfortable and conducive atmosphere for the clientele. Thus, construction and design have to be updated to adapt to the changes in technology and lifestyle.

Help is Wealth: Reaching Out Through SOA

Success story of a School On-the-Air (SOA) farmer-graduate

“Knowledge is not enough, it should be put into practice or applied”, Maning smiles bashfully when he made this encouraging remark during the Mass Graduation of School on-the-Air on Palayamanan on Integrated Nutrient Management (INM) at Felis Resort Complex, Matina Aplaya, Davao City.

Mariquito Tejada Llevado, fondly called “Maning” by his friends and relatives, 45 years old, married with three (3) kids and an industrious farmer. He and his family reside at Barangay Camanchilles, Matanao, Davao del Sur where he engaged his farming activities.

Urban Container Gardening flourished in Region XI

The growing popularity of urban farming can be dated back some decades ago. The government’s efforts to ensure food security remained steadfast in providing the needed support mechanisms to keep our important role towards sustainable development. With this, the Agricultural Training Institute-Regional Training Center XI through the initiative of Center Director Dante G. Esguerra, implemented the Urban Container Gardening project in the Center, which is in line to the present administration’s mandates on food availability and accessibility.

Chasing Dreams

Paul Jhone Dominic G. Ebon has always dreamt of putting up his own restaurant business someday. An out-of-school youth, with no knowledge in business, Paul thought he was aiming for the impossible.

Paul, 25, is the eldest son of Alvin Ebon and Vidala Ebon who are farmers in Calinan, Baguio District, Davao City. He grew in their 1.5-hectare lot that is planted with assorted vegetables and fruits trees.


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