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Transforming Adversities into Opportunities

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 5:37pm

The Greek philosopher Heraclitus’ famous quote “there is nothing permanent in this world, except change” is reflective of what Ronilo Gines, the Magsasaka Siyentista of Llanera, Nueva Ecija, believed in.

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The Llanera, Nueva Ecija farmer grew up dreaming a career not on land, but on the vast ocean. In 1982, he took his two-year bachelor’s degree in marine engineering at Pangasinan Merchant Maritime Academy for a chance to become a seaman someday.

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Grow Your Own Food: The rise of urban gardening during community quarantine

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:44am

One of the most surprising perks of the pandemic is the rise of urban gardening. Panic buying in several areas which resulted to long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets paved way to finding an alternative source of food. With this, the community quarantine has pushed more city dwellers to engage in backyard gardening, giving possibly lasting boost to urban farming.

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Grow Your Own Food: The rise of urban gardening during community quarantine

Mon, 06/15/2020 - 12:44am

One of the most surprising perks of the pandemic is the rise of urban gardening. Panic buying in several areas which resulted to long queues and empty shelves in supermarkets paved way to finding an alternative source of food. With this, the community quarantine has pushed more city dwellers to engage in backyard gardening, giving possibly lasting boost to urban farming.

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Deodany Cara: Soaring Higher

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 5:18pm

In Deodany Cara’s farm, words like “play-safe” and “enough” are not allowed. These words do not apply for the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija farmer, who has been in the farming industry for over three decades. Instead, words like “innovative” and “eager” suit him better—words reflective of the title Magsasaka Siyentista (MS).

In bloom

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Deodany Cara: Soaring Higher

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 5:18pm

In Deodany Cara’s farm, words like “play-safe” and “enough” are not allowed. These words do not apply for the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija farmer, who has been in the farming industry for over three decades. Instead, words like “innovative” and “eager” suit him better—words reflective of the title Magsasaka Siyentista (MS).

In bloom

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Reaping the Rewards of Rice Production

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:03am

Amidst the problems faced by the agricultural sector, farming is a still a noble and very important profession. Through farming, there is available food on the table and source of income. It is also the primary source of livelihood among people, especially in rural communities. Compared to other jobs, farming is more strenuous. It requires a lot of physical capability to be able to plow the field and innovativeness in order to gain better yields. Hence, it entails more passion, hard work, lots of patience, and perseverance. This is how Jimmy Julian L. Dela Cruz regard farming.

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Reaping the Rewards of Rice Production

Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:03am

Amidst the problems faced by the agricultural sector, farming is a still a noble and very important profession. Through farming, there is available food on the table and source of income. It is also the primary source of livelihood among people, especially in rural communities. Compared to other jobs, farming is more strenuous. It requires a lot of physical capability to be able to plow the field and innovativeness in order to gain better yields. Hence, it entails more passion, hard work, lots of patience, and perseverance. This is how Jimmy Julian L. Dela Cruz regard farming.

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Nurturing the Grains: Going Beyond the Rudiments of Rice Production

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 7:40pm

The success of a person cannot only be measured by financial sufficiency but also with his outstanding accomplishment and recognition. His worth cannot be measured by his bank account, instead by the impact he has made in other people’s lives,” the 59-year old Nemencio Concepcion emphasized in an interview.

How it all begun

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Nurturing the Grains: Going Beyond the Rudiments of Rice Production

Tue, 05/12/2020 - 7:40pm

The success of a person cannot only be measured by financial sufficiency but also with his outstanding accomplishment and recognition. His worth cannot be measured by his bank account, instead by the impact he has made in other people’s lives,” the 59-year old Nemencio Concepcion emphasized in an interview.

How it all begun

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Gold Beneath the Ground: Savoring the Taste of Sweet Potato Success

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 2:56pm

Filipinos inevitably love to create an impression or symbolism that represents one’s culture or attitudes towards a certain situation. That’s how creative Filipinos are, right? Even if it is a root crop and a superfood for the many, they can still create allegory out of it.

In the different provinces of the Philippines, the term “kamote” has many faces. In fact, “kamote,” also known as sweet potato, is considered as a superfood since this underground tuber is good for cardiovascular health.

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Gold Beneath the Ground: Savoring the Taste of Sweet Potato Success

Mon, 05/04/2020 - 2:56pm

Filipinos inevitably love to create an impression or symbolism that represents one’s culture or attitudes towards a certain situation. That’s how creative Filipinos are, right? Even if it is a root crop and a superfood for the many, they can still create allegory out of it.

In the different provinces of the Philippines, the term “kamote” has many faces. In fact, “kamote,” also known as sweet potato, is considered as a superfood since this underground tuber is good for cardiovascular health.

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Plunging into the Ocean of Opulence through Organic Agriculture

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 9:21pm

Most of us, probably, would recall our childhood memories when we come across the term “bahay-kubo.” It could be a place, a person, a thing or an experience. Whenever our teachers would tell us to draw a community, we always draw a bahay-kubo and a rice field, two mountains, some birds and a bright sun, right? And I bet that you are also familiar with the song “Bahay Kubo”.

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Plunging into the Ocean of Opulence through Organic Agriculture

Sun, 04/19/2020 - 9:21pm

Most of us, probably, would recall our childhood memories when we come across the term “bahay-kubo.” It could be a place, a person, a thing or an experience. Whenever our teachers would tell us to draw a community, we always draw a bahay-kubo and a rice field, two mountains, some birds and a bright sun, right? And I bet that you are also familiar with the song “Bahay Kubo”.

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A Magsasaka Siyentista to the Core

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 7:31pm

Ask anyone in Baler and its neighboring towns if they have heard of Azbahaen Leisure Farm and I would bet the laptop I’m writing this on, he or she would say, -yes. What used to be a 4-hectare land overrun by brambles was transformed into a Farm Tourism Site by its owner, Mr. Adriano A. Necesito Sr.

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A Magsasaka Siyentista to the Core

Tue, 04/07/2020 - 7:31pm

Ask anyone in Baler and its neighboring towns if they have heard of Azbahaen Leisure Farm and I would bet the laptop I’m writing this on, he or she would say, -yes. What used to be a 4-hectare land overrun by brambles was transformed into a Farm Tourism Site by its owner, Mr. Adriano A. Necesito Sr.

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e-Learning: A perk of staying at home

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 4:43pm

Staying at home for so long because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) can sometimes put you in a slump. One day you’re reading a book and dancing to the beat of Michael Jackson and the next day you’re out of something to do. You don’t even know what time is it, what day is it, or is it even a weekend. I bet you haven’t even showered for days.

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e-Learning: A perk of staying at home

Thu, 04/02/2020 - 4:43pm

Staying at home for so long because of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) can sometimes put you in a slump. One day you’re reading a book and dancing to the beat of Michael Jackson and the next day you’re out of something to do. You don’t even know what time is it, what day is it, or is it even a weekend. I bet you haven’t even showered for days.

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The Learning Enthusiast and Technology Adopter of San Luis, Aurora

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:25pm

An unassuming 56-year old Magsasaka Siyentista (MS), Jonathan Tayaben just returned from his morning farm tasks when I first saw him. He smiled at me as soon as I approached him and displayed an apologetic gesture for not being able to meet me earlier. The farm was abuzz with life the morning we sat down for this interview. The makeshift receiving area of his farmhouse was open, allowing the air to circulate, making the heat bearable. Meanwhile, his wife Aileen was busy preparing our snacks - sliced pineapples and fried plantains (banana) which she has harvested from the farm.

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The Learning Enthusiast and Technology Adopter of San Luis, Aurora

Tue, 03/31/2020 - 1:25pm

An unassuming 56-year old Magsasaka Siyentista (MS), Jonathan Tayaben just returned from his morning farm tasks when I first saw him. He smiled at me as soon as I approached him and displayed an apologetic gesture for not being able to meet me earlier. The farm was abuzz with life the morning we sat down for this interview. The makeshift receiving area of his farmhouse was open, allowing the air to circulate, making the heat bearable. Meanwhile, his wife Aileen was busy preparing our snacks - sliced pineapples and fried plantains (banana) which she has harvested from the farm.

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ATI-CL, HVCDP stakeholders brew project activities for coming years

Wed, 03/25/2020 - 2:17pm

The Agricultural Training Institute in Central Luzon (ATI-CL) spearheaded the consultation workshop for the High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP) Stakeholders in Central Luzon on March 11-13, 2020 in Dinalupihan, Bataan.

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