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Coconut oil is not to blame for the increase in cardiovascular disease from the American diet, according to a study by a professor from the Ateneo de Manila University. In his study dated June 2017 titled “The Warning on Saturated Fat: From Defective Experiments to Defective Guidelines,” Fabian Dayrit of…

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A RECENTLY conducted study on cacao farming in the Cordillera Administrative Region has found that many areas in Ifugao are within the required elevation for the production of cocoa. To help accelerate the development of the cacao industry in the province, the Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement (CAPE) of the…

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PEANUT, whose scientific name is Arachis hypogaea L., is a popular food crop in the Philippines, particularly in Cagayan Valley or Region 2. Widely consumed as boiled-in-shell peanuts and salted fried peanuts, processed as peanut butter, and used as ingredient in the manufacture of confectioneries, the food crop has excellent…

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CS First Green Agri-Industrial Development, which is based in Bayambang, Pangasinan, is set to go into large-scale charcoal making using bamboo after piloting various machines from the Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI). “We pilot-tested four kinds of equipment: the DOST-FPRDI bamboo charcoaling kiln,…

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For four years now, the handicraft dryer developed by the Department of Science and Technology- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has been helping a home decor exporter cope with the effects of climate change. “For 46 years – from 1967 to 2013 – we relied solely on the…

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The Philippines will exhibit a number of its locally-developed farm mechanization technologies at the 2017 South East Asian Agri Business Show (SIMA Asean 2017) set for August 7-8 in Bangkok, to demonstrate that the country’s agriculture sector is undergoing modernization. The country will be primarily represented in the event by…

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Two leading research institutions have partnered to help increase potato production in the Philippines, in order to meet the increasing demand for the commodity that is also fuelled by the proliferation of more fast food establishments in the country. Through its National Technology Commercialization Program, the Department of Agriculture- Bureau…

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TUGUEGARAO CITY. The Department of Agriculture (DA) through the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently launched the Kapatid Agri-Mentor Me Program (KAMMP) in Cagayan Valley. The KAMMP was launched through an event organized by the ATI- Regional Training Center for Cagayan Valley and DA-Regional Field Office Region 2 (RFO2) in partnership…

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URDANETA CITY: In 2018, big-ticket irrigation projects will commence construction in the Ilocos region that will pave the way for more service area beneficiaries. National Irrigation Administration (NIA)-Ilocos Region office Director John Celeste said that while 2017 projects are still ongoing, budget deliberation for 2018 projects was finished at the…

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TABUK CITY, Kalinga: In a bid to revive Kalinga’s dwindling citrus industry, the Bureau of Plant Industry in the Cordillera Administrative Region (BPI-CAR) has trained some 20 citrus farmers in the province on asexual and sexual propagation. Rogelio Custodio of BPI-CAR said farmers’ organizations were given package of technology (POT)…

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