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Farm tourism strategy to benefit farmers and fisherfolks

The Philippines' strategy for farm tourism will benefit farmers and fisherfolk, the Department of Tourism (DOT) said at the Farm Tourism Summit. DOT Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat emphasized the agency's priority program for farm tourism saying...
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E-Magsasaka online portal offers buyers mass produce straight from farmers

A new online portal called e-Magsasaka is offering buyers fruits and vegetables direct from farmers' harvests. The new website shortens the mass produce supply chain by directly connecting farm mass producers and buyers. The e-Magsasaka team...

Abra farmers train to maintain solar powered irrigation system

Abra farmers from model farms are now skilled at maintaining their Solar Powered Irrigation System (SPIS). The SPIS harnesses solar energy and open water sources to irrigate the model farms. Farmers from the four model farms...

VMV Hypoallergenics looks to farmers for Yolanda’s valuable lesson

Typhoon Yolanda devastated lives and destroyed livelihoods and businesses. Among those that suffered greatly was the now international “cosmeceutical” company VMV Hypoallergenics. Almost all VMV cosmeceutical (cosmetics that are supposed to have medicinal properties) products...

Pilmico turns farmers into partners for growth

When super typhoon Yolanda struck the country in 2013, it destroyed almost everything Retchel Pasturan’s family owned. “Nahurot. Naguba dyud totally an balay (Gone. Our house was totally damaged),” Pasturan, a 35-year-old backyard farmer in Ormoc City, said.

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Maria Ressa wins Stanford University Shorenstein Journalism Award

The Philippines' investigative journalist Maria Ressa is the winner of the 2019 Shorenstein Journalism Award given by Stanford University in California. Ressa, the CEO and...