University of Mindanao student startup for farmers competes for 1M Hult Prize UK
The University of Mindanao – Davao City Campus student innovation to help small-scale farmers gain a competitive advantage in the market is set to represent the Philippines in the competition for the USD 1 Million Hult Prize in the United Kingdom - that is if they can gather enough funds for the travel.
University of the Philippines develops natural plant growth booster
Researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) have developed HormoGroe, a low-cost and natural root growth enhancer soon to be made available to Filipino farmers.
Young agripreneurs export Tarlac farmers’ okra harvest to Japan
Young Filipino agripreneurs are exporting 'okra' or ladyfingers to Japan to sustain agricultural-business and to support the livelihood of Tarlac farmers who are greatly affected by the fluctuation of 'palay' price.
3,000 Bataan farmers to benefit from farm tourism, tech and livelihood support
Over 3,000 farmers from Bataan province are expected to benefit from a three-pronged program that features farm tourism, use of satellite technology, and livelihood support.
Bulacan’s newly opened Sitio Brown Bridge to improve access for students and farmers
Bulacan's Sitio Brown Bridge in Malapad na Parang is expected to improve and provide safer access for students going to school and farmers bringing their harvest to the market.
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...
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.