Author: Raffy Rico

DA-BAR at NVSU Nagsanib Puersa para sa Proyektong Shiitake Mushroom

Ang shiitake o lentinula edodes ay isang uri ng mushroom na matatagpuan sa hilangang bahagi ng Asya. Mayroon itong taglay na vitamin B, thiamine, riboflavin, at niacin. Tinuturing ito bilang isang uri ng medicinal mushroom dahil kaya nitong kontrolin ang kolesterol sa katawan. Nakakatulong din ito upang maiwasan ang pagkakaroon ng cancer, sakit sa bituka, at diabetes. Dahil sa pagnanais na matukoy ng mga experto ang iba pang potensyal na pakinabang ng shiitake mushroom at maipakilala ito sa publiko, ang Bureau of Agricultural Research o BAR at Nueva Vizcaya State University (NVSU) ay nagtulong para maisulong ang proyekto at...

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BAR is all set for 15th agri-fishery tech forum and product exhibit

The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) is all set for the annual conduct of the “15th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition (NTF) and 32nd BAR Anniversary” on 14-16 August 2019 at the BAR Grounds, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. With the theme, “NTF@15: Technologies from Agri-Fishery R&D as Catalyst for Sustainability and Competitiveness”, this year’s celebration highlights innovative technologies from research and development (R&D) that can lead to economic growth and spur competitiveness in the sector. The technologies featured in the event are developed and generated from BAR’s funded R&D projects and implemented by various R&D...

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Southeast Asians learn best practices in climate-smart agriculture in Quezon town

Hon. Mayor Cesar J. Isaac III (left, standing) discusses Guinayangan’s experience regarding the management of Maulawin Spring Protected Landscape and the utilization of the payment for ecosystem services (PES) or Green Fund. It takes a village to scale climate-smart agriculture. This statement of Leocadio S. Sebastian, Regional Program Leader for CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia (CCAFS SEA), sums up the advocacy of CCAFS SEA, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to push for the establishment of...

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ADVANCED FORECASTING

Dr. Vicente B. Malano (left), Admnistrator, of the Philippine Athmosperic, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), says the weather bureau issues 10-day forecast that provides advance notice of potential hazards related to weather, climate and hydrological events and could also serve as inputs/basis to formulate local climate advisory for farmers, fisher folks and disaster preparedness during the Roundtable Forum held at Lido Cocina Tsina, Mindanao Avenue, Quezon City on Wednesday (Aug. 7, 2019). Malano said PAGASA is undergoing modernization with additional four radar stations which is estimated to finish this year or early 2020, which include lightning detection system...

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NRCP Nagsagawa ng Technology Media Conference

Nagdaos ng isang Technology Media Conference ang National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP) nitong nakaraang Agosto 6, 2019 na kung saan ito ay ginanap sa isang Hotel sa Quezon City. Pinangunahan ni DOST Secretary Fortunato De la Peña ang nasabing komperensya kasama ang ilang opisyal ng NRCP na sina Dr. Merieta Bañes Sumagaysay, NRCP Executive Director, Dr. Oliver Neil R. Rodriguez, Co- Researcher, Digitized Arts for HIV, Prof. Gloria Luz M. Nelson, Regular Member, NRCP Division of Social Sciences, at Dr. Veronica E. Ramirez Regular Member, NRCP Division of Social Sciences. Tinalakay sa nasabing pagtitipon ang awareness hinggil...

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CHRIS TIU HINIRANG NA BRAND AMBASSADOR NG DOST SA NAKARAANG NSTW2019

Ni: Precy F. Lazaro) MALUGOD na ipinakilala ni Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato de la Peña sa madla ang hinirang na kaunaunahang brand ambassador ng ahensiya na si Chris Tiu, retiradong sikat na basketbolista sa pagbubukas ng National Science Technology Week 2019 (Hulyo 17-21 2019) na ginanap sa World Trade Center. Ayon kay Sec de la Peña, ang bagong estratehiya ng kagawaran ay upang gawing mas mataas pa ang kamalayan ng publiko sa larangan ng siyensya at teknolohiya. Ito aniya ang kauna-unahang pagkakataon na magkakaroon ng brand ambassador ang DOST na pinili sa mahabang listahan ng...

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University faculty from 6 countries convene to tackle challenges of Fourth Industrial Revolution

Faculty members of eight universities from six countries gathered in Los Baños, Laguna at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to participate in a faculty forum focused on responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The faculty forum is an initiative of the SEARCA-initiated Southeast Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC). Its inaugural run last July 23-24 was jointly organized by SEARCA and UPLB. A total of 66 participants came from UC members, namely: UPLB;...

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Da-BAR Pinondohan ang Pagpoproseso sa pagawa ng Coco Water

Masasabing ang puno ng niyog ay makikita saan mang lugar sa Pilipinas particular sa mga probinsiya. Ang bunga ng niyog ay maraming pakinabang, particular ang laman ng bunga nito na maaaring gawing pangata sa gulay ang katas nito, kapag malambot pa ang laman maaring gawing Buko salad, Ice Buko, Minatamis na buko, Buko ice cream at marami pang iba, maari ring gawing kopra naman sakaling matigas na ang laman nito para gawing Coconut oil. Isa sa pinagtutuunan ng pansin ngayon ng ilang grupo ang sabaw ng sariwang bunga nito, na tinatawag natin sa English na buko water Juice, maraming pakinabang ang buko Juice o sabaw nito sa katawan ng tao, kaya nitong pawiin ang pagka uhaw ng isang tao, at may maganda rin itong dulot sa katawan ng tao. Ayon kay Dr. Ofero Capariño ng Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization o PhilMech, mas matamis ng 5.5–6.5ᴼ Brix (deg-ree briks) ang sabaw ng buko o “young coconut” ngunit mas madami umanong benepisyong makukuha sa sabaw ng niyog o “mature coconut” dahil di umano sa taglay nitong electrolytes (e-lek-tro-layts) na kailangan ng katawan tulad ng, potassium (po-ta-syum), sodium (sodyum), magnesium (mag-ne-syum), calcium (kal-syum) at phosphorus (fos-fo-rus). Base sa resultang nakalap ng Food and Agriculture Organization Corporate Statistical Database o FAOSTAT noong 2016, ikalawa ang Pilipinas sa mga bansang nag  poproduce ng niyog sa buong mundo. Mahigit 13.83 bilyong niyog...

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Testing of organic sweetpotato technologies in full swing

Technologies on the sustainable production of organic sweetpotato are currently being tested in Central Luzon. Spearheaded by Central Luzon State University’s (CLSU) Ramon Magsaysay Center for Agricultural Resources and Environment Studies (RM-CARES), the testings are part of the project titled, “Development of Package of Technology for Sustainable Organic Sweetpotato Production in Central Luzon.” The project aims to advocate the use of organic farming system among sweetpotato growers in the region. Funded by the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) under the National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP), the project specifically intends to lessen the cost of production of farmers and their...

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CPAR on SSNM bears success for yellow corn farmers

(Patrick Raymund A. Lesaca/DA-BAR) Corn is one of the important crops produced in the Philippines. In Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro, producing yellow corn is one of the main sources of livelihood among its farmers. However, one of the challenges experienced by the Sablayan corn farmers is low corn productivity. Around 70 percent of the farmers are producing below the national corn production average of 3-4 metric tons (mt) per hectare. Due to lack technical know-how and capital, some farmers are still following the recommended management practices and the amount of fertilizers to be applied. However, this changed when a research...

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