Author: Raffy Rico

DA awards P1.2-B worth of agri-fishery projects to Region 1

Thousands of Ilocano farmers and fisherfolk wore smiles on their faces as they received P1.2-billion worth of agri-fishery interventions from their “Manong Willie,” Agriculture Secretary William Dar, during his three-day sortie in Ilocos Region. “Mailiwak unay kadakayo amin! (I miss you all terribly!),” said the teary-eyed and emotional agri chief as he greeted his fellow Ilocanos. Anchored on the grassroot slogan, “those who have less in life will have more on agricultural services,” Dar presented the agri-fishery projects during a series of farmers’ forum on August 30-31, 2019 in Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan. Ilocos Norte...

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BAR at QA-RES nagsanib puersa para alamin ang iba pang benepisyo ng guyabano

Ang guyabano ay isa sa itinuturing na “wonder fruit” o “miracle fruit” dahil sa medicinal properties na taglay nito. Mayaman ito sa vitamin C, phosphorus at calcium (kal-syum), dahon pa lamang nito kaya ng gamutin ang ilang uri ng sakit, kagaya na lamang ng Diabetes, sakit ng tiyan, at iba pang uri ng karamdaman. Dahil dito, naglunsad ang Quezon Agricultural Research and Experiment Station o QA-RES (Ka-res) ng Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office CALABARZON at Bureau of Agricultural Research o BAR ng inisyatiba upang alamin ang iba pang benepisyo ng guyabano at ang mga posibleng paraan upang...

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NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL

By: Benedicto Briones PRIDE OF INFANTA. Tourists enter the booth of Infanta town displayed at the Quezon Provincial Capitol grounds in Lucena City, in celebration of the Niyogyugan Festival on Sunday (August 25, 2019). The booth, intricately laced with bamboo poles and polished woven coco nets, has a pedestal that features a “falls” of coco milk cascading into a replica of the “bugsok”, a basket usually carried along by coconut farmers as their daily bag. ( by: Ben Briones)     NIYOGYUGAN FESTIVAL. Local residents and tourists look into coconut-made and decorated booths, in celebration of Niyogyugan Festival, at...

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BAR, Produkto ng Saluyot at Okra, pinondohan!

Kabilang ang saluyot sa mga halamang namumulaklak mula sa pamilyang Malvaceae (mal-va-si-ih). Mayaman ito sa vitamin A, C at E, fiber at minerals, calcium, at iron. Ang dahon nito ay masustansya dahil sagana ito sa protina at mga essential amino acids. May taglay din itong mga antioxidants gaya ng β (beta)–carotene, α (alpha)–tocopherol, glutathione, at phenols. Samantala, kabilang din sa pamilyang Malvaceae ang okra o Abelmoschus esculentus. Maraming ding benepisyo ang makukuha sa gulay na ito kaya binansagan ito bilang isang “multipurpose crop”. Masustansya ito dahil mayaman ito sa vitamins, calcium, at potassium, nakakatulong din ito sa pagpapababa ng...

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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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