Winners

AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"THY SWEET OF THY BROW"

RICHARD BALONGLONG

Cordillera Today

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"MY LEAF MY LIFE"

MAURICIO VICTA

Philippine Graphics Magazine

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
“XU GRADUATE PRACTICES URBAN FARMING TO ANSWER ISSUES ON FOOD SECURITY, SANITATION, ENVIROMENT PROTECTION”
MACH ALBERTO FABE
Business Mirror

 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—“If Nebuchadnezzar had his Hanging Gardens of Babylon, I also have my “Hanging Gardens of Rom.” With this opening sentence coupled with several pictures of Nebuchadnezzar’s Hanging Gardens of Babylon flashed on the screen with pictures of ampalaya (bitter melon or charantia) vines hanging from the roof to the second floor balcony on one side of his rented 2-storey house in Davao City, Perfecto “Jojo” Rom effectively drew the attention of the crowd to his lecture on Urban Agriculture, specifically on “Urban Container Gardening” or UCG.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY NATIONAL
“A COCO PLANTATION MAKES A GOOD CARBON SINK-STUDY”
RITA DELA CRUZ
Philippine Star

 

MANILA, Philippines - Productive and sustainable coconut farming ecosystems are potential “carbon sinks” that can minimize the effects of climate change, according to Dr. Severino S. Magat of the Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA).

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY NATIONAL
"THE MASTER'S GARDEN - SIMULATING HOW MOTHER NATURE WORKS"
MARILOU GUIEB
Business Mirror
 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet—Benguet must be the “mecca” of Philippine agriculture, as it supplies 80 percent of the country’s vegetable needs. Until 2010, it has never earned the Gawad Saka presidential award given to outstanding accomplishments in agriculture.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY REGIONAL
"DISCOVERING TEA IN ZAMBONANGA"
ADORA RODRIGUEZ
Philippine Star

 

LIt was less than two decades ago when Leodegario Garcia stumbled across Ceylon Tea while attending a seminar at the City of Pines. Impressed by its delicate flavor and aromatic taste, he collected half a kilo of the marble-like tea seeds from the Bureau of Plant Industry at the Baguio Experiment Station, and took it home to La Paz, Zamboanga City.

 

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