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AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"STRAWBERRY FIELDS FOREVER"

RICHARD BALONGLONG

Philippine Daily Inquirer

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"HANGING THOUGHTS"

LEONCIO BALBIN, JR.

The Candon Times

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
“THE CONVENT GARDENS; NUNS AS URBAN FARMERS”
MARILOU GUIEB
Business Mirror

 

IN Baguio City a quick turn from a main road to a hidden alley leads one to a trellis of moonflowers crowning the arched entrance to an unexpected sanctuary of quietude and  serenity away from the blaring city sounds.

 

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
"SUNSET TO SUNRISE"
MAURICIO "MAU" VICTA
Sun Star

 

More than a decade ago, local tobacco farmers were producing the salty and off-type variety of tobacco which most cigarette manufacturers started rejecting in 2003. By that time, local tobacco farming was already being dubbed as a “sunset industry,” with production levels reaching its lowest from 2004 to 2006.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM OR SEGMENT
"GOAT RAISING"
INEZ MAGBUAL
Maunlad na Agrikultura (TV5)
 

WORKING SCRIPT- BAGONG MAUNLAD NA AGRIKULTURA- Episode

EPISODE: GOAT RAISING

Producer: Inez Magbual

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY NATIONAL
“LT NOTES LOW STRAWBERRY PRODUCTION DUE TO CLIMATE CHANGE"
FLORDELIZA AGOOT
Business Mirror

 

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet-- The production of strawberry is down by about four tons compared to the annual average production recorded by the municipality of La Trinidad. La Trinidad municipal agriculture officer (MAO) Fely Ticbaan said that the records show that for the months of November to February 2012, which are peak months of strawberry production, an average harvest of 16 to 18 tons was harvested, compared to the previous years’ harvest of 21 tons.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY REGIONAL
“VEGGIE FARMS DESTROY HECTARES OF MOSSY FOREST IN MT. DATA”
HARLEY PALANGCHAO
The Baguio Midland Courier

 

BAUKO, Mountain Province – Against possible threats, members of an indigenous peoples group have
shut down a private road leading to a commercial farm that encroached on four hectares of the Mt. Data
National Park mossy forest.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY NATIONAL
“WEATHER-PROOF FISH CAGE SEEN AS SAVIOR OF AQUACULTURE INDUSTRY”
GABRIEL CARDINOZA
Philippine Daily Inquirer

 

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY REGIONAL
"OASIS…A FARMER’S RESPONSE TOWARDS FOOD SECURITY”
XENIA SOCORRO B. JAMERO
Katuwang - The Official Magazine of the National Irrigation Administration Region 6

 

ROSARIO, La Union—Marine biologist Al Sobrejuanite was not a bit worried about the fish cages he is tending off the coast of Rosario town in La Union, when Typhoons “Pedring” and “Quiel” left the country through the Lingayen Gulf in September and October.

 

 

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