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AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"PLANTING TIME"

DAVID LEPROZO, JR.

Manila Standard Today

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"THE SUN LIFE FARM"

MAURICIO VICTA

Business Mirror

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
"WHAT'S BEHIND THE FUSS OVER CP FOODS"
FERMIN C. DIAZ
LaMB Magazine

 

When local swine and poultry raisers groups learned recently that the Board of Investments (BOI) had granted tax and fiscal incentives to a Thai agribusiness company, they immediately voiced their grievances and mounted a campaign to pressure the board to rescind its decision.

 

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
"IS THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY HEADED FOR COLLAPSE?"
TEODORO MOLINA
The Philippine Star

 

VIGAN CITY- Is the multimillion peso tobacco industry headed for collapse? The question popped out here recently amid anxieties prevailing in the Ilocos tobacco heartland on the future of the crop after the government began implementing Republic Act 10351 which is known as the New Sin Tax Reform Law.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM OR SEGMENT
"KAKAO ESKUWELA: CACAO CHECK 5&6"
KENNETH BAJO
Sky cable/DE channel 32
 

INTRO : Janoz: Good morning, good morning, Mindanao! Maayong Aga to our Illonggo listeners, and to you, good morning Mae!

Mae: Good morning also to you, Kuya Janoz, and good morning to all our listeners.

Janoz: Good morning to all our enrollees as well. Those who are located in Davao del Sur, Davao city and even in Davao Oriental, we also have enrollees there. We are also greeting our colleagues who are leaving this morning for Indonesia, to learn about the latest technologies of cacao growing in Indonesia.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE RADIO PROGRAM OR SEGMENT
"THE IMPORTANCE OF TOBACCO IN THE CULTURE OF MT. PROVINCE AND THE INDIGENOUS WAY OF PLANTING TOBACCO "
ROSE MALEKCHAN
DZWT 540 Radyo totoo

 

Tobacco has a great role in the cultures and traditions of Mt. Province. If tobacco smoking is considered a vice to some, this is “not true” to the old folks of Mt. Province where in until now they continuously practice what their ancestors have taught them.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY NATIONAL
"BFAR PROMOTES USE OF AERATORS TO INCREASE SHRIMP PRODUCTION"
EVA VISPERAS
The Philippine Star

 

DAGUPAN CITY, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is introducing a mechanized aquaculture system that would increase production of shrimps by as much five times using a especially-designed aerator.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY REGIONAL
"FARMERS IN REGION 12 URGED TO PLANT ORGANIC RICE FOR FOREIGN MARKETS"
ROMER "BONG" SARMIENTO
Minda News

 

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews/22 June)— Farmers in Region 12 were encouraged to plant more organic rice for markets abroad as the area shipped anew another volume to a foreign country, the third time in less than two months.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY NATIONAL
"HIGHLAND 'YUYU' IN CORDILLERA NEARING EXTINCTION"
MARILOU GUIEB
Business Mirror

 

IN the 1980s, I spent a few years in Sagada, Mountain Province. Saturdays were colorful and were considered as a day of adventure for my young daughters. As the sun rises, they will see women walking toward the center of town balancing their baskets on their heads cushioned by bright bandanas.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY REGIONAL
URBAN VILLAGE TAKES INITIATIVE ON ADAPTIVE CLIMATE CHANGE FARMING
IAN OCAMPO FLORA
Sun Star Pampanga

 

IMAGINE being able to plant crops, rain or shine, without the threat of floodwater or drought. Imagine this possible, even in perennially flooded areas like swamps and canals.

 

 

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