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AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"Catch of the Day"

By: Erwin M. Mascariñas

SunStar Cagayan de Oro

 

 

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"Drying Tobacco"

By: Laila D. Austria

Business Mirror

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
“Cacao Special”
Karren Montejo, Producer
Agri Tayo Dito - ABS-CBN Regional


The Philippines already exports Cacao to various corners of the world.  And, with the impending shortage of cacao supply in the world, the cacao industry has taken on the Cacao Challenge of 2022.  That is, to increase production of cacao and address this global shortage.

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
Gourmet oil, bio-diesel and organic pesticide: The Future of Processed Tobacco

Ian Ocampo Flora
SunStar Pampanga

Processed tobacco can be used as biofuel, gourmet oil, as an organic alternative to chemical pesticides, and, tobacco dust can be used for the sterilization of fishponds. But, there is still a lack of support from government and the business sector to fully explore these opportunities that could potentially provide additional income for tobacco farmers.

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BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM/SEGMENT
“Farm Mechanization Special”
Karren Montejo

Agri Tayo Dito - ABS-CBN Regional

This episode discussed modern agriculture and programs of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization or PHILMEC share with local farmers modern farming machinery and tehcnology. Though there are still some hurdles with traditional farmers, there is hope that modern techniques will attract the youth to go into the agriculture sector. 

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BEST AGRICULTURE RADIO PROGRAM/SEGMENT
“Information Dissemination On Avian Flu Outbreak At San Luis, Pampanga”
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGIONAL FIELD OFFICE 3

MANA: Maunlad Na Agrikultura sa Nayon Mag-agri Tayo- DWRW 95.1 FM Pampanga

 Representatives from the Department of Agriculture Engineer Roy Abaya, Regional Executive Director of DA Region 3 and Dr. Eduardo Lapus, DA Chief of the Regulatory Division along with the Information Officers discuss the Avian Flu outbreak in Pampanga.

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY NATIONAL
“PHL retraces journey toward food security;
Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas
Business Mirror
 

This four part series talks about the various programs set forth by the Department of Agriculture to achieve food security in the country.

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY REGIONAL
“Pitch for Phl rice Production in sufficiency and competitiveness”
Anselmo S. Roque
Punto Central Luzon
 

This two-part series discusses the issues that the Philippines faces in competing with other rice producing countries including high costs and what possible solutions and efforts can be done to increase our competitiveness.

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY NATIONAL
“Can 13-year-old manual save PHL from bird flu?””
Jasper Emmanuel Y. Arcalas
Business Mirror


In 2004, the government under then President Arroyo developed the Avian Influenza Protection Program (AIPP) Manual of Procedures.   This manual would indeed be valuable when the Avian Flu was confirmed in San Luis, Pampanga.

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY REGIONAL
“Cinderella Man”
John Glen S. Sarol
From Fears to Cheers Book August 2017 by PhilRice-JICA


This is the story of Magellan Guiner a farmer from Manguindanao who after attending a training course from PhilRice has not only become a successful farmer but is also sharing his learnings with others.

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