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BRIGHT LEAF AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM AWARDS

AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"Luntiang Daan"

By: Edgardo Espiritu

Philippine Daily Inquirer

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"The Best Among the Best"

By: Andy Zapata

The Philippines Star

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
"NGO promotes ducks as solution to global warming, rice insufficiency"
By: Mach Alberto Fabe
Business Mirror
 
 

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - While the world's leaders are scratching their heads and expensive think tanks wrack their brains trying to find answers to global warming and food security, a nongovernment organization here is propagating a solution that hit these two problems at one go, but has not talked much about its successes.

 
 

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
"Tobacco not just making Cigarettes"
By: Teddy Molina
Philippine Star
 
 

MANILA, Philippines - The Agro-Industrial Productivity Exponents (APEX) and the Philippine Association of Tobacco-Based Cooperatives (PATCO), the biggest organizations of tobacco farmers in the country, said the tobacco industry is more than just for cigarette making as they took exception to Health Secretary Esperanza Cabral's claim that the National Tobacco Administration (NTA) was being "inadvertently used" by tobacco companies to circumvent law by undertaking programs with them to promote their interest.

 
 

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BEST AGRICULTURE TV PROGRAM/SEGMENT
“Bringing back to the grains.”
By: Inez Magbual
Maunlad na Agrikultura TV5

 

BEST AGRICULTURE RADIO PROGRAM/SEGMENT
“Life in Tobacco Farming”
By: Jun Villanueva
Bombo Radyo
 
BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY (NATIONAL)
"DA banks on rastooning technology for RP’s rice self-sufficiency in 2013"
By: Jonathan Mayuga
Business Mirror
 
 

TO help achieve the country's rice self-sufficiency targets, the Department of Agriculture (DA) is pinning its hope on ratooning, a technology that regenerates the growth of new rice tillers after harvest.

The DA is eyeing to promote the technology, which can be applied after the first cropping season, and will replicate the best practices from towns that practice ratooning.

 
 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY (REGIONAL)
"Geening” Mt. Banahaw"
By: Adora Rodriguez
Philippine Star
 
 
MANILA, Philippines - Mt. Banahaw is considered by many Filipinos as a "Holy Mountain," as well as a "red area" or a lair of communist rebels. Today, portions of the picturesque slope of Banahaw have turned "green," as wide tracts of idle lands are planted to various semi-temperate, pinakbet and "chopsuey" vegetables.
 
 
 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (NATIONAL)
"R&D: Efforts to manage and restore sea cucumber population underway"
By: Edmon Agron
Bar Chronicle
 
 

"Ugly as you may see it but sea cucumber is a delicious and nutritious delicacy," said Dr. Marie Antonette R. Juinio-Menez, professor from the University of the Philippines Diliman-Marine Science Institute (UP-MSI) and project leader of a sea cucumber research program based in Bolinao, Pangasinan.

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (REGIONAL)
"Bringing Back the grains"
By: Charisma Love Gado
PhilRice Magazine
 
 

Francia Tolentino-Azuela of Calabanga, Camarines Sur still recalls her disappointment when she and her husband failed to buy in cash their dream farm equipment to welcome the new year. To facilitate easier farming, they had planned to cash out for a land master - a machine used for land preparation, from their expected income for the wet season.

 

 

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