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6TH BRIGHT LEAF AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM AWARDS

AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"Strawberry Fields Forever"

By: Richard Balonglong

Philippine Daily Inquirer

TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR

"Hanging Thoughts"

By: Leoncio Balbin, Jr. 

The Candon Times

 

 

AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
"The convent gardens: Nuns as urban farmers"
By: Marilou Guieb
Business Mirror

 

The seven healing gardens
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.

It is known as the Seven Healing Gardens of Eden.

 

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TOBACCO STORY OF THE YEAR
"From sunset to sunrise"
By: Mauricio Victa
Sun Star Baguio
 
 

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/SEGMENT
"Goat Raising"
By: Inez Magbual
Maunlad na Agrikultura (TV5)
 
 

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BEST AGRICULTURE NEWS STORY (NATIONAL)
"LT notes low strawberry production due to climate change"
By: Liza T. 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 Mount Data"
By: Harley Palanchao
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.

"Enough is enough," said former Mountain Province governor Sario Malinias, chair of the Kabatangan Ancestral Domain Indigenous Peoples Organization (Kadipo).

 

 

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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (NATIONAL)
"Weather-proof fish cages seen as savior of aquaculture industry"
By: Gabriel Cardinoza
Philippine Daily Inquirer: NORTHERN LUZON
 
 

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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BEST AGRICULTURE FEATURE STORY (REGIONAL)
"OASIS…A Farmer’s Response Towards Food Security"
By: Xenia Socorro B. Jamero
 
 

For some reason, water comes to mind when I see or hear the word oasis. It connotes life, something that refreshes and keeps one active. In reality, oasis is actually a fertile or green area in a desert; a haven or sanctuary where one can take refuge or escape from something.

For Japok, it’s where he gets his daily supply of food to survive.

 

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