7TH BRIGHT LEAF AGRICULTURE JOURNALISM AWARDS
AGRICULTURE PHOTO OF THE YEAR
By: David Leprozo Jr.
Manila Standard Today
TOBACCO PHOTO OF THE YEAR
"The Sun life farm"
By: Mauricio Victa
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First of three parts
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.
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.