Organic farming: The future of Philippine agriculture

Organic agriculture is the way of the future not only to address hunger but also to sustain health and environmentAs the trend towards healthier lifestyle continues to grow, the interest in organic farming in the Philippines is also expeditiously gaining ground

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GIS-based water requirement maps help produce more crop per drop

Chinas_Water_Productivity_Score_calculated_by_eLEAF_and_mapped_with_ArcGISNetherlands-based firms WaterWatch and Basfood have formed a new company, eLEAF, to support global solutions for agriculture and the environment with data they collect on vegetation, water, and climate

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Abaca: The Philippine fiber

Abaca_the_Philippine_fiberKnown worldwide as Manila hemp, the country’s premier fiber has come a long way from its humble beginning as raw material of the ancient Filipinos’ clothes and footwear

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Copper’s role in citrus orchard rehabilitation

Citrus trees like the mandarin orange shown here can be brought back to full health and production by rehabilitation (Picture: Nordox)Copper containing compounds have a unique place in citrus rehabilitation due to their broad spectrum activity and longevity of their deposits

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New initiative to foster sustainable intensification of farming

Sandra_Peterson.eThe private sector is committed to play a strong role in transforming agriculture to address urgent global needs, said Sandra Peterson, CEO of Bayer CropScience, recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland

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