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May pera sa Cassava

May pera sa Cassava

By Lovejoy Lupan with Hilda Julian LUNA, Apayao – Cassava, commonly called Kamoteng kahoy, is said to be a poor man’s staple food in at least 105 countries. It is endimec in Asia, Latin America and Africa. In fact, it is ranked as 4th most important crop in developing countries…

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Kwentong Astig ng Magsasaka: The MAALSADA Story

Kwentong Astig ng Magsasaka: The MAALSADA Story

Sa ganda ng track record sa pagbabayad-utang ng Maalsada-Fisco, anim na beses itong nakautang sa LBP sa loob ng limang taon. "Pwede nga kaming umutang nang hanggang P6 na milyon, pero nasa P2.5 na milyon lang ang inutang namin," pagmamalaki ni Peja. Ito'y pagpapakita ng kanilang kasinupan sa…

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Mulanay farmers: One of the major frontliners in food security

Mulanay farmers: One of the major frontliners in food security

BEFORE this generation’s biggest pandemic, the lives of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) were unnoticed – the usual and never-ending cycle of land preparation, planting, daily care, harvesting and marketing of agricultural products. But with the surge of an unexpected threat,…

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Ang Matamis na Mundo ni Mary Jane – at ang kanyang pagbabahagi sa mga frontliners ng Covid-19

Ang Matamis na Mundo ni Mary Jane – at ang kanyang pagbabahagi sa mga frontliners ng Covid-19

Ang cake-making ay hindi lamang nakapagbigay ng tulong pangkabuhayan, nagbigay daan din ito sa malalim at magandang samahan ng mga nagtapos. Ang kanilang pagkakaibigan ay siyang naging dahilan upang bumuo sila ng grupo na tinatawag nilang Santol Bakers Association. Sa dalawampung nagtapos ng…

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Binakol sa gitna ng krisis sa Covid-19

Binakol sa gitna ng krisis sa Covid-19

Taong 2015, naipatayo ang Binakol Craft Production Building sa pamamagitan ng Village Level Processing Center Enhancement Project (VLPCEP) ng DAR Ilocos Norte. Kaakibat ng DAR, tumulong rin ang Department of Trade and Industry at Technical Education Skills Development Authority sa pagbibigay ng…

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“Reaping the Fruits of Determination and Discipline” A Nararagan Valley MPC’s Success Story

“Reaping the Fruits of Determination and Discipline” A Nararagan Valley MPC’s Success Story

“I am overwhelmed and grateful to the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) for its outpouring assistance to our cooperative,” exclaimed by Mr. Gregorio Amayun, BOD Chairman-Nararagan Multi-Purpose Cooperative. BALLESTEROS, CAGAYAN- The Nararagan Valley Multi-Purpose Cooperative,…

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Luntiang Buhay sa Mansalay

Luntiang Buhay sa Mansalay

The rainy season has decorated this area of barangay Roma, Mansalay community a lively green, and multi-colored vegetables invite the minds of those who look into it. But during the summer season, the landscape is dull brown, soils turned into hard clays and farmers in this area will struggle in…

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One Step to Success at a Time

One Step to Success at a Time

NAGUILIAN, ISABELA - Barangay Minanga of Naguillian, Isabela has a vast farmland for rice, corn and other agricultural crop production. Most of the residents in this area depend on farming to earn a living. These farmers work for long hours under the heat of the sun just to provide for their…

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Sa Sipag at Tiyaga, Malayo Ang Mararating

Sa Sipag at Tiyaga, Malayo Ang Mararating

"Kaya pala parang di kame kumikita noon, kelangang isama sa kwenta ang nagastos mula sa pagtatanim hanggang sa pagbebenta. Dahil sa FBS, natuto kameng magrecord at maglista." Maluha-luhang sambit ni Gloria Verano habang nagbabahagi ng kanyang natutunan sa FBS. Isa si Gloria sa mga masugid na…

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Pait at Tamis : Pagkamit sa Ginhawang Ninanais

Pait at Tamis : Pagkamit sa Ginhawang Ninanais

ANGADANAN, ISABELA - Sa gitna ng isang malawak na bukirin, isang ginang ang nagtungo sa ilalim ng puno basa ng pawis at ramdam ang pagod ay napatingala na lamang sa langit, huminga nang malalim at naisip ang hirap na pinagdaanan sa buong maghapon na pagtatrabaho sa bukid. Sa kanyang pagkaupo,…

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A cooperative with God at its center

A cooperative with God at its center

San Quintin is a developing municipality in the eastern part of Pangasinan at the foot of the vast and panoramic Caraballo Mountains. It is blessed with a jewel-blue stream called the Dipalo River, which serves as one of the sources of irrigation for the farmers. The townsfolks are devout…

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DAR-Davao del Norte brings home 4 awards

DAR-Davao del Norte brings home 4 awards

THE Davao del Norte provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently grabbed the limelight after winning all four national awards during the LinksFarm Agro-Enterprise Development Learning Session and Recognition Program for Agro-Enterprise Facilitators in Quezon City. DAR…

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StARCM makes farming a promising profession

StARCM makes farming a promising profession

THIS foreign-assisted project has passed the test of time. More than a decade has gone by and still it remains in the hearts and minds of the rural folks in Central Mindanao. The Support to Agrarian Reform Communities in Central Mindanao (StARCM), a six-year project funded by the European Union,…

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A farmer’s rags-to-riches story

A farmer’s rags-to-riches story

He and his family diligently attended various capacity-building trainings especially on farm production and agri-business, which helped increase their productivity.“I did not finish my studies because we were poor. But these capacity-building trainings provided me technical know-how in…

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