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How to survived in hog farming?

INVESTING IN FARMING (2): Is Hog Farming Profitable?

Hog farming has its pitfalls. Many have ventured in this business and failed but there are also others who have succeeded and became successful....
Ephrathah Farms in Barangay Sariri, Badiangan, Iloilo. Photo by Clark Villaruel Antiquiera

An Oasis of Greenery at EPHRATHAH

Natural farming is a culture where plants are grown in 100% natural environment with the least human interference and no harmful chemicals or synthetic...
star garden in oton

Star Garden boasts world-class flora

What is there in a flower that would always leave an unexplainable feeling of awe? What is there in this business that despite the...
The Farmer Entrepreneur - Larry Locara

GETTING READY FOR THE RAINS

By mid-May rains may have come in earnest. Some farmers may have already planted by then since they have anticipated well in advance but...
‘Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan’ (KSK)

‘Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan’ yields 220 farmer graduates

After 12 weeks or three months of training in Brgy. Pandan, Lambuano, Iloilo, 220 farmers beneficiaries graduated in the annual ‘Kabalikat sa Kabuhayan’ (KSK)...
The Farmer Entrepreneur - Larry Locara

Problems are Opportunities (7): Raise Chickens for Eggs and Meat (Part 5)

The Dangers of Antibiotics in Chicken Raising: Modern living has brought with it modern but more virulent diseases. Medical discoveries like antibiotics, starting with penicillin...
White Rice

DA expands aromatic white rice plantation in WV

Western Visayas is now expanding its plantation of aromatic white rice variety to export market abroad, revealed by Department of Agriculture -6 director Larry...
ZIDOFA organic rice farming 

System of Rice Intensification: The ZIDOFA approach

A relatively new movement of organic rice producers is slowly getting the attention of the rice farmers and arousing the arid interests of the...
Figure 1. The students of the Central Philippine University College of Agriculture, Resources and Environmental Sciences do their laboratory exercises at CPU Zarraga Farm (photo courtesy of Jovelyn Villegas).

Does farming has a brighter future?

“Study diligently and don’t be like us. We kept on struggling but the luck is away from us”. This is a familiar anecdote from...
black rice production

WV’s rice production increases despite typhoon

Rice production of Western Visayas increased by 17.2 percent in the first quarter of this year compared to the same period last year despite...