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MAKING MONEY FROM ORNAMENTALS AND WATER PLANTS

ORNAMENTAL PLANTS are plants that are grown for decorative purposes. These are commonly planted in gardens or as elements in a landscape design. They can also be accents indoors. For some, caring for ornamentals can be quite expensive (depending on the variety), but for others, it can be a good source of livelihood.

3 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

FORMER TEACHER CREATES A ‘BOUGIE WONDERLAND' IN ISABELA

THE PROVINCE OF ISABELA in the northern part of the Philippines is known to hold several agricultural titles. With its large production of rice and corn, Isabela is known as the Top Corn Producer of the Philippines and Rice Bowl of the North.

2 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

PART-TIME BOUGAINVILLEA GROWER EARNS A MINIMUM OF ₱20,000 A MONTH FROM SELLING CUTTINGS

SHIRLEY VILLAMOR, an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software consultant, started gardening with a limited understanding of the practice. In hopes of pursuing a hobby that’s different from the nature of her work, she ended up developing a garden to benefit her mental health. “Gardening is my stress reliever. It helps me focus and gives me a sense of peace and serenity.”

3 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

BUKIDNON PLANT NURSERY IS THE BREAD AND BUTTER OF ITS FOUNDING FAMILY

A PLANT NURSERY is a place where plants are propagated and grown to a desired age until it can be transplanted or sold. For a family in Northern Mindanao, a plant nursery is their primary source of income that has gotten them through life and trying times.

2 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT: FARM YOUTH PROGRAM TRAINEE RETURNS FROM JAPAN EXCHANGE, HOPES TO START OWN CITRUS FARM

MANY ARE QUICK TO DISMISS YOUNG PEOPLE as having no interest in agriculture. However, the growing number of young farmers show that this need not be the case, especially if they know that they can make good money tilling the land.

5 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

OFW'S AQUACULTURE FARM HARVESTS 5,000 KILOS OF CATFISH; SELLS IT AT ₱115 PER KILO

AT 44-YEARS-OLD, Edwin Lindo, a warehouse assistant at the Waitrose Regional Distribution Centre in the United Kingdom, has always dreamt of retiring at 55-yearsold in his hometown of Davao City. With roughly 11 years to go, Lindo is halfway through realizing his dream.

5 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER: BATANGAS FAMILY FARM STILL FINDS SUCCESS IN SMALL-SCALE OPERATIONS

IN FARMING, people have the false notion that success comes with hectares of land used for growing all sorts of crops or raising a variety of livestock.

7 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

FORMER CAFE OWNER'S PANDEMIC ENDEAVOR LINKS BENGUET FARMERS TO MANILA CUSTOMERS

THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC has forced life to a near standstill. Many businesses have been forced to close or switch to a more viable source of income. For Wilma T. Gaspili, affectionately known as Ate Wammie to friends, the temporary closure of her coffee shop Igorot’s Charm Cafe in Baguio City led to a business that helps local farmers as well.

6 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

COUPLE INVESTED IN AN URBAN CHICKEN FARM TO FOSTER FOOD SECURITY AND SUSTAINABILITY

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT URBAN FARMING what usually comes to mind is growing vegetables, fruits, and all sorts of edible plants which could be used for personal consumption. A couple decided to take a different approach and invested in chickens instead.

6 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

AN ORCHID FARM IN BULACAN MAKES THE LUXURY PLANT AVAILABLE FOR ALL

IN THE 1980’S, orchids became a popular plant because of its colorful and delicate blooms. However, it was mostly reserved as a luxury for the gardens and houses wealthy because of how limited the supply of orchids were at the time.

4 mins read
Agriculture
May - June 2021

REMINDERS WHEN GETTING GOOD AGRICULTURAL PRACTICES CERTIFICATION FOR CORN FARMING

AS PER THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (DA), Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is a set of guidelines to ensure safety and quality in fruit and vegetable production. A webinar series hosted by the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) Central Luzon talks about these Good Agricultural Practices, particularly for corn farming.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

FORMER SALES ASSOCIATE NOW RUNS HIS OWN SEEDLING BUSINESS WITHOUT OWNING LAND

AS OPPOSED to what many people think, one doesn’t have to buy a lot in order to start a farm business. Arnel Tandang, 50, operations manager and owner of AGT Seedlings Supply, proves that establishing an agricultural enterprise is possible even if you don’t own property.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

SECOND TIME'S A CHARM: NORTH COTABATO FARMER FINDS PROFIT IN NATURAL FARMING

FARMING is one of the sources of income at Aleosan municipality, North Cotabato. Vicente S. Cornelio, Jr Tatay Sinon to friends, from Barangay Palacat is one such farmer.

5 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

PASSION FOR COFFEE LED A UK NATIONAL TO START A PLANTATION IN BATANGAS

COFFEE has become an important element in starting one’s day. A fresh cup can awaken the senses and help many face the day. Apart from this, the beverage has a wide range of flavors and aromas that people can change according to their preference. Still, the taste of pure, quality coffee can speak for itself even without sugar, cream, and other additions.

5 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

FARMING FAMILY TURNS COCONUT PLANTATION INTO THRIVING INTEGRATED FARM

THERE’S A SAYING THAT GOES, “the family that prays together stays together.” This can also be the same for the family who farms.

9 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

REVOLUTIONIZING PHILIPPINE FISH FARMING AQUACULTURE COMPANY GROWS TILAPIA IN INDOOR CONCRETE TANKS

WHEN ENGAGING IN BUSINESS, it pays to have a competitive edge or unique selling point to be able to rise above competitors in the market. These advantages can come in different forms such as products, services, and technology.

7 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

HOMEOWNER TURNS THEIR STORAGE AREA INTO A REFRESHING DINING AND GARDEN SPACE

A HOME holds a special place in Filipino culture. It’s both an area for personal relaxation as well as for entertaining guests.

2 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

TOUCHED BY THE SUN'S RAYS: BUKIDNON TRIBAL COOPERATIVE PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING COFFEE

THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF BUKIDNON have been growing coffee for a long time, but it wasn’t until 2017 that their efforts were recognized on an international scale.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

A PRIMER ON FREE RANGE CHICKEN PRODUCTION AND MANAGEMENT PART 1: BREEDS AND HOUSING

CHICKENS are the main source of some dinner table essentials such as eggs and meat. To meet the large demand of products, most chicken farms breed their chickens indoors in wire cages or similar conditions to properly manage the layers or broilers.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

Farming In Times Of Pandemic

One of the most pleasant surprises of the pandemic is the sudden trend of urban gardening and backyard farming. The scarcity of some basic supplies, coupled with the “stay at home” policy has encouraged people to get interested in growing their own food.

4 mins read
Agriculture
March - April 2021

TWO AGRICULTURISTS THRIVE DURING THE PANDEMIC BY GROWING ORNAMENTAL AND FOOD CROPS AT HOME

THE WORLD is facing an extreme challenge brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Food security has been compromised and the stability of the world’s economy has been threatened.

3 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

FAMILY REST HOUSE IS NOW AN AGRITOURISM SITE THAT OFFERS A TASTE OF REAL FILIPINO CHARM

ALMOST EVERY FILIPINO dreams of someday retiring into farming where they can relax in close proximity to nature, feel satisfied with growing plants, and even spend time with their family away from the usual bustle of everyday life.

4 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

PROLIFIC MILLENNIAL FARMER FINDS FURTHER SUCCESS IN INSPIRING VIEWERS ON SOCIAL MEDIA

WE OFTEN HEAR that children of farmers don’t want to follow in their parents’ footsteps because there is no money in agriculture. In the case of Reden Mark F. Costales, not only does he manage the family farm, he’s also become an internet celebrity, instructing and encouraging Filipinos to go into agriculture via The Agrillenial, his YouTube channel whose videos are also available on Facebook.

10+ mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

OFW ESTABLISHED A GREENHOUSE IN SWEDEN TO SUSTAIN HER THROUGH LONG WINTERS

SWEDEN is a country in Europe with numerous coastal islands and inland lakes, along with mountains covered in both ice and snow. Due to the cold temperature brought about by being close to the North Pole, Sweden experiences long, and sometimes harsh, winters.

2 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

URBAN MICRO GARDEN: START YOUR GARDEN EVEN WITHOUT DIRECT SUN

IN GARDENING, “There are four important elements: sunlight, water, nutrients, and time. There is no such thing as green or black thumb,” this is what Liezl Rivera, an IT Project Manager and gardener from Taguig believes in. Same goes for space; gardening does not require a wide area to begin with. In her case, to maximize her balcony garden, she opted for the vertical technique.

2 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

MILLENNIAL TURNS BACKYARD GARDEN INTO SMALL FARM

DURING THE EARLY MONTHS of the COVID-19 pandemic, community quarantine was imposed in Luzon, and other areas in the Philippines to contain the spread of the virus. One concern during this period was of food security.

3 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

CANCER SURVIVOR CREDITS GARDENING WITH CONTRIBUTING TO RECOVERY

THE CRISIS that COVID-19 has brought to the world has made more individuals see the importance of nature and environment. But this is not a new trend. Many people have already realized the joys of tending plants and growing their own food even before the global health emergency has occurred.

3 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

CULTIVATING A FOOD FOREST: BOHOL PERMACULTURE FARM PRODUCES AWARD-WINNING TABLEA

NOT EVERYONE gets into farming voluntarily at first but there are many who come to realize that it is actually their calling.

10+ mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

COUPLE WITH NO AGRICULTURE BACKGROUND DEVELOPED A FARM FOR RETIREMENT

MANY PEOPLE INVEST in agriculture as part of their retirement plans. The same went for Jessie and Lea Dealas, both 60, who ventured into farming to secure their life after retirement.

7 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

AFTER 30 YEARS, A FARMER NOW OWNS THREE GARDENS AND PROVIDES JOBS AMID CRISIS

THERE’S NOTHING MORE SATISFYING than seeing the fruit of your hard work, especially after long years of failing and learning.

9 mins read
Agriculture
January - February 2021

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