Author Archives: LEO XL Y. FUENTES, JR.

4 weeks ago

Agriculture, another victim of TRAIN law

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Agriculture, another victim of TRAIN law

A recent study presented by the Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice) concluded that the implementation of the Tax Reform Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN) law reduced rice farmers’ income by around 10%. I hate to say this on the risk of sounding arrogant but — we told you so!

8 months ago

Why celebrate World Food Day when millions are hungry?

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Why celebrate World Food Day when millions are hungry?

In 1945, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFAO) declared October 16 as “World Food Day.” Seventy-two years from such declaration, food remains elusive for millions of people worldwide, especially in countries that are colonies and neo-colonies like the Philippines.

8 months ago

Extending the life of tomatoes

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Extending the life of tomatoes

One of the problems that confront our farmers is the lack of post-harvest facilities​, from the very staple rice and corn to a more complex and highly perishable vegetables and even meat storage and processing.

9 months ago

MASIPAG Mindanao: United towards progress

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MASIPAG Mindanao: United towards progress

Earlier this week our network Magsasaka at Siyentipiko para sa pag-unlad ng Agrikultura’s Mindanao branch (MASIPAG Mindanao) successfully concluded its 13th Regional Assembly at the Lantaw Bukid Farm Resort in Tugbok District, Davao City.

10 months ago

If they won’t confirm Ka Paeng

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If they won’t confirm Ka Paeng

The appointment of a farmer to one of the highest post in the Duterte administration was unprecedented. Rafael Mariano a farmer-leader and a former legislator who took office on June 30, 2016 as Secretary of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).