Author Archives: LEO XL Y. FUENTES, JR.

1 week 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.

2 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.

2 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).

2 months ago

Fool’s gold: The case of Golden Rice

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Fool’s gold: The case of Golden Rice

Growing up in gold-rich Compostela Valley was an adventure filled childhood. We used to play in the rivers, collecting and inspecting stones to look for gold, mimicking old people looking for fortune. One very popular mineral back then that we were so fascinated was pyrite. It has the appearance of a polished gold, more of a fancy jewelry with all its luster. However, pyrite is known as fool’s gold.

4 months ago

One year of Dutertenomics in PH Agriculture

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One year of Dutertenomics in PH Agriculture

After one year in power, it is vital for us Filipinos to pay attention to the performance of the Duterte administration. This is my objective assessment on the current administration’s program on agriculture as a fundamental sector in the country.

6 months ago

Why Support Gina?

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Why Support Gina?

The on-going war against illegal drugs and the summary killings placed the Duterte administration in a very precarious situation as it gains infamy. In less than a year in power, Duterte gathered more enemies from the “yellow” liberals to the conservative Catholics.