Climate Change

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Drip irrigation: Addressing the “thirst” in agriculture

  The Philippines is currently being beset by El Niño episodes causing rivers and dams to run out of water. Farms are withering resulting to tremendous damage of almost all crops planted and harvested during the first and second quarter of this year. Aside from the alarming issues of climate change, studies show that the … Continue reading

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Offering multi-benefits to farmers and environment through vegetable agroforestry

Vegetables are important sources of vital nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and even antioxidants essential in combating the most common and even life-threatening illnesses and diseases. This might be the reason, why vegetable consumption is continuously increasing over the years. The trend of changing in lifestyle among Filipinos has opened many opportunities such as more … Continue reading

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SSNM corn crop survives despite dry spell in Isabela

Isabela is the country’s top producer of corn but with the current dry spell affecting the country specially the province, corn production is expected to drastically decrease this harvest season. In an interview to Dr. Danilo Tumamao, Isabela provincial agriculture officer said that, more than 90,000 of the 130,000 hectares of corn farms in the … Continue reading

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Effective tool to determine risk of climate change to agriculture identified

An efficient and helpful tool to determine the future risks of climate change in agriculture was reported by experts from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) during the symposium titled, “Climate Variability and Change,” organized by the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS) during its celebration of the 7th Development Policy Research Month … Continue reading

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Expert from ICRISAT lectures on climate change in dryland

  BAR Dir. Nicomedes P. Eleazar during the open forum. With him are (L-R, sitting) Dr. Manuel F. Bonifacio, BAR consultant and Dr. William D. Dar, director general of ICRISAT. (Inset) Dr. CL Laxmipathi Gowda, director of Information Resource Management Program of ICRISAT serves as the resource speaker for the seminar. The Bureau of Agricultural … Continue reading

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Ensuring profitable fertilizer use with Site-Specific Nutrient Management

January-March 2009 Volume 11 Issue No. 1       Photo by DA-CVIARC A healthy crop requires a perfect match of nutrient supply with plant demand: enough to support high yield, the right mix to avoid deficiencies, and availability at the right time to achieve optimal growth. Plants acquire most nutrients, dissolved in water, through … Continue reading

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BAR Seminar Series highlights climate change and its impacts to agriculture

  Attendees and participants of the BAR seminar series listen to the lecture on climate change. “Be worried, be very worried” warned Dr. Maria Victoria O. Espaldon, professor and dean of the School of Environmental Science and Management at University of the Philippines Los Baños (SESAM-UPLB) as she lectured on “Climate Change in Agriculture; Impact … Continue reading

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