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  • 2015年07月17日

    Benguet town hosts first Organic Agricul…

    LA TRINIDAD, Benguet: The First National Scientific Conference on Organic Agriculture is set on Tuesday until Saturday at the Agriculture Training Institute in Benguet State University (BSU) in this capital town known for its vegetables, strawberries and flowers. The conference with the theme, “Philippine Organic Agriculture Competitiveness in the Asean,” will provide a venue for …

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  • 2015年07月17日

    Is Negros Island the organic bowl of Asi…

    NEGROS Island may just become the Organic Bowl of Asia. This was relayed to us by Slow Food Negros member Chin Chin Uy of Fresh Start farms in Negros Occidental, a prime mover in making organic a way of life in the newest region, Negros Island or Region 18. Before the declaration of this unification, …

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  • 2015年07月17日

    Agri-bazaar cum Agri-Kapihan starts on J…

    The three-day monthly AANI Agri-bazaar cum Agri-Kapihan will be held starting on July 17, at the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. Activities like this is where small scale agri-entrepreneurs, hobbyists and even big time investors can pick up useful ideas, insights, opportunities and trends in profitable farming and gardening. It is also where people …

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  • 2015年07月03日

    Roskilde Festival: The sun cools the bee…

    Three teams of DTU students use solar energy to sustainably cool drinks at Roskilde Festival. The concept behind is called ‘evaporative cooling’. No cold beers, no Roskilde Festival! Three teams of DTU students have therefore set out to ensure cold drinks without using of energy-consuming refrigerators. All three apply the principle of ‘evaporative cooling’, which …

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  • 2015年07月03日

    Managerial model and guidance for cities…

    Urban agriculture is an important and interesting phenomenon, which is presently gathering impetus in Israeli cities, similar to such trends in large cities all over the world. Historically and chronologically agricultural activities – which marked the advent of Neolithic age 10,000 years ago – preceded urban activities. Permanent rural agricultural settlements represented a radical change …

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  • 2015年06月22日

    Officials keen to highlight organic item…

    The government is beefing up efforts to promote organic farm products in a bid to capitalise on consumers’ rising health and environmental consciousness. Thai officials have put organic farming development on the national agenda and approved key strategies, deputy commerce permanent secretary VuthichaiDuangratana said. The strategies call for knowledge and understanding development, database development, market …

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  • 2015年06月22日

    Green businesses attract young people

    Personal experience and moral responsibility have driven many young businesspeople to start up green and sustainable businesses, a phenomenon known as “greentrepreneurship”. Dian Elvira Rosa, for example, started designing, producing and selling eco-friendly home accessories under the brand Kemala Home Living in 2014 to develop her passion for natural home décor. “I don’t have a …

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  • 2015年06月22日

    Luzon OSYs to train in organic agri

    Last June 13, we featured in this column the 160 out-of-school youths (OSYs) in Davao del Norte who are undergoing training in natural farming in tandem with the traditional 3Rs and good manners and right conduct. The good news is that a similar program will soon be launched in Luzon wherein out-of-schools youths from Regions …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Nepal: OneWorld Initiative helping on th…

    The OneWorld Initiative has been active in Nepal since 1998. Peter Effenberger and Shyam Hada run OneWorld – A Learning Center, grow herbs bio-dynamically and have built up the Nepali Gardens brand (tea, incense). The farm called Land of the Medicine Buddha was lucky when the violent earthquake struck. Although the farm is only 35 …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Chevron concludes green initiative in Bi…

    Chevron Bangladesh has formally announced to have completed its two-year pilot project on community-based green economy at a function recently at Habiganj, reports UNB. The project – ‘Community-Driven Green Initiatives (CDGI)’, was undertaken by different companies under Chevron Bangladesh for economic development of the local communities, said a press release. The Chevron Bangladesh Companies’ partner …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Lack of govt aid stunts organic food gro…

    The limited production of organic food in Bangladesh is not enough to fulfill the demand. Moreover, production has reduced significantly mainly due to lack of government patronisation, said experts on organic food. Hundred per cent of food items in the country contain chemicals and the percentage of organic food in the country’s food chain is …

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  • 2015年05月07日

    Demand for a processing centre

    They are for a modern processing centre to help them export more fresh produces by meeting requirements of buyers, especially in the European markets. The Bangladesh Vegetable and Allied Fruits Exporters’ Association has sought technical and financial supports besides allocation of land from the government for the centre. The fresh vegetable and fruit exporters have …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    Going Organic

    Going organic Some determined farmers are turning their backs on chemicals even though their use in Thai agriculture overall remains common 8 Apr 2015 In Bangkok, as in many major cities, “organic” has become something of a buzzword, associated with overpriced greenery available only to those who can afford to indulge in healthy eating trends. …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    Cambodia to double organic rice exports

    A farmer walks in a rice paddy field in Kandal province on Feb 11, 2015. Cambodian exporters planned to export more organic rice this year. (Reuters photo) Cambodia aims to sell more organic rice to international customers after exports of the grain rose over the past year. The Cambodian Centre for Study and Development in …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    Your letters: Halal meat and humane slau…

    This letter refers to an article titled “Slaughterhouse rules: Is halal always humane?” (The Jakarta Post, ANN, April 7). Thanks for publishing this article. Muslims need to be informed that halal meat suppliers cannot always be trusted. I heard a religious leader once say that meat is not halal if the animal was not raised …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    DA bats for competitive, safe farm produ…

    THE government has allocated P636.3 million for organic agriculture development in 2015, seeking to transform Philippine agriculture into a sufficient source of healthy food, the agency said on Friday. “As we gear towards a food sufficient nation that is competitive to other ASEAN nations, we shall not lose focus on making sure that we provide …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    Cheaper biofertilizers reduce chemical u…

    THUA THIEN-HUE— The practical application of “green” knowledge has slashed the use of chemical fertilizers by half by farmers in central Thua Thien-Hue Province. According to Hoang Van Hien, chairman of Hien Luong agricultural cooperative, biofertilizers made from farm waste is replacing industrial products in rice paddies, peanut and vegetable farms. “Biofertilizers are a good …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    Agri in the City

    Agriculture Magazine, a publication of Manila Bulletin, is staging an Urban Agriculture Trade Show, from May 1 to 3, at the Rockwell Tent, Estrella St., Rockwell Center, Makati. The event aims to promote the trend of growing food crops in urban areas like Metro Manila, no matter how limited the space is. People in the …

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  • 2015年04月20日

    The Current State of the Organic Market …

    2012 has been a turning point for the organic market in China 2012 has been a turning point for the organic market in China, when the new organic regulations were implemented in order to stamp out the irregularities. After the initial pain, the market has recovered and started to go on a healthy path. Along …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Punjab to set up organic farming board

    Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday announced that the state will soon set up an organic farming board in Punjab. The CM said this while presiding over the valedictory function of three-day convention on organic farming. “The promotion of organic farming in the state is the need of the hour and and the …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Punjab, Germany to jointly promote organ…

    Punjab and Germany on Wednesday agreed in principal to join hands to give a fillip to organic farming in the State. It has been decided that Punjab Agriculture University (PAU) would exchange technological know-how with Agricultural Universities of Germany and would jointly work to come out with new strains of pest resistant crops. The decision …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Area under organic farming increases, bu…

    Though total area under organic farming in Madhya Pradesh (MP) has increased from 4.32 lakh hectares (ha) in 2009-10 to over 26 lakh ha in 2014, but it has not benefited the farmers as certified organic farming area under cultivation remained at just 1.48 lakh ha as the State Government has not been able to …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Cow urine can cure cancer, need to prote…

    Cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely, BJP member Shankarbhai N claimed in Rajya Sabha on Thursday while pressing for stopping cow slaughter. “If you want to save yourself from cancer, there is a need to protect cows on a priority because cow urine is effective in curing cancer completely. It can cure cent …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    India’s share of organic food products t…

    With increasing per capita income and the emerging middle class demanding safe food products, India’s share of organic food products is expected to touch atleast two per cent by 2020 predicted Dr Lorenzo Boni, project manager assistant, Bioagri Coop, adding, “This is a good figure considering that Italy is not higher than two per cent …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    Farmers launch organic farming initiativ…

    KOCHI: A group of farmers in Kerala has launched ‘Organic Farming Research Programme’ to help propagate successful organic farming techniques among others. Aluva-based Foundation for Organic Agriculture and Rural Development, an NGO comprising local farmers, had started monthly field visits and discussions in January. Figures from International Competence Centre for Organic Agriculture (ICCOA) show that …

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  • 2015年04月17日

    MP has highest area under organic farmin…

    BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh has the largest certified organic farming area under cultivation in India, but it has failed to turn it into an advantage. Lack of certifying agents and poor government support has crippled produce and snatched farmers the opportunity to garner 10% higher market price as is the global parameter. This was revealed in …

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  • 2015年03月18日

    BioFach / Vivaness: a review

    Impressions from BioFach and Vivaness trade fair in Nuremberg People marvelled at the growing variety of vegan food that was there on display in its own new Experience the World of Vegan. Traditionally, Hall 7A has been reserved for Vivaness and therefore for natural cosmetics and the exhibition space was fully booked, even though a …

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  • 2015年03月06日

    Strawberries bring thriving business to …

    OCAMPO, Camarines Sur—Leo Libreja, 38, became known for making strawberries thrive and bear fruits in the lowlands under the tropical heat of the sun. This activity has brought him thriving agribusiness venture in this third-class town, 27 kilometers southeast of Naga City. Libreja uses organic technology in farming the lowland, tropical strawberry variety he developed …

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  • 2015年03月06日

    More people into organic pig farming

    The increasing trend is that more and more people are getting into organic pig farming. Understandably so because more and more are proving that this system makes hog raising, especially for the backyard raisers, more profitable. One indication of the growing interest is the recent record attendees of the organic hog production seminar conducted by …

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  • 2015年03月06日

    Farm to market with ‘AMOR’

    AMOR or Amadeo Organic is a farmers’ association in Amadeo, Cavite whose members underwent training with the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) Organic Program and also with Amadeo’s Rural Improvement Club. These 20 or so farmer families were taught to use only organic fertilizers like rabbit manure, vermicompost and organic pest management methods as well. Last …

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