This is Senate bill 2766 also known as the Farm Tourism Act of 2015. The pending bill seeks to specify the programs that must be done to promote and support farm tourism as well as create the Philippine Farm Tourism Industry Development Coordinating Council.
Read more about the Farm Tourism Act of 2015 HERE.
Sen Villar said agritourism can be considered as the sunshine industry in the agriculture sector. She believes in its potential to augment the income of our people in agriculture that’s why she and her colleagues are working on this bill that will allow farmers and fisher folks to seize this opportunity. (Photo credits: Manila Bulletin)
RICE CROP MANAGER (RCM), a rice farming app, proves highly successful in increasing harvests among Cordillera farmers. Read the complete article HERE.
To effectively and efficiently use water and maximize rice yields, the Department of Agriculture urges farmers to employ the water management technologies developed by PhilRice.
Water Consumption in Traditional Farming
To learn more about these two water-saving farming technologies (alternate wet and drying method, and the aerobic rice culture), read the full article HERE.
El Niño is a weather phenomenon characterized by an unusual increase in ocean surface temperatures or warming in the center and eastern equatorial Pacific Ocean.
Occurring every two to 7 years, it can bring either heavy rain or drought that may last for a year, and may heavily impact the agricultural sector, and supply of water and power in the country.
In the Philippines, the onset of El Niño was officially announced by PAGASA as early as March 2015.
How exactly does this phenomenon affect agriculture and what are the effects when this happens? Here's an infographic to help us better understand El Niño.
"8. Farm Machines - Farming equipment can significantly save time, money, and labor. For instance, a mechanical rice transplanter (machine used to transfer rice seedlings onto a rice paddy) can easily finish one hectare in one hour. Without a transplanter, the same job would take an entire day and would require 8 to 10 laborers.
A single combine harvester can accomplish 3 tasks: reaping, threshing, and winnowing. When let loose on one square kilometer, it can do all this in 20 to 30 minutes."
Renewable energy, efficient use of irrigation, multiple crops, natural pesticides and fertilizers, and even the use of mobile apps, click HERE to read more on what a Philippine farm looks like in the future.
Read the complete article here.
In line with Right Agri's pursuit of furthering know-how and expertise in chevron (goat meat) processing and marketing, incorporators Elmer Baquiran, Eugene Gabriel, and Antonio Barrientos attended the Royal Goat Show in Sydney, Australia last March 27-29, 2015. Aside from farm mechanization, chevron meat processing is one of the other agricultural enterprises that Right Agri is keenly pursuing and developing.
Right Agri Incorporator, Vice President for Planning and Development, and Gawad Saka 2014 awardee, Engr. Romeo S. Vasquez, was featured in ABS-CBN DZMM Teleradyo today to share his expertise on farm mechanization and the use of Right Machines, Right Technology, and Right Farming.
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT DISCOVERY ABOUT RICE.
"Researchers in Sri Lanka have discovered a new, simple way of cooking the grain that dramatically cuts its calories by as much as 50 percent, and also offers some other important health benefits. And we're never going to cook rice any other way again."
Click HERE for full article and find out how.
Right Agri incorporators Mr. Eugene Gabriel, Engr. Romeo Vasquez, Miss Sharon Marie Paet, and Engr. Reynaldo de Leon are at Avenue One Hotel in Digos City today for the 1st National Rice Technology Forum and Lakbay Aral.
The conference is gathering hundreds of farmers and rice traders from across the country to inform the Filipino rice industry of the risks and opportunities of the 2015 ASEAN integration. The theme for this first conference is "ASEAN Integration: Towards Rice Competitiveness." The 3-day event is organized by the Department of Agriculture, the province of Davao del Sur, Digos City and the municipality of Hagonoy.
Engr. Romeo Vasquez is resource speaker to share Right Agri's concept in rice mechanization.
"There are many ways the government could still make rice self-sufficiency a more attainable goal for the Philippines.
Adapting modern ways of farming is glaringly absent in this list. With limited land area for farming, the country has to maximize its farmlands' potential by introducing more cost-effective ways of farming that will increase the yield of our farmers. This is where farming service providers like Right Agri Development Inc. come in. Experience with our model farms have shown that using the right technology, right machines, and right farming methods, we can substantially increase the yield per hectare by as much as 2 tons.
Read the complete article HERE.
RIGHT AGRI DEBUTS AT THE 21st ACGC ANNUAL MEETING
On January 29, 2014, Agri Component Group of Companies conducted its 21st annual meeting at the Camelot Hotel in Quezon City. Right Agri Development Incorporated which was officially launched in September 2014, was represented by its hardworking incorporators and participated in this annual event for the first time. Chief of Operations Engr. Reynaldo De Leon conducted the introduction of the company and presentation of its framework and objectives, activities and accomplishments for 2014, and its goals and aspirations for 2015 and beyond.
ENAGBE FOUNDATION HOLDS YEAR-END ASSEMBLY OF BENEFICIARY FARMERS' COOPERATIVES
December 19-21, 2014
Sulit Place Function Room
Bulacan Street, Brgy. Bungad
(Click on the photo below to see complete photo coverage.)
AGRI COMPONENT AND DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE REGIONAL FIELD OFFICE III CONDUCT "DEVELOPMENT AND STRENGTHENING OF FARM SERVICE PROVIDER IN REGION III" IN DINADIAWAN
December 16-17, 2014
Dinadiawan Agri Beach Resort
Dinadiawan, Dipaculao, Aurora
To see all photos for Day 1 (December 16, 2014), click on the link below.
To see all photos for Day 2 (December 17, 2014), click on the link below.
RIGHT AGRI INCORPORATOR ROMEO S. VASQUEZ IS GAWAD SAKA 2014 AWARDEE
For other details and awardees, read full story here.
A CALL TO FARM
By Percy Cendaña
THE country has an aging agriculture sector with 57 years old as the average age of the Filipino farmer. As farmers and fishers get old, less and less young people join the sector. The complex and profound dilemma is who will replace our aging farmers and fishers? This is coupled with the urgent concern of what will happen to the country's food security if this dramatic decline is not arrested?
Read the full article here.
THE FUTURE OF PHILIPPINE AGRICULTURE
Low-cost and innovative machinery designed to make farming more efficient and productive are now available to Filipino farmers through the Department of Agriculture’s farm mechanization program.
Read full story here.