Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:09

Mr. Jaime Muyao together with his neighbors in Brgy. San Quintin, Rizal, Kalinga used to observe the sky for signs of rain which usually motions the start of a farming season. If lucky, he would be able to plant his 2.7 hectares of rice farm. Even then, if rain is not sustained during the vegetative growth of rice, he would harvest only the minimum cavans of palay, or worse during drought, nothing.

In the same municipality, Mrs. Dorothy Antonio of Brgy. Bulo... read more

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:09

Proper documentation of all activities, formulation  and strict implementation of polices are among the best practices of the Outstanding Irrigators’ Associations (IA) in Davao, which, like the Taloy Sur and Bolo Burobor IAs of CAR, were also nationally awarded.

This was shared by Brian Ducat, president of Taloy Sur IA, after their interaction with the farmer-leaders of three best IAs from Davao del Sur, namely... read more

Monday, July 10, 2017 - 17:10

While cultural traditions seem to dwindle in practice as years pass by, the ‘ob-obbo’ of Agasil Irrigators’ Association in Brgy. Gonogon, Bontoc, Mountain Province beg to differ.

Even before development came in, farmers were maintaining and operating their irrigation systems the ‘ob-obbo’ way, a cultural practice that has its root in the traditional system of the Igorots in Mountain Province, which was passed on from ancient generation up to the present.... read more

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 09:27

Rice terraces carved along mountainsides of the Cordilleras engineered for agriculture by our forefathers have consistently awed tourists and visitors here and abroad. Until today, these rice terraces are cultivated mostly for highland rice varieties during the wet season which takes usually longer than the three to four-month period of hybrid rice varieties in the flat lowland areas.

The Cordillera Administrative Region’s rolling and mountainous topography facilitates... read more

Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 09:30

Anti Talima lived all her life in the secluded barangay of Anggacan in Tanudan, Kalinga. At 72, she still walks energetically, hears perfectly and talks enthusiastically about some of the indigenous farming customs, which are still very much practiced in Mangali. 

Mangali is an ethnolinguistic cluster in Tanudan and is composed of several barangays such as Anggacan and Mangali Centro. To reach Mangali from Tabuk City, one has to tackle a five-hour super bumpy ride on a... read more