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Challenges youth farmers face discussed in Rural Radio Initiative episode from PH

In the Philippines, fewer and fewer students choose to enroll in agriculture-related degree programs.  This is what Junneil Obusan, a young farmer leader from the Camarines Norte Federation of Cooperatives (CANOFECO) shares with Roger and TL, hosts of a program episode from the Rural Radio Initiative 2023 in the Philippines. This episode is the 4th… Read More

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Role of women in agri highlighted in PH radio initiative episode

In celebration of International Women’s Day on 08 March, and National Women’s Month in the Philippines, let us take a listen to a radio episode about women in agriculture. Daryl Leyesa of rural women’s group Pambansang Koalisyon ng Kababaihan sa Kanayunan (PKKK) revealed in an episode of Makamundong Usapan (Earth-Friendly Conversations), which aired on local… Read More

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Production of nutritious food emphasized in CGIAR Executive Managing Director's meet with PH president

The production of nutritious rice and vegetable varieties and livestock was given emphasis in the courtesy call to the Philippine presidential palace of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) Executive Managing Director Dr. Ismahane Elouafi. Dr. Elouafi met with Philippine President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. last 23 February 2024. She was accompanied by officials… Read More

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Impact of digital agri project in Liliw, Philippines assessed

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Studies and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) has recently conducted an assessment on the impact of one of its digital agriculture projects in Liliw, Laguna, Philippines. The project was conducted together with AppGeese, Inc. Liliw Upland Farmers Marketing Cooperative (LUFAMCO) was part of the piloting of the AgriEx app.… Read More

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Food insecurity in Central Asia decreasing - FAO report

Food insecurity in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan) is now declining, according to a report recently released by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The Europe and Central Asia – Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition 2023 report says that the prevalence of undernutrition (PoU) in Central Asia has decreased from 3.2 percent… Read More

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FAO, Digital Green, UPLB CDC release Participatory Video guide

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Digital Green, and the University of the Philippines Los Baños College of Development Communication (UPLB CDC) have released recently Participatory video in agrifood systems and digital environments: A practitioner’s guide. The guide presents a step-by-step process in participatory video (PV) pre-production, production, post-production and editing, and monitoring and evaluation.… Read More

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Philippine provincial broadcasters trained on agribiotech content

Radio broadcasters from Oriental Mindoro and Agusan del Norte, Philippines were trained in producing programs focused on agricultural biotechnology last 11 November 2023 in Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines. The training was organized by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA), through the Bridging and Upgrading Mechanisms and Pathways for… Read More

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Grow-IoT: Smart analytics app for remote farm monitoring in India

In the agricultural sector, farming usually involves heavy and extensive labor to ensure good quality produce that still meets the quantity needed to feed an entire population. However, even with this much effort, good harvest can only be seen in certain seasons all throughout the year.  A study by Nigam et al. (2022) shows that… Read More

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Smart Farming Technology: The Future of Agriculture in Aceh Province, Indonesia

Population growth, climate change, and people’s consumption habits all have an impact on a nation’s food security. Indonesia has implemented smart farming technology (SFT) in its agriculture sector to address these issues. SFT refers to farm management that makes use of modern information and communication technologies to increase the quantity and quality of products while… Read More

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