Umanika Eco-Cultural Farm guarantees good food and great learning experience about natural farming

Thu, 08/18/2022 - 12:45

When looking forward to a relaxing weekend, a gastronomic adventure, and getting insight about the country’s farm-to-table movement, a stopover (or a sleepover) at Umanika Eco-Cultural Farm in Impalabong, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon is always a time well spent.      

Since opening their doors back to the public in February this year, Umanika is now available to its guests and customers with

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Amor's Newfound Love for Farming

Fri, 07/08/2022 - 10:38

Her career aspiration was to finish school, take the accountancy board exam, hit abroad as an OFW, and support her parents financially. When things did not go as planned, she responded to a different calling, a calling closer to home.

Amor, with younger brother Diego, selling their best selling ready-to-eat lettuce salads and vinaigrettes in one of the numerous agri trade fairs and exhibits the Mahistrados have attended in Metro CDO.


A Love of Mountains and Horses

When Amor was 10 years old, she was awarded as Lady Rider of the Year in 2006 by the Philippine Horseman Federation in

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This Fabulous Nextgen Farmer is a Good Role Model to Young People

Wed, 06/29/2022 - 13:48

“My plans for the organic movement is about leaving an impact in the community through organic agriculture. I’ll start with the youth in our village.”---VJ Tagupa

Vic Jason Kristoffer F. Tagupa, or VJ, fondly recalled how he was directed to farming after five years of working in the corporate world. “It was in 2019 when I was fortunate enough to be part of the International Federation of

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Small Acts Beget Extraordinary Achievement

Thu, 11/19/2020 - 15:49

Extension service is not about money. It’s about working and helping others to achieve their success. Recognition is just a bonus.”

This is the statement of John Belamide, an agricultural extension worker (AEW) in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro and 2014 National Winner for Agri-Pinoy Rice Achiever’s Award in AEW category.

With his numerous accomplishments, he was again chosen as the Regional

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Ginger: Does it ring a bell?

Fri, 10/30/2020 - 16:00

Young people are running away from farming now. Everyone is going to the city and it seems like nobody likes to work with the soil anymore. Ironically, farming provides food on the table. However, we are convinced with numbers and figures, since we need money to survive. What if you can earn P2 million a year just by tilling the soil, will it ring a bell?


Loreto Leo

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