Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Rehabilitation of Irrigation Canal

Sustaining the productive capacity of the farm should be focused on harvesting and storing rain water to assure that the water requirements of crops are met. One way of demonstrating this is through repair and rehabilitation of irrigation canals. This will show how rice paddies can benefit from an increase and improvement in the flow of irrigation water.

Raising of Upgraded Swine

In the Cordilleras, the people have a strong preference for the meat in their meals. Across the region, swine is also an indispensable component in most of the rites and rituals. However, there is an increasing demand for beef and pork yearly as compared to the slower phase of growth in supply. This option, in the long run, hopes to address this issue.

Raising of Upgraded Goat

Rearing of goats has advantages over other livestock because of their shorter gestation periods, higher frequency of multiple births, high adaptability to different environments. Their small size and early maturity give goats that distinct economic advantage over other animals.

Raising of Upgraded Chicken

Sasso and Kabir chickens shall be raised to supplement farmers’ income, at the same time complimenting the crop production business as a source of organic fertilizer.

Early Transplanting of Tinawon Rice

Early transplanting of rice seedlings increases the tillering capability of the rice plants and shorten their maturity period

Integrated Rice-vegetable Production

Planting vegetables together with native rice variety maximizes land use.

Planting of Early Maturing Corn Variety

For corn, planting the open pollinated variety IPB-13 an will assure of a seed stock after the next harvest season.

Homestead Gardening

Planting pole sitao, ampalaya, eggplant, pechay for homestead gardening provides an alternative source of income. It also aims to improve the nutrition of the farm household.

Community Fruit Tree Nursery

The establishment of a nursery in this project through a “community-based” approach is an attempt to capacitate the local people on the process of producing their own planting materials to enable them to be self reliant and independent from outside help.

Agroforestry Establishment Using Fruit and Timber Trees

Trees provide many benefits including lumber and forest products; shade and wind protection for crops, livestock and buildings; erosion control; water and nutrient cycling; wildlife food and habitat and most importantly as carbon sink.