Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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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.

Raising of Upgraded Cattle

Cattle raising compliments the crop production business as a major source of organic fertilizer. Eventually, it becomes also an an alternative means of income for the farmer.

Soil Management with Minimum Tillage of Rootcrops

This is a CCA option of planting root crops like ginger, gabi, and others that would require minimum cultivation for low agro-ecological zones. This option is aimed at conserving soil and water and at the same time improving soil fertility.

Planting of Short Maturing Crops

Planting of short maturing crops as substitute for regular crops is an alternative crop production strategy to mitigate the negative impacts of abnormal weather conditions.

Integrated Rice-vegetable Production

Planting vegetables together with native rice variety maximizes land use.

Potato Seed Production in Greenhouse

The introduction of greenhouse use for potato planting material production neutralizes the impact of weather hazards and, enables year-round cultivation.

Organic-based Vegetable Production in Greenhouse

The advantage of organic farming for food safety and maintaining environmental quality is well recognized. However, its application in the field is too risky because of insect pests and diseases. Thus, to avoid the crop failure under open fields this organic-based production in greenhouse will be demonstrated.

Integrating Citrus in Vegetable Farms

Integrating citrus in vegetable farms is aimed at increasing biological diversity and at the same time enhancing the protective and productive values of watershed in an intensive vegetable-based production system in the high elevation agro-ecological zone.