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Business Ideas

Starting a farm in your own backyard

Practice your farming skills by starting at home.

Can’t put up your own farm yet? You can have a ‘micro-farm’ experience and contribute to greening the earth by starting your own herb garden in your patch of the concrete jungle.Laurel Bangaoet, who started Tomay Farms in Benguet in December 2004 ...

by Mari-An C. Santos  | May 21, 2015 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Backyard farms get much-needed boost

Through this campaign, businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to support homegrown/backyard farmers and their communities.

If a resort owner wants farm-fresh eggs every day, he’s better off sourcing them from a small-time, independent backyard livestock farmer within the same locality. That’s the logic behind the Mahalin Pagkaing Atin campaign-to encourage corporations and entrepreneurs to support homegrown farms ...

by Johanna Poblete  | March 11, 2015 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Sowing the seeds of an organic business

As the organic movement gains ground, more people are appreciating its benefits-not just to health, but also to the environment. This 'fashionable' entrepreneur tells us how.

“Our initial intention was to farm our own vegetables for personal consumption so we could be sure that no toxins or harmful inputs would be introduced in the process,” says fashion designer, businesswoman, and mother of three, Hindy Weber-Tantoco on how the ...

by Peter Imbong  | February 26, 2015 11:30:00
News and Events

Agripreneurs face challenges prior to ASEAN Integration 2015

The Philippine agriculture sector is expected to benefit from the upcoming ASEAN integration if the government and the agriculture sector take sufficient preparations together.

by Press Release  | November 03, 2014 05:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Rapid recovery agriculture in time of the 'new normal'

Amid the growing impact of climate change to the agriculture sector, the experts are now advocating for the adoption of strategic techniques to improve resilience of farms so that food production would not be significantly affected.

Dear Amor,I have a small business here in Manila and I’m proud to say that I source my ingredients locally from some of my relatives who own vast farmlands in our province. The thing is, I’m a bit worried with the prospect ...

by Amor Maclang  | October 01, 2014 03:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

Three prisms that allow high-value agricultural pursuits

Our weekly columnist, marketing expert Amor Maclang, shares three crucial points that entrepreneurs can observe when building a high-value agricultural community.

Dear Amor,I've been meaning to enter the farming industry by growing my own fruits. I am from Bukidnon, and although our region is known for our succulent pineapples, bananas, and sugar cane, I'm wary of growing said produce because I'm considering the ...

by Amor Maclang  | August 28, 2014 01:02:00
Business Ideas

Former US professor comes home to cultivate earthworms

This Fil-Am agripreneur, who used to teach literature in a university in the US, came home for good to be a farmer. But he also found another promising business opportunity involving earthworms.

Choices are part of every man’s life. We make them every day, from the food we eat to the things we do. Antonio de Castro, founder of the Earthworm Sanctuary located at the La Mesa Eco Park, already had an established career ...

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | August 05, 2014 01:00:00
FirstDibs in Marketing for Entrepreneurs

The premium in food grown in your zip code

Do you want to grow crops right in your own backyard? Take the opportunity to take advantage of most consumers' preference to locally and organically grown produce. But how can you market your harvest?

Dear Amor, My family recently acquired a few hectares of land, which we can utilize to extend our mini backyard farm. We are also thinking of finally making a profit from the crops we are growing but then, we are not sure ...

by Amor Maclang  | July 17, 2014 07:00:00
Business Ideas

Sustainable partnership

Community shared agriculture or CSA is a new and promising concept. As a social enterprise, it provides agricultural financing in exchange for fresh and organic produce grown on farms.

What it isGood Food Community is what you might call a benevolent middleman. It connects a community of farmers with health-minded individuals who commit to finance an entire harvest in return for the fresh, organic produce grown on the farm. The concept, ...

by KC Calpo  | June 23, 2014 02:00:00
Business Ideas

Farming in a cup

Who needs a hectare of land or even a garden to grow vegetables? Here's a step-by-step guide to container farming.

The rising global healthy lifestyle movement has driven entrepreneurs to benefit from the growing demand for natural and nutritious produce amid the challenges of shrinking farmland and mass volume food suppliers.A creative solution to this conundrum is container farming, or the practice ...

by Carlo P. Mallo and Carlo P. Mallo  | April 10, 2014 05:00:00
Startup Tips

How to start a backyard piggery

Learn how to start your own piggery business.

Starting a piggery is a great business that you can start in your own backyard. [related|post]For this workbook, we solicited the help of seasoned pig farmer Rolly Bautista, who helped Entrepreneur Philippines with some basic know how for people who want to ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | March 26, 2013 10:00:00
Business Ideas

2 ways to maintain your coffee farm

Keeping your farm young will give you more produce.

In maintaining a coffee plantation, you have to prune and rejuvenate your coffee plants every once in a while. asked the experts from the Nestle Demo and Experimental Farm for some tips on how to keep your coffee trees in tip ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 06, 2012 06:00:00
Startup Tips

9 tips for growing garlic as a business

Garlic is a profitable spice

With a new Bureau of Customs commissioner in the next few weeks, we can only hope that there will be less smuggled spices like garlic proliferating in our market. The native garlic is by far more flavorful than its imported counterparts.If you ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | September 02, 2011 11:00:00