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From hilot to glamping: How Nurture Wellness Village grows wealth from health

This Cavite farm tourism destination continues its pioneering advocacies

As worn out as it may seem to be, the adage “health is wealth” never fails in serving the bottom line of a growing number of lifestyle businesses. And as health and wellness has now grown into a trillion dollar global industry, ...

by Zean Villongco  | October 20, 2016 08:00:00
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Holy Carabao: Reaping its just rewards

Two women stayed true to their idealistic farming ways and are now benefitting from it

If there is any truth to the saying that “you reap what you sow,” then Holy Carabao Holistic Farms must’ve kept its word.Since launching in 2007, after all, the company has promised to provide clean and nutritious food products through conscientious and ...

by Angelo Cantera  | September 14, 2016 07:00:00
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How Isabela farmers are becoming social entrepreneurs

A cooperative of farmers in the municipality of Gamu shift to organic farming

  Way before the onset of the storms we are experiencing now, there have been many times when 57-year-old Mang Kikoy stood under the scorching heat and looked afar, wondering if he still has crops to harvest. Every time rain has been scarce, ...

by Kathleen P. Lungub  | August 30, 2016 04:00:00
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Head start: Social enterprise helps Isabela farmers overcome climate change, debt problems

This cooperative saw the potential of putting up a dairy business in Isabela, giving the farmers an alternative source of income.

The Philippines experiences an average of 20 typhoons every year, resulting to floods and other damage to properties, usually affecting millions of Filipinos across the country. A big percentage of those greatly affected by these calamities belong to the agricultural industry. Farmers ...

by MJ Dinglasan and MJ Dinglasan  | April 28, 2015 09:00:00
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A balikbayan's environment advocacy leads him to 'green entrepreneurship'

From Australia, this balikbayan comes home to be a forest defender. But eventually, he also turned to be a reluctant entrepreneur.

In the valley between the mountains of Banahaw and San Cristobal in Quezon, a green enterprise has taken root, thanks to balikbayan Dion Pullan, who donned the hat of a businessman—albeit reluctantly—in a bid to defend the mountains’ forests. “I’m not a ...

by Kendrick Chua  | April 15, 2015 03:00:00
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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
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Sister act

Find out how this new restaurant concept helps spur greater demand for local organic harvest.

As the name implies, organic and homegrown fare is the order of the day at Earth Kitchen, but the new restaurant has another agenda besides healthy eats. “Customers say that they feel fresh after eating at Earth Kitchen. Even if they’re full, ...

by Victoria Vizcarra  | January 07, 2015 11:30:00
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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
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Pamora Farm: Spotting an unserved market

Going free-range is the way to go.

The concept of free-range farming is easy to digest: it’s a method of raising animals where they are permitted to roam freely in areas containing insects, plants, fruits, and other food sources. This way, the animals—in this case, the chickens—are able to ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | January 04, 2012 05:00:00
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