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A Pure & Fresh fight: Local dairy goes head-to-head with giants

Agriculturalist Eduardo Soriano makes great business by disturbing the market

 Agriculturalist Eduardo Soriano likes things complicated.In the early 1990s, he bought four hectares of idle land from his family’s corporation, establishing a dairy farm that would eventually be called Hacienda Macalauan Inc. “Very few people have the desire to do [dairy farming]. ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 09, 2016 12:00:00
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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

How big data is shaping agriculture

Farmers are now using real-time information to increase land productivity.

For the past few years, big data has allowed businesses to harness information to produce insights that can lead to actionable solutions and strategies. Whether it is in healthcare, retail, or even politics, big data is being used to improve services and create ...

by Toni Antiporda  | February 04, 2016 12:00:00
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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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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
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The Dragon Fruit Lady---An exemplary mother and entrepreneur

The 'Dragon Fruit Lady' from Ilocos Norte shares her inspiring story. Find out how being a mother pushed her to emerge as the country's top exporter of dragon fruit.

by Renz Lyndon Paguio  | May 10, 2014 12:00:00
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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
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Preserving the harvest

A community project becomes a viable business.

A lot of people already know about the social enterprise ECHOstore, the sustainable lifestyle retailer that gathers many products from small, marginalized and cultural communities, creative industry practitioners, women groups and foundations under one roof. However, the story behind the product-makers of ...

February 10, 2012 02:00:00
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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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Starting a coffee farm? Here 5 tips to remember

Tips to boost your yield.

Coffee farming is actually big in the countryside, with vast acres of properties solely dedicated to coffee farming alone. Last month, visited the Nestle Experimental and Demo Farm in Tagum City, Davao del Norte.Coffee growing in the country experiences a setback ...

by Carlo P. Mallo  | December 16, 2011 08:00:00
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Starting a citrus farm

Oranges are just one of the many citrus fruits you can grow.

Citrus is a popular selling fruit that thrives well in tropical and subtropical climates. Some of the best quality oranges are grown in the non-humid, irrigated, subtropical areas such as the Mountain Province. It can be grown in our four types of ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 23, 2011 09:00:00
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A blooming business: Chrysanthemums

Start your flower business now.

Chrysanthemum is one of the leading cutflowers and potted plants now in high demand in the international market. The domestic market has already increased demand both for cutflowers and potted plants and local production cannot cope, thus the importation of this cutflower ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 16, 2011 01:00:00
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Starting a pepper farm

A crop that you can start in your own backyard.

Sweet Pepper (Capsicum annuum L.) also known as capsicum, kampana, or lara is the most widely used condiment all over the world. It is consumed fresh, dried or processed. Sweet pepper is a warm and dry season crop. It germinates well at ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | November 09, 2011 04:00:00