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  • Pahiyas Festival: A colorful glimpse into our farming roots

    Blogpost by Daniel Ocampo - May 18, 2014 at 14:04

    The Philippines has had a long affinity with rice.  Our rice farming history dates back to antiquity, perhaps most vividly manifested in the iconic rice terraces carved into the hillsides of northern Philippines.  At one point in time, our farmers wer... Read more >

  • Mangrove forests: not your average tree farms

    Blogpost by Ephraim Batungbacal - May 14, 2014 at 14:55

    Mangroves are salt-tolerant evergreen forests found along sheltered coastlines, shallow-water lagoons, estuaries, rivers or deltas in 124 tropical and subtropical countries and areas. They stand out among the coastal wetlands of international import... Read more >

  • Breastfeeding and indigenous food: a mother’s recipe for healthy children

    Blogpost by Velvet Escario Roxas - May 11, 2014 at 6:00

    Today is Mother’s Day and as a Filipino mother of two girls and Deputy Executive Director of Arugaan, a Filipino NGO which protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding, it is a great opportunity to share our recipe to ensure our children’s healthy de... Read more >

  • Name that Tuna!

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - May 2, 2014 at 11:51

    Tuna are fish, and they are wild animals. But to many people, they are simply understood as food. It can be a bit confusing when the short hand of ‘tuna’ is used, as it covers a whole family of species, from the relatively-tiddly and widespread skip... Read more >

  • Tuna are for life, not just for lunch

    Blogpost by Willie Mackenzie - May 2, 2014 at 9:42

    Tuna are awesome. We don’t get to say that enough, so since it’s World Tuna Day, I want to make amends. These fish are majestic ocean wanderers who have earned their place in history. But because tuna are now a  a globally-traded commodity, they hav... Read more >

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