Brown rice is a very nutritious food. It is a whole grain that is relatively low in calories, high in fiber, gluten-free and can be incorporated into a variety of dishes.
Ka Bernie has been awarded several recognitions on organic farming including
Dangal ng Lipi ng Bulacan and National Gawad Saka Award (Farm Family Category)
both in 2012. In 2013 he was awarded as the Best Farmer Cooperator by BASC.
Kayumanggi directly translate to brown in english. It could also be a brand of organic products created with a desire to promote health awareness int he community.
Organic farming is not only about reviving traditional practices like adding rice straw and applying manure. There is a science behind that makes agriculture production sustainable and climate-resilient.
Diseases are considered major constraints in rice production. Rice diseases are mainly caused by bacteria, fungi or viruses. A rice farmer should be aware of the proper diagnosis for these diseases in order to avoid yield loss and poor quality produce..
The challenges to achieving sustainable development serve as an invitation to evolve a system and culture that puts the planet and people first.
In the process of composting, organic wastes like leguminous leaves, animal manure, rice straw, grasses, and kitchen wastes, collectively known as the substrates, are recycled into stabilized products that can be applied to the soil as organic fertilizer.
Advocacy and products of the LifeBank Foundation were highlighted during the Biodiversity-Friendly Bazaar and Innovation Forum held at the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Center (NAPWC) on October 15, 2016.
A once dry and dull piece of land was nurtured into a wellspring of innovations. Welcome to the Center for Bayanihan Economics.
“Organikong pamamaraan ay tuklasin para magkaroon ng masagana at magandang ani ang ating bukid,” says Tatay Ricardo, who is part of LifeBank’s training and mentoring program. The training expanded his skill sets in crop production and opened him to new concepts in organic-based farming.
LifeBank’s Center for Bayanihan Economics advocates the Inclusive Value Chain of Smart Agriculture as a framework for addressing poverty and food insecurity. The framework serves as basis in crafting the Foundation’s complementary social development programs—Social Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) and Smart Agriculture Program (SAP).