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Certification, Value Addition and Promotion of Organic Arabica Coffee Products in the Cordillera

This TechnoMart project aims to establish a viable and sustainable Arabica coffee enterprise in the Cordillera, specifically in Sagada, from production of beans to processing of roasted ground coffee, ready for marketing. It has three components: a) organic certification for organic Arabica coffee products, b) value addition of said products for local and international markets, …

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FertiGroe® Nanofertilizers for Coffee

Through PCAARRD funding, the University of the Philippine Los Banos developed the FertiGroe® nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).  These inorganic single fertilizers release nutrients more slowly than the conventional inorganic fertilizers, and have strong potential to increase nutrient use efficiency. The developed FertiGroe® nanofertilizers were tested on rice, corn, eggplant, cabbage, potato, sugarcane, …

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Organic Arabica

In support of the organic agriculture program of the country, technologies for organic Arabica production have been developed by the Benguet State University through DOST-PCAARRD funding, and are for validation in the field.  Developed products for organic Arabica production include solid and liquid organic fertilizers, and biocontrol agents for coffee rust and coffee anthracnose.  Field …

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CAPHE: Harvest Date Estimator for Better Coffee Quality

Harvesting cherries at the right maturity produces better tasting coffee.  Through the SARAI Program, UPLB researchers developed a mobile application named CAPHE: Coffee Application Harvest Date Estimator.  This mobile App forecasts the best harvest date of Robusta, Arabica, Liberica, and Excelsa coffee varieties based on the local temperature forecast and the coffee phenological data.  CAPHE …

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BBCH Scale

Understanding growth patterns is essential in developing effective farm management strategies for tropical perennial crops such as coffee.  Hence, the DOST-PCAARRD-funded program “Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry (SARAI) in the Philippines, characterized the phenological growth stages of coffee berries, from inflorescence emergence to fruit maturity, and determined the maturation period of coffee …

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Design and Development of Low-Cost Temporary Immersion Bioreactor System for Coffee Micropropagation

According to the International Coffee Organization (ICO), the country’s consumption of coffee constantly increasing from 862,000 bags (60 kg bag) or 51,720 metric tons of GCB in 1999/2000 to 3,300,000 bags (60 kg bag) or 198,000 metric tons of GCB in 2018/2019. However, a constant decreasing trend of our country’s production was recorded by the …

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Sugarcane Harvesting Equipment for Small Scale Farms

DOST-MIRDC in partnership with SRA developed three locally-fabricated sugarcane harvesting equipment for small farms. These are prototypes of sugarcane cutter, leaf stripper, and loader. Performance tests were conducted in Central Azucarera Don Pedro (CADP), Nasugbu, Batangas and SRA-LAREC Floridblanca, Pampanga. Results of the test and the feedback of both farmers and project personnel were used …

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Subsurface Drip Irrigation and Furrow Irrigation for Sugarcane

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) was able to improve sugarcane production efficiency with optimum irrigation scheduling schemes using soil moisture sensors and weather monitoring systems and the use of subsurface drip irrigation (SDI) and furrow irrigation (FI) methods. These methods increased sugarcane yield by more than 30%.  SDI is recommended in sugarcane areas where …

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