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Competitiveness of Philippine Robusta Coffee Industry under the ASEAN Economic

Producing coffee in the Philippines was found to be competitive under the import substitution scenario wherein producing domestically is cheaper than importing. This implies that the Philippines should focus on improving its domestic production of coffee. Based on the results, coffee yield (0.636 mt/ha) should not go down by 14% in order to maintain its …

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Coop for a Cup: Role of Cooperatives in Coffee Technology Adoption

As a labor-intensive country, one of the major driving forces of Philippine agricultural development is technology. Aside from cost reduction, technology enables farmers to enhance the quality of their produce, discover effective and efficient farming techniques, and ultimately address the risks and challenges inherent in agriculture. The success of a technology, however, boils down to …

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Enhancing the Agri-Aqua Food Value Chain through Smart Technologies and Partnerships towards Food Resiliency in the New Normal in CALABARZON

This study investigated the coffee value chain in the CALABARZON and developed intervention  models to create a smart food value chain. Specifically, this study intended to: 1) operationalize  the Smart Food Value Chain Framework in the coffee value chain in CALABARZON; 2) provide  an overview of the current state of the coffee industry in CALABARZON; …

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S&T Community-Based Farm (STCBF) on Enhancing Coffee Production in Sultan Kudarat

The project is being implemented in the three major coffee producing municipalities of Sultan Kudarat namely Sen. Ninoy Aquino, Kalamansig & Lebak. The project has a goal to increase coffee productivity of the farmer-participants in the project sites from 0.5-ton green beans to 1.5 tons green beans per hectare through STCBF technology transfer modality within …

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Coffee micropropagation

Somatic embryos ready for transfer to Plantlet Producing more good quality beans starts from planting good quality planting materials that are high yielding.  To produce true-to-type varieties, CvSU conducted initial activities to optimize the somatic embryogenesis protocol as a tissue culture technique for rapid and massive production of NSIC- registered Arabica and Liberica cultivars.  Multiplication …

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Coffee DNA characterization

Banding patterns observed for the different coffee variety using the SSR 124577 marker The Philippine Genome Center has conducted DNA characterization of National Seed Industry Council (NSIC) – registered varieties that may potentially distinguish not just between coffee species but also within species or varieties. It also identified markers for pest and disease resistance, yield …

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Suitability mapping

Spectral signature collected from Cavite (each line correspond to a unique soil sample) Expansion of production area, conversion to coffee production, or replanting of old coffee trees require information on the area-crop suitability.  The system for identifying suitable areas for different coffee varieties through Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) has been developed …

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Biological control-based approaches against major diseases of coffee in Region XII

Coffee pests and diseases in South Cotabato Coffee is an important global commodity and the Philippines is a potential producer of coffee and it is considered as one of the high-value commercial crops in the local and foreign markets. Locally, Sultan Kudarat province is the top producer of coffee which yields in 2016. Despite economic …

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Development of an Unmanned Ground Vehicle Drone-Aided System with vis-NIR Sensors for Soil Nutrient Mapping of Coffee Farms

Perspective front view of initial design of UGV Presently, local farmers apply a certain amount of fertilizers without prior knowledge to the current soil nutrients status of their plantation. As a result, excess or shortage of soil nutrients occurs that may lead to low productivity, soil acidity or negative environmental impacts. One of the identified …

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