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Challenges and opportunities of mung bean farmers in Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija

A study published by the Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development (AJAD) assessed the economic benefits of mung bean production to encourage more farmers to venture into mung bean production. Image Source: Department of Agriculture Over the past five years, mung bean (Vigna radiata L.) production has gradually increased. During the third quarter of …

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Future of pulses in global and regional agri-food systems

The Consortium of International Agricultural Research Centers (CGIAR) released recent findings of pulse-related foresight reports focusing on climate change impacts, adaptation, and mitigation. Image Source: CGIAR According to CGIAR, the three main topics covered by the 26 publications that provided the most recent foresight reports on pulses are the impact of climate change on pulse …

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Current worldwide market conditions of pulses

Due to pulses’ high protein content and various health benefits, health, and environmentally-conscious consumers are increasingly integrating them into their daily diets, which, in turn, drives the growth of the global pulses market. Image Source: FAO Pulses are the edible seeds of plants in the legume family. They contain large amounts of protein, dietary fiber, …

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Transforming towards a sustainable and circular textile value chain

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) identified three interconnected priorities to deliver system change, namely (1) shifting consumption patterns, (2) improved practices, and (3) infrastructure investment. Image Source: UNEP The textile industry contributes significantly to industrialization, trade, development, and social value. It connects producers, merchants, and consumers worldwide, quickly creating regional and global value chains. …

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Bamboo as a sustainable textile fiber source

“The Sustainable Development Goals noted that bamboo has the potential of supporting sustainability in economic growth as it grows very fast and can be grown easily in different climate conditions and altitudes,” said Cynthia Villar, the Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture. Image Source: DOST-PTRI The Chairperson of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Ms. …

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Boosting the tropical fabrics industry through innovations

The Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) Month, celebrated every January, aims to promote natural textiles, advance local industries, and create livelihood opportunities. Image Source: DOST-PTRI In the Philippines, January is designated as the month to celebrate indigenous fabrics under Proclamation No. 313 Series of 2012. The Philippine Tropical Fabrics (PTF) month aims to promote natural textiles, …

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