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The Fishing Closure Policy in the Visayan Sea: Impacts and Issues

The Visayan Sea, located at the center of the Philippines, is a major source of food, income, and livelihood for 22 municipalities in the four provinces surrounding it. However, overfishing and degradation have been threatening the productivity of the Visayan Sea for many years. The establishment of closed season for the period November 15 to …

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Prescribing a Research and Development Framework Towards Efficient Management and Effective Governance of Laguna Lake for Aquaculture

The issues faced by Laguna Lake require a multi-sectoral and multi-agency collaboration. The efforts should consider sustainability concerns by taking into account the lake’s carrying capacity. The R&D and policy agenda identified based on the analysis of the issues are enumerated: Aquaculture Production Development of strategies and mechanisms for the determination of the volume of …

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Coop for a Cup: Role of Cooperatives in Coffee and Dairy Buffalo 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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Research for Development – Payment for Ecosystem Services Outcome for Sustainable Water Provision (R4D:PESO SWaP) in Barobbob Watershed, Nueva Vizcaya

Implementing payment for ecosystem services (PES) mechanism as an approach towards sustainability is a relatively novel approach in environmental conservation. PES mechanisms create a market for ecosystem services by making users/beneficiaries pay for the services while compensating conservation activities of service providers. These compensations are often based on the estimate of the provider’s foregone income …

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