Monday, May 26, 2014

Philippine World Economic Forum & Asia Agriculture



Inaugural Grow Asia Agriculture Forum by the World Economic Forum

The Grow Asia partnership will be developed and launched in 2014 by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat. Developed in response to the recommendation from ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry and global partners from business and civil society, Grow Asia will support efforts that contribute to food security in the region.

The World Economic Forum will host a high-level, multi-stakeholder event titled the Grow Asia Agriculture Forum on 21 May in Manila, Philippines, in advance of the 2014 World Economic Forum on East Asia. The all-day meeting will engage over 150 leaders from ASEAN governments, private sector, international organisations, civil society, research institutes and farmers’ associations to explore opportunities for investment and partnership for agriculture development in ASEAN; share best practices and innovation; and shape the strategic priorities of the Grow Asia platform.

Grow Asia will serve as a multi-stakeholder partnership platform to catalyze action that contributes to food security and sustainable, inclusive agricultural development in support of national and regional priorities in South East Asia. Country-led and locally driven, Grow Asia will support market-based scalable solutions with measurable positive impacts on inclusive and sustainable agricultural growth, especially focusing on smallholder farmer development and environmental sustainability of agriculture. The partnership will draw from the experience, models and networks of the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture (NVA) initiative which facilitates partnerships across the world to deliver food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity through agriculture. More information about the Grow Asia partnership and Grow Asia event can be found here.

New Vision for Agriculture Transformation Leaders Network

The World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative serves as a platform to build collaboration among stakeholders to achieve a vision of agriculture as a driver of food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity. The initiative has catalysed national and regional partnerships in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America and engages over 250 organizations globally. A newly established Transformation Leaders Network brings together leaders of these partnerships to exchange experiences, insights and innovations. This video highlights the outcomes of the Network's first meeting.

The New Vision for Agriculture: Transforming Agriculture Through Collaboration

In order to feed a population of 9 billion in 2050, the world will need a New Vision for Agriculture - delivering food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity through agriculture. This will require producing more food with fewer resources while reinvigorating rural economies. It can be achieved through collaboration, investment and innovation among all stakeholders.

The World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Agriculture initiative engages leaders of business, government, civil society, farmers organisations, development partners and other groups to work together to achieve sustainable agricultural growth. The initiative works at the global level with the G8 and G20, and facilitates national-level partnerships in 14 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This includes seven African countries engaged in the Grow Africa partnership, jointly convened by the African Union, NEPAD and the World Economic Forum. The initiative has published a Roadmap to achieve the vision, and a Transformation Framework outlining steps toward national-level agriculture transformation

The Issue

Over the past three years, food security and economic crises have highlighted both the urgent need and the potential for developing sustainable agricultural systems. Nearly one billion people – one out of six globally – lack access to adequate food and nutrition. By 2050, the global population will surpass 9 billion people, and demand for agricultural products is expected to double. At the same time, the world’s agricultural systems will be increasingly challenged by water scarcity, climate change and volatility, raising the risk of production shortfalls. Substantial gains in agricultural productivity can be realized through investment, innovation, policy and other improvements. However, realizing these gains will require an exceptional level of collaboration among stakeholders in the agricultural value chain, including governments, companies, multilateral and civil-society organizations, farmers, consumers and entrepreneurs. Stakeholder alignment around shared priorities and large-scale initiatives is therefore key to success.

A New Vision for Agriculture

The New Vision for Agriculture initiative, led by the Consumer Industries Community of the World Economic Forum, works to develop a shared agenda for action and foster multistakeholder collaboration to achieve sustainable agricultural growth through market-based solutions. The initiative has defined a vision that highlights agriculture’s potential as a positive driver of food security, environmental sustainability and economic opportunity worldwide. The group believes that achieving this vision will require the leadership and capacity of all stakeholders – government, business, civil society, academia, farmers and consumers.

Who Is Involved?

The project is led by 33 global partner companies of the World Economic Forum who provide strategic leadership and championship of the initiative. These include:

AGCO Corporation, Anheuser-Busch InBev, A.P. Møller-Maersk, BASF SE, Bayer CropScience AG, Bunge Limited, Cargill Incorporated, Carlsberg, CF Industries Holdings Inc., The Coca-Cola Company, Diageo Plc., DuPont, General Mills Inc., HEINEKEN, International Finance Corporation, Mondelez International, Monsanto Company, The Mosaic Company, Nestlé SA, Novozymes, OCP Group, PepsiCo Inc., Rabobank International, Royal DSM, SABMiller, Sinar Mas Agribusiness & Food, Swiss Reinsurance Company, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Unilever, United Phosphorus Ltd, Wilmar International Limited, Wal-Mart Stores Inc., and Yara International ASA.

A diverse network of global and local stakeholders are engaged in initiative activities, including governments, international organisations, civil society, farmers organisations, research and academia. The Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Food Security, a high-level multi-stakeholder group, provides advisory and leadership support to the initiative.

Project Activity

The initiative has catalysed four major public-private partnerships to date, including country-level initiatives in Mexico, Vietnam, Indonesia, and India, as well as a regional partnership platform called Grow Africa which engages seven countries.

At the country level, action-oriented partnership initiatives engage the private sector in active collaboration with governments, global organizations, farmers and other leading stakeholders to accelerate sustainable agricultural growth within specific regions or food value chains. The partnerships support countries in realizing their agriculture-sector goals by aligning investments, programmes and innovations around shared priorities for agricultural growth.

At the global level, the initiative facilitates public-private dialogue with the G20, through the B20 Food Security Tas Force, as well as through informal networks such as the Global Agenda Council on Food Security.

The New Vision for Agriculture initiative offers a platform through which stakeholders can create a shared agenda for action on sustainable agricultural development. It engages leaders in defining joint priorities, recommendations and opportunities for collaboration. Areas of focus include increasing investment, improving environmental sustainability, strengthening markets (particularly to expand opportunities for smallholder farmers), and improving access to nutritious food.

Grow Africa and the G8

The Grow Africa partnership, convened jointly by the African Union, NEPAD and the World Economic Forum, works to accelerate sustainable investment in African agriculture to improve food security. The partnership collaborated with the G8 in 2012 to help mobilize agriculture-sector investment commitments by 49 companies, valued at over USD $3 billion, as part of the G8 New Alliance on Food Security and Nutrition. The G8 and Grow Africa have formed a Leadership Council to monitor and report progress of these commitments.



Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Greenhouse Farming



Greenhouses are essential for commercial growers and dedicated gardeners who need all-weather protection for growing food crops, flower and nursery stock.

Today, greenhouses are especially important because of climate change. Unexpected and extreme weather events can ruin a garden crop in no time, and growing under shelter is becoming a future trend for backyard gardeners and community gardens as well as commercial producers.

Cold Frames: ‘mini-greenhouses’, set directly on a garden bed to protect seedlings or to harden off transplants.

Starter Greenhouses: small & mid-size structures for propagating seeds for transplanting outdoors, and for use as potting sheds.

Grower Greenhouses: all-purpose, larger structures designed for growing crops full-term indoors under shelter.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Composting and Making Your Own Fertilizer



Composting is the process of converting kitchen and yard waste into valuable fertilizer, is the core activity of every gardener.

Compost is the single most important supplement you can give your garden, and most gardeners complain that they never have enough!

Composters are made in three basic styles – bins, tumblers, and continuous-use.

Compost bins are open on the bottom and set directly on the ground.

Compost tumblers are sealed composters which speed the process of composting.

Continuous-use composters have two chambers for separating finished compost from fresh materials, so there is no waiting for batches to finish.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Natural Non-Toxic Pest Control



Natural Pest Control methods and products are safer for you the farmer, your consumers, less polluting to the environment, and less expensive than toxic, chemical-based alternatives.

It makes no sense putting hazardous chemicals into your farm crops when non-toxic and effective alternatives are available.

And annoying insect pests, such as wasps, mosquitoes, flies, and other very damaging pests can be controlled with non-toxic pheromone-based traps which are inexpensive and easy to use and clean.

Insect populations can usually be controlled with simple prevention measures and non-toxic traps and barrier products.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Organic Fertilizer Crop Nutrients



Organic Crop Fertilizer Nutrients

These organic crop fertilizer nutrients are manufactured in the USA and distributed globally with the highest quality industry standards insuring you a quality product at an affordable price that won't ruin your crop and all your hard earned time energy and money you put into your farming efforts. They are completely natural organic products that are beneficial to your crops, soil, and are not harmful to the environment.

The organic liquid foliar fertilizer for NPK maintenance and deficiency correction. Liquid foliar fertilizer with extra secondary macro and micro nutirents. Adjuvant chemical enhancer and soil conditioner. Potassium contains organically complexed micronutrients. Zinc is an organic based liquid foliar fertilizer. The seed sowing fertilizer contains micronutrients for better seed germination and root development.


1 Liter P1,720.00



1 Liter 1000ML P1,555.00 250ML P505.00



1 Liter 1000ML P1055.00 250ML P300.00



1 Liter 1000ML P2,245.00



1 Liter 1000ML P2,245.00



150 Gram Powder P450.00



250 ML Liquid P945.00


Organic Fertilizer Protocol for Rice and all Crop Types

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Organic Fertilizer Protocol Approximate Input Costs Per Hectare for All Types of Crops

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P3,000 1 Spray Application - For rice always apply at Panicle initiation

P4,000 2 Spray Application - Typical for rice, fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

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