YES to Golden Harvest but NO to Golden Rice!

It can be done! SIBAT farm technicians once again showed that this soon- to- be harvested Red, Black and White Rice under Varietal Adaptability Trials (VAT) could really produce a potentially golden rice harvest. This means that we don’t really need hazardous genetically engineered rice crop to provide food for our homes and communities especially rice as our staple food which we Asians can do without.

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Fresh, organic, nutritious and pesticide-free vegetables from Mangarita Organic Farm – SIBAT

SIBAT’s Mangarita Organic Farm sustains production of fresh, organic, nutritious and pesticide-free vegetables. This shows producing food crops without the use of hazardous chemicals and pesticides is highly possible. Given the proper support, this production process could be replicated even in backyard spaces. Filipinos need not suffer from food scarcity much more hunger if small scale food production are promoted and fully supported.

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2021 Philippine International Seminar

What is Appropriate Technology?

– responsive  to the needs of the community

– generate real benefits, promote social justice and equitability among disadvantaged sectors and population

– based on people’s participation – objective of developing local capacities and overall technological self-reliance

– strictly observes the basic regard for environmental conservation and protection.

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SIBAT and LGUS Adopt Relay-Transport Scheme To Deliver MHP Supplies Amidst Border Closures Due to the Pandemic

With the current travel bans and border closures enforced by various LGU’s to contain the pandemic in their respective areas, SIBAT is highly constrained travelling to its project sites. Particularly challenging is delivering electrical and other supplies including personnel to implement repair and upgrading work for its numerous MHP projects in the provinces of Abra Kalinga and Apayao.

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Erecting RE-based Transmission Line GI Posts Gets Boost from Filipino “Bayanihan” Spirit

The welders take charge of welding reusable racks to the new GI posts, men of built as most do carry the transmission line posts to their designated locations. Others dig holes for the post base, while the rest of the community men and women carry bags of cement and gravel. These are the indigenous peoples of Brgy Mataragan Malibcong Abra extending their share of time and effort to replace their decaying wooden transmission posts to GI Pipes along a kilometer-long stretch where households can tap. They’ve been working on this since April.

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