Cheap and Effective Way of Disinfecting Drinking Water, SODIS Method

Fresh water is an increasingly scarce resource, even more so, access to clean, potable water for people is very limited. An estimated 1.1 billion people or one sixth of the world’s entire population lack a safe water supply through pipes, bore holes, dug wells or protected springs. This is a problem that is likely to

Starting a Business in Mushroom Production

Mushroom (rice straw/banana mushroom) is a delicacy and is accepted as a vegetable It is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals It is mixed in various food preparations. This can be sold both in the local and export markets. Production Cost/Capital Outlay [2009 market data] Mushroom spawn, 15 bags @P30/bag – Php 450.00 Wood for

Wine Fermentation Kit for Wine-Making Business

Wine making is part of Philippine culture. In every region, different kinds of wine are available, representing the ethnic taste of Filipinos (e.g. “Basi”, “Bahalina”, “Tapuy”, and strawberry wine, among others. These alcoholic beverages are fermented in the traditional way, using earthenware jars or glass jars called “Damajuana”, or any appropriate container. The fermentation method

Postharvest Handling of Cut Flowers

Cut flowers are highly perishable. Since flowers are valued for their beauty, it is important that they are handled properly after harvest so that they remain fresh for the longest time possible. Grading and Sorting Sort the flowers according to the following: cultivar, stage of maturity, extent of damage due to pests and diseases, malformed

Processing Banana Into Flour

Banana fruit is a horticultural commodity that can be processed and preserved to expand its marketing value. Various processed banana products have already been developed, such as, sun-dried banana and banana crispy. A new product with a potential commercial value is the banana flour made from fresh and ripe banana. Benefits Banana flour can be