Agriculture In The Philippines Essay

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The impacts of the Bt talong infancy rate to the Philippines The Philippines is widely known as an Agricultural country. It has a land area which stands at about 45 percent, of which 33 is devoted to agriculture. The country has very rich and wide plains as seen in different regions such as Central Luzon, Northern Luzon, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Davao Region which are known for their export-quality crops. With the landforms and tropical climate, the soil in the country is said to be suitable for cultivation (Salita, 1974). This makes agriculture play a big role in the rural setting for it is the main livelihood of most Filipino-rural residents (Nations Encyclopedia, 2010). More than that, rural residents are not the only ones who benefit from agriculture for urban residents mainly depend on nearby rural areas for raw materials which include food, water, energy and other resources (Pani 2007). Among the crops being grown by the farmers is the Philippine Eggplant which is a great source of income to our Filipino Farmers. Each year, about 21,225 hectares of land area are planted with eggplants and according to ISAAA (n.d.), it is the top vegetable in terms of production area in the…show more content…
They are developed particularly for longer shelf life, disease resistance, pest resistance herbicide tolerance, nutritional improvement, and resistance to external stresses such as drought and nitrogen starvation. To resolve the problem on the invasive insect issues, Bacillus thuringensis (Bt) was introduced to Philippine Science. Bt is a soil bacterium injected to various crops which promote a built-in resistance against insect pests (Kolady and Lesser, 2011). Subsequently, Bt talong (eggplant in Filipino) was developed through genetic modification which contains the cry1AC gene transferred from the soil bacterium, Bt, which provides a built-in resistance against EFSB (Kolady and Lesser,

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