Monthly Archives: July 2018



Progress in Natural Resource Based Emission Reduction Activities in the Tropics

Sebastian Thomas

Definition of Forest for REDD+: an Unresolved Issue

Medrilzam and Paul Dargusch

An Assessment of Potential Benefits to Smallholders of REDD+ Components in the Philippines

Rodel Lasco, Florencia Pulhin, Leonida Bugayong, and Marlo Mendoza

Peat Forest Rehabilitation in Central Kalimantan and REDD+: Conflicting Roles of Government Agencies

Farwiza Farhan, Medrilzam, and Sebastian Thomas

Will Indonesia be Successful in Reducing its Greenhouse Gas Emissions with REDD+?: the Threat of Organizational Fragmentation

Medrilzam, Paul Dargusch and John Herbohn

Production of Carbon Offsets Using Conservation Agriculture Practices

Jean-Francois Rochecouste and Paul Dargusch

Why Are There So Few Carbon Offset Projects in Pacific Island Countries?

Paul Dargusch, Shaun McMahon, Sebastian Thomas and Ray Collins

The Economic Drivers and Environmental Outcomes of the Clean Development Mechanism in Vietnam

Leonard Smith, Paul Dargusch, and Sebastian Thomas



The Status of Floristic Analysis of Mt. Pangasugan, Leyte, Philippines – a Conservation Priority Area Classified as “Extremely High Critical”

Gerhard Langenberger and Beatriz S. Belonias

Bioassay-guided Identification of the Nematicidal Secondary Metabolites from Paecilomyces lilicanus for the Control of Root-knot Nematode (Meloidogyne graminicola, Golden and Birchfield)

Ruben M. Gapasin, Erlinda A. Vasquez and Giselle A. Rendon

Energy Accounting of Irrigated Wheat Production to Post Production (Baking Bread) in Doroodzan, Fars Province, Iran

Seied Mohsen Taghay and Teodoro C. Mendoza

Fish Corral Composition, Abundance, and Distribution in the Reef Flat of Palompon, Leyte, Philippines

Jerome Benedict P. Cabansag, Arriane Krisna Rose T. Tuazon, and Liezel C. Paraboles

“Rainforestation Farming” – an Appropriate and Applied Ecological Approach for Landscape Rehabilitation and Impact Mitigation of Climate Change in the Humid Tropics

Friedhelm Goltenboth

Growth and Survival of Mangrove Seedlings under Different Levels of Salinity and Drought Stress

Nit Lyn B. Estomata and Pamela P. Abit

Growth and Yield Performance of Selected Lowland Rice Varieties under Alternate Wet and Dry Water Management

Melanie D. Ratilla and Ulysses A. Cagasan

Significant Changes Experienced by Adopters of Sustainable Organic Agriculture Technologies in Ormoc City, Philippines

Catherine L. Corcino and Editha G. Cagasan

Heavy Metals Content of Two Red Soils in Samar, Philippines

Ian A. Navarrete and Victor B. Asio



Nutrient Uptake and Fiber Yield of Abaca (Musa textilis var. Laylay as Affected by Shade, Irrigation and Fertilizer Aplication

Marlito M. Bande, Jan Grenz, Victor B. Asio, and Joachim Sauerborn

Comparative Performance of Biofertilizers on Irrigated Lowland Rice (Oryza sativa L.)

Michelle B. Castillo and Cezar P. Mamaril

Response of in vitro Cultured Palm Oil Seedling Under Saline Condition to Elevated Carbon Dioxide and Photosynthetic Photon Flux Density

Pet Roey Pascual, Krienkai Mosaleeyanon, Kanokwan Romyanon, and Chalermpol Kirdmanee

2-bromo-1-(2-hydroxphenyl)-3,4-dimethylpentan-1-one: A New Bromo-Compound with Stimulatory Activity Isolated from the Shed Leaves of Teak (Tectona grandis L.)

Suparna Mandal Biswas

Development of In vitro Slow Growth Culture for Yam (Dioscorea alata L.)

Villaluz Z. Acedo and Catherine C. Arradaza

Quantification of the Relative Virulence of White Spot Syndrom Virus (WSSV) in the Penaeid Shrimps Litopenaeus vannamei (Boone, 1931) and Farfantepenaeus duorarum (Burkenroad, 1939) by Quantitative Real Time PCR

Rey J. dela Calzada and Jeffrey M. Lotz

Genetic Diversity and Inbreeding in a Captive Population of the North Persian Leopard (Panthera pardus saxicolor L.)

Ana Marquiza M. Quilicot and Roswitha Baumung

Outcomes of Learning Online: The Case of Farmers and Extension Workers in the Philippines

Marjhurhy Ann S. Federicos and Rotacio S. Gravoso

Employment Outcomes of Graduates in Selected Higher Educational Institutions in Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Jane A. Austero, Pedro T. Armenia, and Moises Neil V. Seriño



Managing Rice Residues and Fertilization to Improve Nutrient Use and Productivity of Irrigated Lowland Rice

Michelle B. Castillo, Cezar P. Mamaril, Erlinda S. Paterno, Pompe C. Sta. Cruz, Pearl B. Sanchez, and Rodrigo B. Badayos

Strong Sour Tamarind Flavor of Methyl-2,3,4-trihydroexyhexanoate, a New Compound Isolated from the Leaves of Tamarindus Indica L. that Plays a Role in Plant Defence Mechanisms

Suprana M. Biswas, Nabanita Chakraborty and Supriya Chakraborty

Chemical Composition and Pulp Properties of Abaca (Musa textilis Nee) cv. Inosa Harvested at Different Stages of Stalk Maturity

Luz O. Moreno and Calixto M. Protacio

Development of Self-pollinating and Early-bearing Philippine Makapuno (Cocos nucifera L.) Hybrids

Tessie C. Nuñez and Edwin T. Ocoy

Conditions Surrounding Publication Performance of Faculty Member of Two Selected Higher Education Institutions In Easter Visayas, Philippines

Niño Antonio P. Villalino and Editha G. Cagasan

Water Quality of Mantayupan River in Barili, Cebu, Philippines

Alfredo C. Neri, Virgie P. Wee and Glenn B. Hoyohoy

Fungi from Coastal Sediments as Potential Agents in Biodegrading Used Engine Oil

Jayzon G. Bitacura, Arvin C. Balala and Pamela P. Abit



General Performance and Cocoon Yields of Two Hybrids of the Silkworm, Bombyx Mori L. (Lepidoptera: Bombicidae), Fed on Mulberry Leaves from Different Amended Soils

Isaac Babatunde Alebiosu, Ganiyu Olatunji Olatunde and Olufemi Olutoyin Richard Pitan

Jamaican Spices as Food Preservatives

Roy B. R. Porter, Lawrence A. D. Williams, Grace-Ann O. Junor and Cheryl Green

Effects of Chitosan Isolated from Crab Exoskeleton on Postharvest Stem-end Rot Disease and on the Quality of Mango Fruit

Dewoowoogen P. Baclayon and Candelario L. Calibo

Morpho-Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Mountain Soils in Central Leyte

Deejay S. Maranguit and Victor B. Asio

Performance of Growing Lambs as Influenced by Liquid Acid Whey Supplementation

Angie R. Poliquit and Serena Sanchez

Physico-chemical Changes in Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruits as Influenced by Cultivation Systems and Modified Atmosphere Packaging

Ness Marie L. Sta. Iglesia, Marcelo A. Quevedo and Zenaida C. Gonzaga

A Comparative Analysis of the Stomatal Density of Ficus septica Burm. f. Along an Altitudinal Gradient at the Kalungan Forest of Mt. Talinis, Bacong, Negros Oriental

Ma. Harriette C. Apostol, Kathleen Amor R. Berones, Marsha C. Coritico, Vallisandro C. Sabarillo,Maria Elisa B. Gerona, Jerome Benedict P. Cabansag

Increasing Cabbage Production Through NPK Application In Cabintan, Ormoc City, Leyte, Philippines

Anabella B. Tulin, Roland V. Rallos, Mechelle B. Rañises and Chris Dorahy



Physicochemical Properties, Nutritional and Sensory Quality of “Batuan” [Garcinia binucao(Blco.) Choisy] Fruits

Elizabeth S. Quevedo, Antonio C. Laurena and Florinia E. Merca

Potential of Root Crop as Source of Electrical Energy

Daniel Leslie S. Tan, Julie D. Tan, Mark Anthony R. Anatacio and Ruel B. Delantar

Influence of Variety and Sulfite on Controlling Browning Within Four Months of Storage of Dehydrated Jackfruit (Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam.) Pulp

Lorina A. Galvez, Remberto A. Patindol and Linda B. Mabesa

Assessment of Insect Spectrum, and Insect-Induced Damage at Different Growth Stages of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) In A Rainforest Transition Zone Of Nigeria

Olufemi Olutoyin Richard Pitan and Caroline Oyindamola Filani

Social Impacts of the Abaca Bunchy Top Disease and Adaptive Strategies of Farm Households: A Case in Leyte, Philippines

Jedess Miladel C. Nuñez

Comparative Carbon Storage of Lanzones (Lansium domesticum)-fruit tree and Falcata(Paraserianthes falcataria)-forest tree based Agroforestry Systems

Samuel L. Malayao and Teodoro C. Mendoza

Using Stable Carbon and Nitrogen Isotopes to Evaluate Parrotfish Diet

Maria Elisa B. Gerona and Florence C. Evacitas



Prospects of the Components of Myanmar Food Control System for Health and Trade Efficacy

Wai Yee Lin and Masahiro Yamao

Fruit Bronzing: a New Disease Affecting Jackfruit Caused by Pantoea stewartii Mergaert et al.

Ruben M. Gapasin, Renilla P. Garcia, Christine T. Advincula, Carlos S. de la Cruz and Lucia M. Borines

Organic Versus Inorganic Management on the Yield and Soil Fertility of Irrigated Lowland Rice

Michelle C. Quimbo, Cezar P. Mamaril and Kathy Loren S. Tafere

Extrapolating Bypass Protein Potential of Treated Soybean Meal by In Situ Degradation in Rumen-Fistulated Brahman Cattle

Angelo Francis F. Atole and Lolito C. Bestil

Effects of N Application on the Development of Blast Disease and Yield of Rice Under Sawah System in Nigeria

Clement G. Afolabi and Sunday O. Adigbo

Sensitivity of Leaf Spot Causing Pathogen of Bitter Gourd (Cercospora citrullina Cooke) To Different Fungicides

Dindo King M. Donayre and Lucille T. Minguez

Nutrient Analysis, Decomposition, and Nitrogen Mineralization of Various Organic Amendments Used for Pechay Production

Clea Anne E. Valleja, Anabella B. Tulin, Victor B. Asio and Chris G. Dorahy

Detection of Copper (II) and Iron (III) in Aqueous Solutions Using the Spectroscopic Characteristics of Bugnay (Antidesma bunius)

Jonathan M. Barcelo, Jan Narlo Abril, Khristine Mereille P. Castillo, Alloisa Diaz, Jonathan Paul Ladera, Jaemie Javar and Elisha Labuguen



Role of Secondary Metabolites and Radical Scavenging Aptitude for Better Adaptability of Mangroves in Varying Salinity of Sundarbans, India

Nirjhar Dasgupta , Chandan Sengupta and Sauren Das

Factors Contributing to the Decline of the Anchovy Fisheries in Krueng Raya Bay, Aceh, Indonesia

Zulhamsyah Imran and Masahiro Yamao

Behavioral Responses to Climate Information: A Case of Small Scale Rice Farmers in Vulnerable Communities in Leyte, Philippines

Rotacio S. Gravoso , Remberto A. Patindol and Canesio D. Predo

Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Natural Calamities by Residents in a Flood-Prone Community: A Case in Leyte, Philippines

Ma. Victoria Stephane G. Asio and Editha G. Cagasan

Extraction and Characterization of “Batuan” [Garcinia binucao (Blco.) Choisy] Seed Protein

Elizabeth S. Quevedo , Marivic S. Lacsamana and Antonio C. Laurena

In vitro Cordia sebestena Antioxidant Potential of Fatty Acids Obtained by Direct Transmethylation from Fresh Cordia sebestena Flowers

Olubunmi Atolani, Oluwatimilehin O. Kayode, Oluwaseeni Adeniyi and Charles B. Adeosun

Morpho-physical and Chemical Characteristics of Strongly Weathered Soils in Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines

Maria Katrina B. Piamonte, Victor B. Asio and Suzette B. Lina

Climate Change Impacts on Livestock Production Systems: A Review

Angie R. Poliquit

Aerobic Rice Production System(ARPS): Improving Productivity and Profitability in Water-Scarce Areas of Bulacan

Dinah Marie C. Dayag, Junel B. Soriano, Josie A. Valdez and Gregory Moses Villacorta



About the Special Issue

Characteristics of Soils in the Marginal Uplands of Inopacan, Leyte

Victor B. Asio, Suzette B. Lina, Deejay S. Maranguit et al.

Growth Performance of Corn as Influenced by the Combined Application of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers in a Marginal Upland Soil

Suzette B. Lina, Deejay S. Maranguit, Victor B. Asio, Jessie R. Sabijon, Kier Lambert B. Demain and Ariel B. Bolledo

Indigenous Knowledge, Agricultural Practices and Adaptation in the Marginal Uplands: The Case of Brgy. Linao, Inopacan, Leyte

Jedess Miladel N. Salomon, Annabella B. Tulin and Janice Marie S. Monderondo

Agrobiodiversity of Home Gardens in Selected Marginal Upland Villages of Inopacan, Leyte, Philippines

Beatriz S. Belonias, Czarina S. Platino and Jessa T. Malanguis

Biomass and Carbon Stocks of Vegetation in the Marginal Uplands in Inopacan, Leyte, Eastern Visayas (Philippines)

Renezita S. Come, Marlito M. Bande, May Joy B. Alip, Rowela Porazo, Crystal Jade Lapeciros and Sheena Deborah B. Villacorta

Biomass Production, Carbon Stock, and Carbon Sequestration of Dipterocarps at Seedling Stage in Response to Light and Nutrient Availability

Marlito M. Bande, Renezita S. Come, Sheilyn E. Abad, Jimmy O. Pogosa, Fidelito M. Almeroda and Elmer M. Napoles

Evaluation of Organic-Based Fertilizers for Corn Production in the Marginal Uplands of Inopacan Leyte

Berta C. Ratilla, Sataki P.Toledo and Othello B. Capuno

Evaluation of Different Cropping Systems for Marginal Uplands in Inopacan, Leyte

Ed Allan L. Alcober, Melanie D. Ratilla, Othello B. Capuno and Jorge S. Valenzona

Evaluation of Appropriate Storage Technologies for Shelf-life Improvement of Cassava (Manihot esculenta Crantz) Roots for Marginal Upland Farmers

Marcelo A. Quevedo, Arsenio D. Ramos and Ness Marie L. Sta. Iglesia

Arthropods Associated with Corn Planted in the Marginal Uplands of Inopacan, Leyte

Maria Juliet C. Ceniza and Rosalyn B. Borines

Increasing Productivity of Malabar Spinach (Basella alba L. and Basella rubra L.) Grown In The Marginal Upland Area Of Inopacan, Leyte Through Different Mulching Materials

Zenaida C. Gonzaga, Hubert B. Dimabuyu, Richielda R. Sumalinog and Othello B. Capuno

Chemical Composition and In Situ Digestibility of Common Feed Resources for Ruminants in Marginal Uplands

Lolito C. Bestil, Angelo Francis F. Atole, and Jandells M. Rama

Field Trial on the Effects of Homemade Probiotics and Sweet Potato Silage Supplementation on Sows Productivity and Profitability in the Marginal Upland Area in Inopacan, Leyte

Julius V. Abela, Alberto A. Taveros and Bryan Rebuyas

Livestock production systems in the marginal upland and lowland areas of Inopacan Leyte, Eastern Visayas, Philippines

Warren D. Come and Philippine Dianne Zamora

Research Note: Nutrient Evaluation of Compost and Vermicast Produced Through On-site Production Technique

Feliciano G. Sinon and Mark D. Atanasio

Fabrication and Evaluation of a Solar Dryer Made From Twin-Wall Clear Polycarbonate Sheets

Daniel Leslie S. Tan and Benjamin L. Cinto, Jr.

Sweetpotato (SP-30) Flakes: Process Optimization and Moisture Adsorption Isotherm Studies

Julie D. Tan, Daniel Leslie S. Tan and Adrian C. Alumbro

Participatory Assessment of Resources and Needs of Upland Communities: A Case in Inopacan, Leyte, Philippines

Milagros C. Bales, Editha G. Cagasan, Ma. Aurora Teresita W. Tabada, Ma. Victoria Stephane G. Asio, Junette Dawn Baculfo, Loren Gemali Flandez, Arsenio D. Ramos and Warren D. Comet

Identifying Constraints and Opportunities for Improving the Health and Productivity Of Chickens Raised By Smallholder Farmers In The Marginal Upland Barangays Of Inopacan, Leyte, Philippines

Eugene B. Lañada and Dave D. Amihan

About the Phernet Program



Improving Mulberry (Morus alba L.) Leaf Yield and Quality to Increase Silkworm Productivity in Northern Luzon, Philippines

Mabel M. Caccam and Teodoro C. Mendoza

Effects of Soil Chemistry on the Physico-Chemical Characteristics of the Grains of Adlay (Coix lacryma-jobi Linn) Grown in Bukidnon, Philippines

Felvin E. Coludo and Gerardo C. Janairo

Aerobic Rice Production System(ARPS): Improving Productivity and Profitability in Water-Scarce Areas of Bulacan

Dinah Marie C. Dayag, June B. Soriano, Josie A. Valdez, and Gregory Moses Villacorta

Evaluation of Bioactive Traits of Eclipta alba (L.)Hassk. Root Exudates

Nabanita Chakraborty, Soma Rani Patra and Suparna Mandal Biswas

Zea mays (L.) Pollen as Nutriment to Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Larvae Under Laboratory Conditions

Kristine Mae Y. Bentoy, Stephanie L. Sayson, Dan Anthony U. Bataan and Frances E. Edillo

Effects of Meloidogyne incognita on the Yield and Quality of Sweet Potato in the Humid Lowlands of Papua New Guinea

Macquin K. Maino and Shamsul Akanda

Development and Promotion of the Reversible Airflow Flatbed Dryer in the Philippines

Caesar Joventino M. Tado, Dexter P. Ona, John Eric O. Abon, Eden C. Gagelonia, Nguyen Thanh Nghi, and Le Quang Vinh

Design, Fabrication, and Evaluation of a Village-Scale Yarning Machine

Feliciano G. Sinon

Biological Sinks for Carbon Dioxide – An Option for Agroforestry Systems in the Tropics

Friedhelm Goeltenboth and Paciencia P. Milan

Characteristics and Nutrient Status of Two Degraded Upland Soils in Samar, Philippines

Victor B. Asio, Kier Lambert B. Demain, Dernie T. Olguera and Leo Jude D. Villasica