How are we going to celebrate Christmas this year amidst this pandemic?
Like 2020, this past 2021 was another tough year. No one had it easy, and this difficult situation was made even harder as we were unable to physically be with our loved ones. This, then, would probably be the right time to encourage each other to celebrate the Christmas season in all its simplicity. The usual Christmas traditions that we have been accustomed to, like Simbang Gabi or caroling, are not possible this year. But despite such sadness, our celebration of Christmas should not be dampened by COVID-19. Let us be more hopeful and spread peace, joy, and love this season through the use of technology.
This year has been difficult for all of us, but we cling to hope amidst the fear and confusion that this pandemic has brought. God is with us — He has always been and will always be. No one can stop us to celebrate Jesus. Let our lives reflect Jesus’ presence and our homes radiate God’s peace. With abundance of faith, hope, and love, we will all get through this crisis together.
From our PPI family to yours, we wish you a very happy holiday and a Merry Christmas. Stay safe, always.
Greenfields Magazine is the longest-running agricultural and agribusiness publication in the Philippines, having received various recognitions, such as Best Agricultural Magazine in Agricultural Journalism. For its 5th Generation and 49th anniversary, Greenfields Magazine revamped its website and presence on social media while giving the magazine a completely new and fresh look. They also revitalized their strategy of reaching out to farmers. They refocused on collaborations with government agencies such as the Department of Agriculture and its attached agencies. This made the dissemination of information and agricultural know-how possible to better reach their new target market: the youth. Harvesting the next generation of farmers since 1972.
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Planters Products, Inc. was established in 1963 as one of the leading Agricultural Chemical Companies in the Philippines.
In 1970, it was purchased by the Sugar Producers Cooperative Marketing Association, the country's largest cooperative of sugar planters, and renamed Planters Products, Incorporated (PPI).
Its primary focus is the manufacturing, production, trading, and marketing of agrochemical products.
At present, PPI has twelve (12) brands of crop protection chemicals consisting of insecticides, herbicides, fungicides, and molluscicides. PPI's agricultural products are sold throughout the Philippines through a mega network of more than 1000 distributors, dealers, outlets, and special accounts nationwide.
Oftentimes, one of the mistakes that people make is not to assume that we all know what others really need. According to Rafael “Raf” Dionisio, our leaders, including us, need to develop this kind of understanding.
Also, context is always important, more so when it comes to poverty of the environment and people.
So, Raf believes we need an advocacy that can move our hearts for individual transformation and change of behavior, to benefit both humanity and our planet.
Limamput Siyam na taon na naglilingkod ang Planters Products, Inc. sa kapakanan ng ating mga magsasaka. Limamput Siyam na taong patuloy na hinahamon ng panahon sa pagsubok at tagumpay. Sa Limamput Siyam na taong ito ay nakita natin ang pabago bagong yugto sa kasaysayan ng kumpanya ng magsasakang Pilipino. Limamput Siyam na taong pinipilit mapagtagumpayan ang adhikaing tuluyang operasyon at malayang pamamalakad na walang iniisip na panlabas na mamamagitan sa proyektong magpapaunlad hindi lamang sa pansariling ikabubuhay bagkus ang mataas na produksyon at kita ng mga magsasaka.
Sa pamumuno ni Manong Willie Dar ng Kagawaran ng pagsasaka ay nabuksan ang kamalayan hindi lamang ng mga magsasaka at mangingisda ngunit pati na rin po ang ating kumpanya sa pagsulong ng makabagong pananaw na siyang mag-aakay tungo sa Philippine Agriculture 4.0. “Isang Pilipinas na may matibay na seguridad sa pagkain at mga magsasaka at mangingisdang may maunlad at masaganang buhay. Dahil dito ay nabuo ang 4 na stratehiya upang mapalaganap at mapasimulan ang dapat pagtuunan ng pansin;
1. Consolidation na kung saan ay pinangungunahan ng Bayanihan Agri Cluster at PAFES
2. Modernization (Technology and Innovation)
3. Industrialization (ABC)
4. Professionalization (paghikayat sa kabataan)
Sa makabagong pananaw ng Kagawaran ay kasama ang kumpanya ng magsasakang Pilipino sa Daang Pasulong upang makamit natin ang mithiing maiangat ang Ani at Kita ng Magsasaka tungo sa seguridad sa pagkain ng bawat Pilipino.
Halikayo at sumama sa transpormasyon at inobasyon ng Planters Products. Bagong pananaw tungo sa katuparan ng pangarap.