KAROT OR ASIATIC BITTER YAM (Dioscorea hispida dennst) AS A RAT KILLER
Health is wealth. Food plays very vital role in maintaining proper health. If we don’t have it, we will surely die. In our country, Philippines, we cannot finish a meal without having the food called rice. Not only in Philippines but rice is also a global staple food. The country is the 8th largest rice producer in the world, accounting for 2.8% of global rice production. Rice is an excellent food to help keep our body healthy. How can we eat rice? We get it from our farmers. Farmers also reap corn not only palay. Corn is the second most plentiful cereal grown for human consumption, and many cultures around the world have lived on this grain. In the Philippines Corn is the second most important crop. About 14 million Filipinos prefer white corn as their main staple and yellow corn accounts for about 50% of livestock mixed feeds. Some 600,000 farm households depend on corn as a major source of livelihood. To sum up farming is very important because it is the main source of livelihood to many people. It also plays a major role in national income and it has been known to be a major source of raw materials. Farming also facilitates transport and contributes to foreign exchange resources. But there are many problems arise that make our farmers difficult to harvest palay. One of the problems that arise is pest’s infestation. This results to a low harvest. However there many rat killer that are being sold to the market but many of our farmers cannot afford to buy because it is too expensive and it is not good for the soil. To address the problem of the farmers in maintaining food supplies, I came up with the idea of having a rat killer that is cheaper or affordable and eco-friendly which uses materials that are present to our backyards or if not, materials that can be bought in the market that are in low-price. Statement of the...
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