Abaca

Abacá ( ah-bə-KAH; Filipino: Abaka [ɐbɐˈka]), binomial name Musa textilis, is a species of banana native to the Philippines, grown as a commercial crop in the Philippines, Ecuador, and Costa Rica. The plant, also known as Manila hemp, has great economic importance, being harvested for its fiber, also called Manila hemp, extracted from the leaf-stems. Abacá is also the traditional source of lustrous fiber hand-loomed into various indigenous textiles in the Philippines like t'nalak, as well as colonial-era sheer luxury fabrics known as nipis. They are also the source of fibers for sinamay, a loosely woven stiff material used for …

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Philippines - EAST ASIA AND PACIFIC- P132317- Philippine Rural Development Project - …

World Bank Group · 1 October 2021 English

PRDP-IB-R008-LEY-005- DAG-001-2014-AF / Concreting of Brgy. Abaca - Pandan Farm-to-Market Road IBRD / 88160 Component


The Vitality and Resilience of Inherited Japanese Houses—100 years of Shimizu-gumi Houses …

Housing Research Foundation · 20 May 2021 English

These houses have prevailed over many challenges as a result of the imagination of architects, the passion and craftsmanship of builders, the care and efforts of residents, the attachments of …

plaster) with kuzufu (arrowroot cloth) and bashōfu (abaca cloth)”. 62 Originally, Ehrismann Residence consisted


221_SME_APEC Women-Led Start-Up Accelerator Initiative Report

APEC · 22 April 2021 English

The APEC Women-Led Start-Up Training Manual contributed to the efficiency of the workshops of this initiative in several ways: First of all, with a material for previews and reviews, participants …

for example slippers made from agri-wastes and abaca fiber. Questions & Feedbacks: Dr Huang asked Ms


Global and country-level data of the biodiversity footprints of 175 crops and …

PIK · 12 April 2021 English

The destruction of natural habitat for cropland and pasture represents a major threat to global biodiversity. Despite widespread societal concern about biodiversity loss associated with food production, consumer access to …

Length Values Crops 176 (175 crops and pasture) Abaca, Agave, …, Yautia, Pasture Countries 166 (165


‘One health’ approach critical to tackle health inequality and emerging diseases

UNEP · 6 April 2021 English

Aside from the myriad new challenges it introduced, the wide and rapid spread of COVID-19 also revealed long-standing global health inequalities. And while the pandemic may be the most widely …

inequality and emerging diseases Moritz Thibaud/ABACA via Reuters / 06 Apr 2021 Aside from the myriad


Bulletin Officiel N°106 de l'UEMOA, premier, deuxième trimestres, 2020.

UEMOA · 19 March 2021 French

kg 5 1 1001.11.00.00 -- De semence kg 5 1 1001.19.00.00 -- Autres kg 5 1 1001.91.00.00 -- De semence kg 5 1 1001.99.00.00 -- Autres kg 5 1 1002.10.00.00 …

5303.90.00.00 - Autres kg 5 1 5305.00.00.00 Coco, abaca (chanvre de Manille ou Musa textilis Nee), ramie


FAO Philippines Newsletter, December 2020 - Issue #2

FAO · 2021 English

This issue of the FAO Philippines Newsletter highlights the Country Office's significant activities and achievements for the period of July to December 2020. This issue contains stories on the following: …

climate change have made it more difficult to grow abaca, the main material used to make the fabric. It 2019 pandemic. The typhoons damaged rice, corn, abaca, and other high-value crops. They also destroyed


Citrus Fruit Fresh and Processed Statistical Bulletin 2020

FAO · 2021 English

This report is issued on an annual basis to Members and Observers of the Intergovernmental Group on Citrus Fruit.It is prepared by the Market and Policy Analysis of Raw Materials, …

Team include, citrus fruits; cotton; hard fibres (abaca, coir and sisal); jute; kenaf and allied fibres;


Indigenous youth as agents of change

FAO · 2021 English

The following publication "Indigenous youth as agents of change - Actions of Indigenous youth in local food systems during times of adversity" highlights six initiatives from Indigenous youth in regions …

crops like corn, banana, taro, yam, tomatoes and abaca. • Activities include: building entrepreneurial Some farmers whose main crops include rice, corn, abaca and banana also grow vegetables to supplement their temperatures made it more difficult to produce abaca, the fabric’s main raw material. The fibre becomes sufficient forest cover. Nonetheless, the bananas and abaca continue to thrive in the area and have developed successfully promoted the use of traditional varieties of abaca and banana crops at the local level, both of which


Homeworking in the Philippines : bad job? good job?

ILO · 2021 English

This report focuses on two categories of homeworkers in the Philippines: industrial homeworkers, who assemble or fabricate goods for factories, retailers or their agents under subcontracting arrangements; and online workers, …

craftsmanship and indigenous raw materials (e.g. abaca, buri, rattan, bamboo, coconut shells, sea shells) provinces of Aklan and Samar, sawali-making in Bataan, abaca crafts in Albay, and bamboo baskets in Pangasinan; variety of baskets, placemats and bags made of abaca and seagrass. Most of the production is done by the raw materials (e.g. bleaching, drying, dyeing abaca and seagrass) before weaving the products. Source:


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