Typhoon-resistant farm structure up
An engineer-scientist from the Philippine Rice Research Institute has developed a typhoon-resistant structure to protect farm investments in the Philippines, a typhoon-prone country
Dr. Ricardo Orge, a PhilRice engineer-scientist, developed an innovation, called kwebo, to address the quandary.
Orge said kwebo is an easy-to-construct, typhoon-resistant structure, requiring minimal involvement of skilled workers.
He said kwebo is a farm structure that has the strength of a cave, with the simple design of a nipa hut. He thought about the innovation during his hometown visit in Leyte, six months after typhoon Yolanda in November 2013.