Enhancing the propagation of quality planting materials through Cset
Dr. Cristeta A. Cueto, Center Manager (Officer-in-Charge) of the Albay Research Center Philippine Coconut Authority Banao, Guinobatan, Albay, discusses the Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis (Cset) technology in a forum held at the Philippine Trade and Training Center in Pasay City on the occasion of the 2017 National Science and Technology Week.
The forum is part of the showcasing of the latest and most innovative products, know-how, and services, developed and funded by the Department of Science and Technology and its agencies.
DOST Secretary calls for better technologies and transfer activities during NSTW opening rites
Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña inspired the generation of more productive technologies and dynamic technology transfer activities during the opening ceremonies of the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) at the World Trade Center in Pasay City.
Adopting the theme “Science for the People,” this year’s NSTW is being held from July 11 to 15 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City for the various exhibits and at the Philippine Trade and Training Center for eleven research and development fora.
Science top exec talks on agri-aqua R&D for food security
“The Philippine population, which now stands at a little over 100 million, tests government’s propensity to achieve food security for a nation, which ranks as the 12th most populous in the world.”
Responding to this concern in a keynote message, Secretary Fortunato P. dela Peña of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), persuaded the National Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Network (NAARRDN) to muster its best effort in ensuring the most productive research and development activities towards attaining food security.
Program to boost interest for agri-aqua courses among high school students
A partnership between the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and the academe is expected to boost interest for agri-aqua related courses among high school students.
Tackled in a forum during the 6th PCAARRD Anniversary Celebration, the program, “Students Teachers Agri-Aqua Ambassadors for Innovation and Livelihood (STAIL),” aims to address the decreasing number of students enrolled in agri-aqua related courses.