DOST-PCAARRD articulates R&D support for Mindanao
Dr. Edwin C.Villar, Deputy Executive Director for Research and Development of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) presents the different science and technology initiatives that the Council have funded and were developed by its partner agencies for the benefit of the country’s agriculture and aquatic sectors. Among these technologies are those on irradiated carrageenan, which can increase rice yield from 15-40% and coconut somatic embryogenesis technology (CSET), which can enhance the production of coconut planting materials from the conventional one plantlet per plumule to 1,000 plantlets.
NSAARRD 2016 Best Research Paper joins DATE
The technology developed from the study Varietal Integrity of Promising Rubber Clones through DNA Fingerprinting joins this year’s Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE) after having won the National Symposium on Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (NSAARRD) as best research paper recently.
Conducted by the University of Southern Mindanao (USM), a member of the Cotobato Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CAARRDEC), the DNA fingerprinting technology seeks to assure farmers that the planting materials they are using are genuine and can enhance crop productivity.
More importantly, the project is expected to ascertain the quality and integrity of planting materials produced and sold by clonal gardens and nurseries.
Davao City hosts DATE 2016
DAVAO CITY-- All roads led to the 18th Davao Agri Trade Expo (DATE), an annual flagship event and the largest and longest trade expo in Mindanao.
Geared towards the development of the agriculture industry in Davao Region, the three-day event was held on September 22-24 at SMX Convention Center, SM Lanang Premier.
DATE 2016 featured Mindanao’s golden crops and is packaged to cover the basic aspects of successful agriculture extending beyond production to cover financing, processing, marketing, and even exporting.
DOST-PCAARRD inks accord on environmental protection and technology transfer and commercialization
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), through its Technology Transfer and Promotion Division (TTPD), has partnered with private and public agencies in the areas of environmental protection and technology commercialization.
These partnerships have been formalized through memorandum of agreements during the 2016 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) held from July 25 to 29, 2016 at the DOST-PCAARRD complex.