Sweetpotato technologies pitched during FIESTA
Technologies on sweetpotato (SP) processing and products were pitched during the SP Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management in Quezon City.
The activity was attended by farmers and investors from Central Luzon, Albay, Leyte, and Samar.
Among the presenters were Dr. Irene Adion of Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III; Ms. Ava Nicole Azotea of Bicol University (BU); Mr. Christopher O. Pacardo of BU; Dr. Dan Leslie Tan of Visayas State University (VSU); and Dr. Jose L. Bacusmo of VSU.
Celebrity chef Boy Logro showcases sweetpotato versatility during FIESTA
Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, and meats like sausage or pepperoni typically make up a pizza dish. For celebrity Chef Pablo “Boy” Logro, however, sweetpotato can be used even on an Italian dish, pizza.
This was showcased on the second day of the Sweetpotato Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) held on July 9-10, 2019 at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management, Quezon City.
Aside from sweetpotato pizza, Logro prepared duchess purple sweetpotato, which showcases the rootcrop’s versatility.
PCAARRD chief pushes to change camote perception to 'superfood'
Camote should be perceived as superfood and a source of income instead of being associated with poverty and being slow-brained or being left behind.
This was what Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, Acting Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) said during his keynote message during the Sweetpotato Farms and Industry Encounters through the S&T Agenda (FIESTA).
The FIESTA was held on July 9-10, 2019 at the Bureau of Water and Soils Management, Quezon City.
PCAARRD invests ₱4.9M to strengthen USEP’s Agricultural and Fisheries Machinery Testing Center
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) invested ₱4.9 million for the facilities improvement of the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) Tagum-Mabini Campus recently.
The investment is part of the Council’s initiative to support its partners in the region.