DOST-PCAARRD capacitates PH SUCs’ technology transfer officers on IP protection application
More technology transfer officers of the country’s state universities and colleges (SUCs) will soon be able to protect technologies in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector developed through research and development by their respective institutions.
This is being accomplished in the online Intellectual Property (IP) Master Class spearheaded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
To adapt to the new normal, the original face-to-face training module was converted into an online learning format. The online training aims to capacitate technology transfer officers on IP protection, prosecution, and management up to the simulation of the qualifying exams for patent agents and actual online IP applications. Development of the online module was done in partnership with the Association of PAQE Professionals, Inc. (APP).
DOST-PCAARRD launches R&D program against banana bract mosaic disease
A less-studied but major constraint on banana production called “banana bract mosaic disease (BBrMD)” will now be explored through a three-year program funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
The program, “Banana Bract Mosaic Disease in the Philippines: Geographic Distribution, Yield Loss Assessment, Virus Elimination, and Evaluation of Germplasm Collection,” will be implemented by experts and researchers from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB).
Region 1 products developed through R&D pitched to potential Ilocos region investors
Seven agriculture products developed through research and development were showcased to eight potential investors from food, agriculture, and machine industries in Ilocos region and Metro Manila in a virtual technology pitch day held recently.
Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU), through its Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IP-TBM) project in cooperation with the provincial government of Ilocos Norte, conducted the activity.
The products or technologies pitched were: biopesticide for tomato, sandcooked peanut, black garlic, ‘kamangeg’ flour, kamangeg cheesecake, pink noodles, and bioethanol distillers.
PH and AUS continue partnership through PAC member appointment
Australia and Philippines partner anew for agricultural research and development (R&D).
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) was recently appointed as a member of the Policy Advisory Council (PAC) of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR).
The ACIAR PAC plays a key role in the planning and implementation of ACIAR’s international agricultural research portfolio. It also provides advice to Australia’s Foreign Minister on problems in the agriculture sector of developing countries and on the appropriate policies and programs to address the problems.