Project activities on Soybean R&D program kick off
In a bid to strengthen the country’s soybean industry, the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development funded the implementation of the Soybean Research and Development (R&D) Program.
The program consists of four projects: Analysis of Supply Chain and Competitiveness, Productivity and Technical Efficiency of Soybean as Food (Project 1); Soybean for Higher Income and Enhanced Soil Health under Different Cropping Systems (Project 2); Enhancing the Sustainability of Informal Soybean Seed Sector (Project 3); and Soybean Variety Development for Large Seed Size, Higher Yields and Enhanced Functional Properties (Project 4).
S&T innovations in rice to maximize productivity and farmers’ income
A science and technology model farm (STMF) in Victoria, Tarlac exhibited innovations in rice production that can be adopted by farmers.
The Masalasa Marketing Cooperative’s STMF was a product of the project, “STMF on Integrated Rice and Rice-Based Package of Technologies (POT).” It was funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Carrageenan technology in rice showcased in Farmers’ Field Day
TANAY, Rizal – A farmers’ field day held recently in Cayumbay, Tanay, Rizal showcased the benefits of the carrageenan plant growth promoter (PGP) on rice.
The activity was part of the project titled, “Field Verification Testing of Carrageenan Plant Growth Promoter (PGP) for Enhanced Growth and Induced Pest and Disease Resistance in Rice.”
The Carrageenan PGP for Rice Farmers’ Field Day is one of the collaborative technology projects of the Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD).
Indigenous vegetables in the Philippines being studied in a UPLB-led project
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna – Indigenous vegetables in the Philippines are being documented in a project being implemented by the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB). The project is funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Prof. Nestor C. Altoveros of the Institute of Crop Science, College of Agriculture and Food Science (ICropS-CAFS), UPLB and his team documented various indigenous vegetables in the different parts of the country to discover how Filipinos utilize them as food.