A total of 19 agricultural technologies were showcased during the first technology transfer forum jointly initiated by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Agriculture (DA) in September.
The forum was organized by the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development’s (PCAARRD) Technology Transfer and Promotions Division and the DA’s Bureau of Agricultural Research on Sept. 30.
DOST Secretary Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña said 19 technologies were featured during the forum.
“Various technology generators pitched their mature technologies to potential investors and users,” he reported.
He said the following farm machineries were featured during the forum:
-Multipurpose (MP) Seeder (DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute)
-Rice Transplanter Attachment (DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center)
-Local Riding-type Transplanter (DA-PhilRice)
-Rice Combine Harvester (DA-PhilRice)
-Rice Harvester Attachment (DA-PhilRice)
-Adlay Milling Machine (DA-CVRC)
-Greenhouse Solar Dryer for food grade cassava (DA-PhilMech)
-PhilMech Compact Corn Mill (DA-PhilMech)
The DOST chief said 11 food-related technologies were also pitched during the forum.
-Chevon Valley canned products (ISU)
-Don Mariano Chevon Products in Retort Pouch (Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University)
-Goat products (CLSU)
-Tilapia ice cream (CLSU)
-Gracilaria Seaweed products (DMMMSU)
-By-products from cacao wastes (DA-PhilMech)
-Vacuum-fried jackfruit (Visayas State University)
-Various mungbean food products (DA-CVRC)
-Batuan various products (DA-Western Visayas)
-Nipa-based products (FREEDOM, Inc.)
-Queen pineapple Products (Labo Progressive Multipurpose Cooperative)
The forum was organized by the DOST and DA as part of their efforts to intensify the transfer and commercialization of generated technologies from various research for development (R4D) initiatives.
It served as a venue for the general public to learn more about DOST and DA-generated R&D breakthroughs geared towards agricultural productivity, business competitiveness, and income improvement of farmers and fisherfolk.