Leading the ceremony were Department of Agriculture Undersecretaries Segfredo Serrano and Bernadette Romulo-Puyat, and Assistant Secretary Leandro Gazmin. Joining them are BAR Director Nicomedes Eleazar, BAR Asst. Director Teodoro Solsoloy, General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, and TCD Chief Anthony Obligado.
QUEZON CITY, Aug. 10 (PIA)--The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) under the Department of Agriculture holds the 13th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition in recognition of the importance of disseminating technologies generated from research and development and providing new perspectives on technology commercialization.
With the theme, “Bringing Products of R&D to the Filipino Farmers, Fisherfolk, and Agripreneurs through Technology Transfer and Commercialization,” the event is being held 8-10 August 2017 at DAR-BAR Grounds, Visayas Avenue, in Quezon City.
The event I being conducted annually and serves as a venue to showcase projects and initiatives funded through the national Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP), wherein generated technologies are properly disseminated and promoted to various stakeholders.
More than 50 exhibitors comprising of DA-Regional Field Offices, Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Regional Offices, state universities and colleges and other partner-institutions showcase Research & Development breakthroughs including innovative products, services, and commerciable technologies supported by the bureau under NTCP.
The event also aims to open opportunities for agripreneurs and entrepreneurs alike to capitalize on various R&D technologies for the farmers and fisherfolk to showcase their own produce as well as for the private sector to adopt these technologies on a commercial scale.
There are also technology presentations in the form of seminars, business matching for possible partnerships, and other venues for profitable agricultural enterprises.
The second day highlights Seminar Series & Technology Demonstrations including a wide array of topics such as soybean, cheese from goat’s milk, bee products, mushroom, rubber, and Hoya Technology generators, product developers and even walk-in participants will be provided with information on various available packaging materials for specific products.
A speaker from USAID Oceans and Fisheries Partnership Bangkok, Thailand was also invited to discuss on :Oceans and Fisheries Partnership: A Regional Initiative to Combat IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud Using Catch Documentation and Traceability Systems in Southeast Asia”.
Another part of the activity is the second-leg of the Soybean Cooking Contest to be participated in by students from SUCs highlighting their culinary competencies in promoting the uses of soybean through various food creations. This is designed to develop more original recipes from soybean that are nutritious, affordable and delicious.
The three-day event is expected to draw in visitors from various stakeholders including representatives from DA family, government agencies, research institutions, local government units, private sector, people’s organizations, as well as researchers and students from various SUCs. (DA/RJB/SDL/PIA-NCR)