The Southern Tagalog Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium showcased different products and innovations in the Calabarzon and Mimaropa regions in the recently held annual event hosted by the City of Bacoor in Cavite.
Supported by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology.
Highlighted by the twin events STARBOOKS program and Coffee and Banana Fiesta, the yearly consortium activities was lauded by Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla as it benefitted numerous schools in the country by providing easy access to S&T information. One of such schools includes Bacoor National High School.
Meanwhile, the Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA), a technology promotional platform, featured coffee and banana at the Bacoor City Government Center in Cavite.
The event, led by the STAARRDEC showcased different products and innovations on the said commodities both regions.
It kicked off with a press conference where programs on different agricultural and aquatic products were discussed, not only in the conference, but also in the forums. These products and innovations were likewise featured in the exhibits.
The speakers stressed the importance of science and technology in promoting agricultural productivity and viable business undertakings. Some of the technologies tackled in the forums were organic farming, use of tissue cultured planting materials, and postharvest processing of farm produce.