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DA Calls Agri-Scientists and Researchers to Partner with Gov't

To help sustain the high yields of farmers, fisher folks and other agricultural stakeholders, Sec. Arthur Yap of Department of Agriculture (DA) called on Filipino researchers and scientists to maintain partnership with the government.

In line with DA’s mission of attaining food sufficiency and security for the country, Yap told participants on his speech during the 4th National Biotechnology Week that his agency will provide funding from its regular budget for researchers and studies conducted for the development of biotechnology.

Promulgation of Biotech Crops to Lessen Malnutrition

As UNs Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported that the number of hungry people around the world has increased by 40 million, agricultural biotechnology will help reduce hunger and malnutrition worldwide.

According to Dr. Rhodora Aldemita, Senior Program Officer of the International service for the Acquisition of Agri Biotech Applications (ISSA), stressed that biotechnology is a most viable alternative system to enhance yields of crops that have been genetically enhanced to provide consumers with adequate nutrients.

Science Program of the Philippines lands in US Magazine

Through coordination among government offices, science and engineering firms, the prestigious scientific publication Science Magazine has featured the Philippine’s establishment of strong science, research and development programs.

In its December issue, the story of Dennis Normile, entitled Philippines Plans Research Revival, it is also cited the activities of the Congressional Commission on Science and Technology and Engineering (COMSTE).

Fuel from Waste Plastic to End Metro Manila's Garbage Afflictions

With the new invention of Jayme Navarro, dubbed as Poly-Green Technology, it is said that this would be an end to Metro Manila's garbage woes.

The new system will not only rid the landfill of non-biodegradable plastics, but will also help in keeping transportation systems rolling and industries running as the final product would be made into diesel and gasoline.

Additional funds to Develop TBI in Leyte

DOST provincial director for Leyte, John Glenn Ocaña said that his office is proposing additional funds to finance the expansion of Technology Business Incubator (TBI) in the next two years.

The office is seeking a total of P14.8-M coming from different bodies. The P9-M will come from DOST central office, while the Leyte Provincial government and the DOST regional office in Eastern Visayas have committed to contribute P4.5-M and P1.3-M, correspondingly.

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