img_5763_400The consortium actively participated in the SIPAG FIESTA of PCAARRD held at their headquarters in Los Baños, Laguna last March 2-4, 2016. The 3-day activity aimed to showcase DOST- and PCAARRD-supported technologies and products from the different regions coordinated by the PCAARRD’s R&D Consortia.

img_5818_400The exhibits also participated by various consortia, the Los Baños Science Community, and other stakeholders. Special guests of the event were DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo, DOST Undersecretary Amelia P. Guevarra, Senator Cynthia Villar, Dr. William Dar, and PCAARRD’s former Executive Director Dr. Patricio S. Faylon. The said event was also visited by various students, teachers, SUCs, LGUs, other stakeholders, and walk-in clients.

Other activities conducted during the said event are Techno-For a wherein series of seminars on selected technologies in the aquatic, livestock, crops, forestry, and natural resources sectors; launching of the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center – a “One-Stop-Shop and Convergence Hub” and SIPAG ni Juan Exhibit; and showcasing the BPI Demo Farm wherein it features a demonstration on Organic Farming and a guided tour of the Organic Farm.

img_5788_400img_5746_400img_5786_400The consortium was assigned to showcase various by-products in bamboo, seaweeds, and goat for the Regional Consortia Exhibits and S&T Bazaar. During the closing program, the consortium received a certificate of appreciation for participating in the said event awarded by PCAARRD’s Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora together with Deputy Executive Director Dr. Edwin Villar.