November 14, 2019

Category: Food

IRRI Says ASEAN Members Endorsed Rice Network

Media Release: THE International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) has successfully secured the endorsement of ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the support of Plus Three dialogue partners for the launch of ASEAN Rice Net, a new regional network for sharing and evaluation of advanced IRRI-developed rice breeding lines. Underpinning the collaborative partnership is the Rice Genetic […]

DOST Technologies for Goat Offered for Commercialization

Media Release: A technology pitching on goat was conducted during the Halal Goat Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda FIESTA) at the University of Southeastern Philippines (USeP) in Davao City on October 16-17, 2019. Farmers and investors from Region I, II, III, XI, and XII attended the event. Among the presenters […]

Ayala Coop’s ‘Be Juan’ Program Addresses Kids’ Hunger

Media Release: As part of its initiatives to promote health and wellness, the Ayala Multi-Purpose Cooperative (Ayala Coop) is launching “Be Juan Para sa Kalusugan,” which seeks to provide nutritious fortified rice meals for hundreds of children in Pampanga and Bataan. The Ayala Coop, in partnership with Ayala Foundation, kicked off the project as a […]

GenieTech Promotes Digital-First Tech Approach for Restaurants

Media Release: THE digital era continues to disrupt every segment of the restaurant value chain — whether it be from in-store or customer-facing technology — and, the only way to thrive in this changing landscape is to adopt a digital-first tech approach, says leading solutions provider Genie Technologies (GenieTech), Inc. According to Jett Nava, client […]

Raising Halal Goats, What You Need to Know — DOST

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910; Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News DAVAO CITY (SDN) — EVERY year Muslims celebrate Islam’s only two major festivals, Eid’l Fitr and Eid’l Adha. The first marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan that involves fasting; the second is the culmination of the […]

DOST-PCAARRD Boosts Halal Goats’ R&D, Marketability as Healthier, Cheaper Alternative

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter: @edd1819, Instagram: @bluestar0910; Facebook: SDN — Science and Digital News DAVAO CITY (SDN) — The availability of halal goats from birth to plate has been the mission of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). PCAARRD Executive […]

UAE Envoy 1st Diplomat to Visit Marawi after Siege

By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current Affairs (SDN) — UNITED Arab Emirates Ambassador Hamad Saeed Al-Zaabi has earned the distinction of being the first foreign diplomat to visit Marawi City after the siege in May 2017. Al-Zaabi is the top envoy to the Philippines of His Highness Sheikh […]

Peace Foundation Pours Php54.7-M Projects for Mindanao in 2018

Media Release: The Peace and Equity Foundation (PEF) has approved Php54.7 million worth of 22 projects in Mindanao for 2018, a 353% increase from the previous year according to its recently released annual report. Of these, 20 projects will support cacao, coconut, and coffee production and marketing, as well as basic social services in Mindanao. […]

IRRI, Tao Corp. Push Elite Hybrid Rice Across PHL

​Media Release: Partnership seen to give local rice farmers better access to seeds of high-yielding and climate-resilient hybrid rice varieties that, in the long run, will help make rice production more sustainable and profitable for rice producers and more affordable for rice consumers. ==================================== IRRI HEADQUARTERS, Los Baños, Laguna – The International Rice Research Institute […]

CARAGA Fishermen’s ‘Coop’ Catches ‘Best SETUP Adoptor’ Crown at NSTW 2019

Updated, July 22, 2019, to add statements of DOST Secretary Fortunato T. de la Peña and DOST-CARAGA Regional Director Dominga “Inday” D. Mallonga, input the correct SETUP funding for MAFISCO from Php1.9 million (as earlier published) to Php1.732 million. By EDD K. USMAN, SDN, Twitter @edd1819, Instagram @bluestar0910, Facebook: SDN — Science, Digital & Current News […]