Tuesday, February 16, 2016

8 Disruptive Technologies in SIPAG-FIESTA of DOST-PCAARRD

The DOST-PCAARRD SIPAG FIESTA  will be held on March 2 – 4, 2016. This will feature the results of Research and Development between the Year 2010 to 2016 by the DOST.

SIPAG-FIESTA will include exhibits, techno forum, techno demo and activities that will showcase the best of R & D by the PCAARRD.

The DOST-PCAAARRD has indentified the 8 technologies that had the most impact during the above-mentioned period. These are:

1.    Lakatan varieties resistant to Banana Bunch Top Virus (BBTV) – UPLB developed Lakatan using irradiation that mede itresistant to BBTV
2.     Cavendish resistant to Fusarium Wilt. -
3.    Shrimp Biofloc Technology – Implemented by the UP Visayas, uses a microbial mat that decreases shrimps’ dependence on proteins from feeds.
4.    SARAI – Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate the Agricultural Industry – Helps farmers and decision makers  come up with science based judgments in certain situations.
5.    Swine Genomics – Use of gene marker technology will increase production and efficiency
6.    Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis – Tool for massive and faster propagation of the coconut that is resistant to disease and pests.
7.    Rice Mechanization – a Php65 million project that will reduce harvesting and threshing losses from 4.2% to 1.8% by the year 2020.
8.    Asexual Reproduction of Corals for Transplantation – Involves collection of dislodged coral fragments and attaching the to Coral Nursery Units (CNUs)

One of the highlights of the SIPAG FIESTA is the maiden opening of the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center (DPITC). As a technology diffusion platform, among other functions, the DPITC will house a modern exhibition hub, a digital library, a conference facility, and a business hub.

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