Anchored on the cause for inclusive and holistic countryside development through Science, Technology and Innovation (STI), the Department of Science and Technology – Cordillera Administrative Region (DOST-CAR) conducted the third leg of the Science for the People (SFTP) caravan in CAR for the year on June 9 to 23, 2021.
The Ifugao Provincial S&T Center (PSTC), headed by PST Director Genna Jallorina, organized the series of promotional events and dialogues on existing programs, projects and activities (PPAs) designed to bring STI closer to the community and various sectors in the province of Ifugao.
Technology Trainings on Food Processing, Farm Outputs To help upgrade the local workforce’s skills in the processing of food products using equipment provided to respective projects with Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), the S&T team conducted different hands-on training for local producers.
In the remote village of Nalbu in Mayoyao, Ifugao, members of the Nalbu Women’s Organization gathered to master the methods in making soybean products on June 9, 2021 while those from the Pun-oh-ohaan Women’s Organization focused on turning ginger into candies and tea on June 10, 2021. Also, planters from the 4H Club in Ubao, Aguinaldo learned new ways on how to handle banana, rice, cassava and camote to produce various quality food products on June 11, 2021.
Meanwhile, staff from the Ifugao PSTC, together with the Department of Agriculture-CAR and Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PhilMech), conducted a
Techno-Fora on Mushroom, Goat and Cattle Production for local farmers and workers on June
23, 2021. Farm technologies, such as the DA-Region 2’s farm silage production, a support
program for goat and cattle production, were featured as well as institutional assistance in the
adoption of these technologies by the MSMEs and agripreneurs.