28 June 2016
Lipa City, Batangas
Text and photos by Ar. Christian Benmar B. Pedrealba
Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) Director Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar leads the blessing and ribbon cutting ceremony of the newly constructed Technology Commercialization Facility and the Organic AgricultureResearch and Development Center located in the Southern Tagalog Integrated Agricultural Research Center – (STIARC) Lipa Agricultural Experiment Station (LAES), Lipa City, Batangas on 28 June 2016.
Present in the activities were Regional Executive Director (RED) Vilma M. Dimaculangan, STIARC Center Manager Digna P. Narvacan, LAES Center Chief Avelita M. Rosales, BAR-Institutional Development Division (IDD) head Digna L. Sandoval, and other STIARC personnel.
To strengthen the RDE capacity of Lipa Agricultural Experiment Station the Technology Commercialization facility will serve as a one stop shop building for major commodities produced in the station and the Organic Agriculture R&D Center will facilitate the generation, development, promotion and commercialization of viable organic farming technologies and products. These facilities will serve as office for the center’s personnel, venue for research activities, trainings and laboratory analysis.