Ready-to-adopt technologies rolled out in DA-Central Luzon’s tech forum

Several DA-BAR-funded project outputs were showcased during the technology forum conducted by the DA-Central Luzon in collaboration with partner state colleges and universities on 14 June 2023 at DA-Central Luzon Integrated Agricultural Research Center (CLIARC), Paraiso, Tarlac.

“Our work [research] doesn’t end kapag naka-develop na tayo ng technologies. We have to disseminate the technologies,” DA-Central Luzon regional technical director Dr. Arthur D. Dayrit underscored in his welcome message.

Among the displayed research-generated products were mushroom crackers, tapa, bulgogi, and tocino. These products resulted from the Community-based Participatory Action Research conducted by Dr. Emily A. Soriano, DA-CLIARC for Upland Development chief.

Meanwhile, the tissue culture technology for sweetpotato and banana, and mass propagation technology for mushrooms were also exhibited in the event.

The forum convened 84 farmers and potential technology adopters, and 31 technology generators from the seven provinces of Central Luzon. During the event, technology generators catered to the queries of farmers and fellow researchers relevant to technology adoption and promotion.  

Dayrit highlighted the significance of the technology forum in bridging the gap between the technology generators and the next-in-line users, the farmers and fisherfolk.

Representing DA-BAR director Dr. Junel B. Soriano in the event was Knowledge Management and Information Systems Division head Salvacion M. Ritual.

Ang pagdiriwang na ito ay kumikilala rin sa ating mahuhusay na mga mananaliksik na nagbuhos ng kanilang dedikasyon para makalikha ng mga kapakipakinabang na mga teknolohiya para sa ating mga magsasaka,” Ritual said in her message. (### Angelo N. Padura)