DA-BAR, Cavite State University Discussion Meeting

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research and Cavite State University (CvSU) discussed a proposed collaboration on a technology that enhances the quality of chocolates during the latter’s courtesy visit on 8 February 2023 at DA-BAR Office of the Director, Quezon City.

Through an equipment called Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS), CvSU intends to share the technology to cacao farmers in poor municipalities to help them increase their profitability.

DA-BAR OIC-director Joell H. Lales shared to CvSU staff the new approach of the bureau which is project scoping in 4th and 5th class municipalities by directly interacting with the farmers, asking them what they need and collaborating with the regional offices and other stakeholders in creating a program that will address these needs.

The meeting was attended by CvSU monitoring and evaluation staff Adelma Rivera, faculty researchers Agnes Alimboyoguen and Bernadette Morelos; DA-BAR technical staff Gian Carlo Espiritu and Kenny Bryalle Mendez.