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Coconut farmers

The Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) is committed to provide Science and Technology (S&T) interventions to coconut farmers and processors to help boost the coconut industry in Davao Region.

During a meeting with the farmers on April 28, 2021, DOST XI Regional Director Dr. Anthony C. Sales, CESO III said DOST will be assisting them by providing appropriate technologies to level up their processed products for their livelihood and economic activities.

Halal Training for the Food Industry

The Department of Science and Technology Regional Office XI (DOST XI) held a two-day virtual Training on Halal for the Food Industry on April 20-21, 2021.

A total of 119 participants, mostly micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) from the different areas in Davao Region, participated in the said event.

ReSET

In a bid to further promote science and technology in the field of renewable energy development in Mindanao, the Department of Science and Technology Region XI in partnership with Yamog Renewable Energy Development Group, Inc. will launch the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Technologies (ReSET) Center in Davao City this May 28, 2021.

The ReSET Center is a public-private research partnership on small-scale renewable energy systems for sustainable rural development. This will serve as a physical hub for technical support, training and research. It seeks to provide a venue wherein basic and advanced technical knowledge on design and fabrication, installation, replication, operation, maintenance, repair and system trouble shooting are done and shared.

There is one out of four children in Mindanao found to be underweight. This was based on thenutrition survey results presented during the recently concluded Online Technology Forum for Bangsamoro Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) by the Department of Science and Technology – Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI).

The first 1,000 days of a child’s life, which begins in pregnancy, is critical because the damage is irreversible if the child does not get proper nutrition during this period, according to Lea B. Landicho, a science research analyst at DOST-FNRI.

Food Safety Webinar Series

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Regions IX, X, XI, Caraga, and Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM), in partnership with the 3M Philippines - Food Safety Department will be hosting a four-part webinar series on Food Safety from April-June this year.