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DOST-Davao Region bares activities for 2017 NSTW      

By Rosemarie C. Señora, DOST-STII

The Department of Science and Technology - Region XI has lined up all its pre-event activities as a prelude to the regional celebration of the National Science and Technology Week on July 3-5, 2017 at the NCCC Mall of Davao.

From June 26 to July 1, DOST-Region XI will hold a Techno-Agri-Industrial Trade Fair to be hosted by the provincial local government unit and Department of Tranment agencies including the Provincial Science and Technology Center-Davao del Sur, locde and Industry - Davao del Sur. Participants will be various national goveral government units, non-government organizations, private companies, and enterprises .

Said activity will be held at the Coliseum Grounds in Capitol Compound, Brgy. Matti, Digos City, Davao del Sur concurrent to the 50th Celebration of Araw ng Davao del Sur. It aims to showcase and promote the best products and services in Davao del Sur; strengthen relationship between the provincial Government of Davao del Sur, LGUs, NGAs, NGOs, and MSMEs, among others; and introduce the province as a techno-agri-industrial hub and tourist destination for prospective investors and tourists.

Aside from the PSTC's active participation in this activity, PSTC Davao del Sur will also take part in awarding the outstanding constituents with notable contributions to Davao del Sur for the "Business Innovation of the Year" award on June 27, 2017.

Further, PSTC Davao del Sur will also conduct DavSur Science and Technology Day consisting of a science and technology (S&T) exhibit and plenary on June 27 at Tablizo Gym, Capitol Compound, Brgy. Matti, Digos City, Davao del Sur.

Through the S&T exhibit, the latest trends and advancements in modern and smarter agriculture will be presented alongside the developed technologies of various higher education institutes in Davao del Sur.

Moreover, three major topics will be presented in the plenary - "Technology for Real-Time Crop Monitoring & Forecasting System", "Climate Change Impact to Agriculture" and "Permaculture Promoting Farmers' Resilience to Climate Change."

Participants will include 250 farmers and municipal agriculturists/extension workers in Davao del Sur while speakers will be coming from UPLB-Project Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry in the Philippines and Bureau of Plant Industry XI.

Prior to the said activities, the PSTC - Davao Oriental has previously conducted a lecture series aimed at teaching DOST-assisted MSMEs the Basic Accounting and Management, specifically on bookkeeping, Financial Management, Pricing and Costing, Marketing, and Tax Compliance.

Likewise, PSTC - Compostela Valley conducted trainings on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Pineapple Vinegar Making at Maragusan, Compostela Valley.

The mentioned activities serve as promotion for the celebration of the 2017 National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) to be held on July 11-15, 2017 at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. This year's celebration carries the theme, "Science for the People".