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5th Makina Expo drumbeats mechanized farming (10/5/2017) - “Makinadong pagsasaka” or mechanized farming highlighted the Makina Expo held in Iloilo City last September 7 to 9. The Department of Agriculture led the drumbeating event with more than 2600 farmers from different regions to enhance their awareness on modern agricultural machinery and on new technologies in farming. Sweden Ambassador to the Philippines Harald Fries, Senator Cynthia A. Villar and DA Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol graced and op . . . Click to read more

CLAARRDEC fiesta showcases local agri-aqua products (10/5/2017) - The Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC) conducted its first Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda or FIESTA on September 26-29, 2017 at the CLSU Multi-Purpose Gym, showcasing the region’s agri-aqua products. This group of 30-member-institutions has converged all the technology generators, researchers and scientists in the region to this one occasion to . . . Click to read more

Senator Villar inspires national cacao congress (8/16/2017) - Senate Committee on Agriculture and Food, Senator Cynthia A. Villar inspired the 800 participants of the national cacao congress held on August 8-9, 2017 at the Grand Convention Center, Cebu City. In her keynote speech she vowed to push the legislation of Senate Bill 320 otherwise known as Cacao Industry Development Act to harness the potential of cacao farming and production. She noted that this is an exciting times for cacao industry in the . . . Click to read more

PHilMech conducts MCSTD learning session for WMEs (7/5/2017) - Women Micro Entrepreneurs (WMEs) now have wider knowledge on the use of Multi-Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer (MCSTD) as part of their processing business, said Dr. Helen Martinez, project leader. She also said that this learning session thru field exposure/visit with hands-on demo on processing of agri-fishery commodities is regularly conducted to encourage MCSTD adopters in getting the full benefit of technology by maximizing its utilization. . . . Click to read more

38th In-house RD&E Review held (6/1/2017) - Annually, PHilMech conducts an Agency In-House Research, Development and Extension Review. This activity evaluates the agency projects as to their achievement of objectives, application of the proper methodology and determination of issues which should be addressed in order to improve the delivery of results. The Evaluation and Management Services Section (EMSS) of the Planning, Management and Information Technology Division (PMITD) organize . . . Click to read more

PHilMech empowers agriculture sector through techno-talakayan, demo (6/1/2017) - During the 39th anniversary celebration of PHilMech, a Techno-Talakayan and field demonstration of modern rice production technologies were conducted. This activity is an offshoot of the collaborative activities of PHilMech with the Republic of South Korea through Korea Agricultural Machinery Industry Cooperative (KAMICO). The Techno-Talakayan and technology demonstration highlighted the presentation and discussion of mechanization and postharve . . . Click to read more

Celebrating 39 years of public service (5/22/2017) - On May 24, 2017, PHilMech will commemorate its 39 years of existence in the agriculture industry. With the theme, “Aangat ang Pagsasaka sa Paggamit ng Tamang Makinarya”, PHilMech will celebrate a simple industry day with its partners and clienteles participating. The event will be held at the PHilMech headquarters in the Science City of Munoz , Nueva Ecija. The Industry Day is fully packed with activities. Teknotalakayan / . . . Click to read more

PHilMech harvests more awards (5/22/2017) - It is harvest time. The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) reaped more awards recently. Scientist, engineers, and Information Technology (IT) expert-- all employees of PHilMech garnered the awards and recognition from different award giving bodies. Dr. Dionisio G. Alvindia, Scientist III and now PHilMech Executive Director received the 2017 Pest Management A . . . Click to read more

PHilMech, partners raise an army of farm mechanics (5/5/2017) - Thirty trainees have recently finished a hands-on intensive training course on the operation, maintenance and troubleshooting of small farm engines and motorcycles on March 20-25, 2017 at the Phil-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT), Muñoz Science City, Nueva Ecija. These trainees are mostly agricultural engineers of the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech), Muñoz Science City, Nueva Ecija w . . . Click to read more

PHILAAST, DOST Sec visit PHilMech (2/2/2017) - The Philippine Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology (PHILAAST) headed by Dr. Jaime C. Montoya, together with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Fortunato T. Dela Peña and other DOST staff visited PHilMech last January 24, 2017. This visit is part of the outreach program of the PHILAAST. This non-stock, non-profit scholarly organization aims to promote and broaden the base of scientific advancement in . . . Click to read more

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