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PHilMech conducts e-training on corn, cassava

The Technology Management and Training Division of PHilMech conducted the Online Training Course on Mechanization and Postharvest Technologies for Corn and Cassava on September 29-30, 2020.

Thirty one technical staff from PLGUs/MLGUs and corn and cassava growers from the different provincial/municipal local government units of Cagayan (Alcala, Penablanca and Baggao), Isabela (San Guillermo, San Agustin, Echague, Cauayan and San Mariano), Nueva Vizcaya (Diadi), Quirino (Diffun), Pangasinan and Ifugao (Asipulo and Alfonso Lista) participated. Seventeen (54.83%) participants were male and fourteen (45.16%) were female participants.

The participants were briefed on the status of mechanization and postharvest of corn and cassava. Developed technologies for corn and cassava (i.e. PHilMech Pneumatic Corn Planter, PHilMech Corn Planter and PHilMech Corn Mill) were presented. Said technologies wll greatly help the industry particularly in easing and reducing hard labor, relieving labor shortages, improving productivity and timeliness of agricultural operations and efficient use of resources.

Technology generators and project implementers were among the Subject Matter Specialists (SMS) tapped . They include Mr. Donald V. Mateo, Engr. Andres M. Tuates, Jr., Dr. Michael A. Gragasin, Engr. Earl B. Labitad and Engr. Raymund Joseph P. Macaranas.

Aside from the lecture-discussion, open forum after each module was included where the participants raised their queries and clarifications. Pre/Post test and modular activities were given to the participants as part of the requirement for the completion of the two-day webinar.

Technology Forum followed after the training. Engr. Irish R. Arambulo and Dr. Emelie C. Ablaza presented the PHilMech Commercialized Technology and PHilMech Technology Transfer and Commercialization, respectively.
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