The Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) as one of the foreign assisted projects under the Department of Agriculture (DA) with the People’s Republic of China (PROC) has been officially granted approval for institutionalization under the stewardship of Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed during its Culminating Program and Turnover Ceremony held at the PhilSCAT Multi-Purpose Hall on July 31, 2017.
The Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) through the years has been one of the working arms of the Department of Agriculture (DA) towards its goal on rice self-sufficiency which actively pushes hybrid rice seeds in Eastern Visayas along with the other government and private rice seed companies during the 5th National Rice Technology Forum held in Basey, Samar on September 20 to 22, 2017.
Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology took part in the 5th Makina Expo –a Department of Agriculture’s (DA’s) flagship program in the promotion of farm mechanization in the Philippines, held at International Convention Center, Iloilo City last September 7-9 2017.
With the theme, “Science for People”, the Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) participated in the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) regional science technology week (RSTW) cum regional invention contest and exhibits held at Central Luzon State University (CLSU) Gymnasium on July 25-27, 2017.
Out of the 58 graduates of the Training on Repair and Maintenance of Small Engines, 56 had successfully passed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) competency assessment and now NC II holders for Motorcycle/Small Engine Servicing (M/SES). The said training were the last two out of the five batches of training in partnership…
Fulfilling PhilSCAT’s technology promotion component, the center showcased the biogas technology during the conduct of the Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium’s (CLAARRDEC’s) first ever Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda or FIESTA in a 4-day event held at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU) on September 26 to 29, 2017.
Resounding, the theme “Sigla sa Agrikultura, Yaman ng Magsasaka”, the Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology (PhilSCAT) took part in the 1st Agri-Aqua trade fair of Guimba held at Umali Gym, Municipal Town Hall on March 6, 2017.
In a continuing effort to further improve the implementation of the Department of Agriculture’s locally and foreign funded projects, the Special Projects Coordination and Management Assistance Division (SPCMAD) held its Year-End Assessment and Review on February 7 to 10, 2017 at the JC Leisure and Business Place in Kidapawan City, North Cotabato.
Now that PhilSCAT’s 5-year project implementation is about to conclude, the working contract of all the Chinese experts will soon end as well. This may mean goodbye to some, but as long as the Philippine and China cooperation stand strong to its commitment to uplift the Philippine agriculture, it will always mean ‘until we meet again’.
In partnership with the Philippine Center for Postharvest and Development (PhilMech), the Philippine-Sino Center for Agricultural Technology successfully produced 30 certified ‘barrio’ mechanics in the recently conducted training on Repair and Maintenance of Small Farm Engines held at PhilSCAT Workshop I on March 20-25, 2017.
Aimed to extend the technical know-how on using the mechanical rice transplanter to the farmer-participants and enhance their technical capability on seedling preparation using the double-mulching technique (DMT), a total of 25 farmers from Pulilan, Bulacan successfully undergone a training on the operation of the rice mechanical transplanter using DMT on January 3, 2017.
A total of 78 farmers have undergone 2 batches of capability training on the basic operation and maintenance of Selected Farm Machineries for Region 3 farmer-cooperatives on the Mechanical Rice Transplanter and Double-Mulching Technique on March 8-9 and March 16-17 respectively.