FIESTA on Biofertilizer and Biopesticide Utilization

November 20, 2019

SMAARRDEC participated in the Cluster FIESTA that highlighted the milestone in the utilization of biofertilizer and biopesticide in AANR sector. Five consortia of PCAARRD with research and relevant works in biofertilizer and biopesticide production and utilization participated in the event.  These include Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (CCAARRD), Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium  (SMAARRDEC), Central Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CVAARRDEC), Ilocos Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (ILAARDEC) and the lead proponent Northern Mindanao Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (NOMCAARRD). The event target audience were farmers, investors, industry partners, civil society organizations, students, extension workers, entrepreneurs, media people, policy makers, and researchers. The event included booth exhibits, technology forum, matching of technologies to potential adopters, and pitching of technologies ready for commercialization to industry partners. As an added attraction, film viewing, field tours, media coverage, technology demonstration, distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials, food tasting and art exhibits were also organized.