PhilRootcrops Engineers Shine in Nat'l Research Symposium

    Two wins are better than one:

    Two of PhilRootcrops engineers brought home their 1st-Runner Up finish in the recently concluded DA-BAR National Research Symposium held at the DA-BAR Complex, Diliman, Quezon City on October 3-5, 2005.

    Besting other researchers from all over the country, Engineers Daniel Leslie Tan,Thin Layer Drying of Cassava Grates and Alan B. Loreto Development of Village-Scale Sago Processing research entries won the judges nod and landed them 1st runners up in the Basic and Development Category, respectively.

    Each engineer received a Plaque of Recognition and a Php 15,000 cash prize apart from the honor they bring to the Center and LSU.

    Sponsored by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research, the Symposium aims to gather together agricultural researchers all over the country to provide a venue for exchange of research information that will contribute to the improvement of the Philippine agriculture industry. Also, the symposium serves as the venue to reward researchers who made relevant research to boost the agricultural productivity.

    About PhilRootcrops

    The Philippine Root Crop Research and Training Center (PhilRootcrops) is a government research, development and training institution for root and tuber crops: cassava, sweetpotato, taro, yam, yambean, arrowroot and other rootcrops.
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    Vision, Mission & Goal

    Vision
    Creating wealth, enhancing health, improving lives through roots and tubers
    Mission
    To provide the national leadership in formulating and implementing strategic root crop research and development programs that can reduce poverty and food insecurity
    Goal
    To generate and promote root crop innovations and information that can improve the lives of stakeholders along the root crop value chain.

    Contact Information

    DR. ERLINDA A. VASQUEZ
    Director
    PhilRootcrops, VSU,Visca, Baybay City, Leyte, Philippines 6521-A
    Tel No. | Fax No.: (+63)(053)563-7229
    Email: lindvasq@yahoo.com | philrootcrops@vsu.edu.ph
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