PHilMech shares farming to livestock sector
(by Christine V. Ang  6/13/2019)

To promote the significance of farming, the Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) shared the modern postharvest and mechanization technologies through the 2nd Goat FIESTA and 2nd Meat Festival in Baler, Aurora last April 25 to 26.

Through the two-day program, PHilMech exhibited its existing and newly developed technologies and processing systems that goat raisers can use to resort to farming as an additional source of income.

“The FIESTA we have now is not the typical fiesta. Our event is for you to learn the goat technologies we have developed. This event is certain to open opportunities and should inspire you to strive more,” emphasized Aurora Governor Jerry Noveras in his keynote address.

With the theme, “Paglinang sa Kakayahan at Kaalaman Daan Tungo sa Maunlad na Kabuhayan”, the event convened goat raisers and meat processors to achieve a more productive, competitive, and sustainable goat production system in Central Luzon.

PHilMech showcased post production system for cacao, fuel briquettes making procedure and other commercially available technologies like cassava digger, multi-commodity solar tunnel dryer (MCSTD) and agricultural tramline system (ATS) that can be adopted in the area.

PHilMech also offered advisory and assistance to interested participants and information, education and communication (IEC) materials that they can use for references.

Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC) together with the Provincial Government of Aurora organized the two-day festival.

CLAARRDEC invited its member-agencies to highlight their developed technologies on goat production, techno forum/pitching, cook fest, goat show and exhibit of other technologies.

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