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PHilMech joins Farmer’s Fiesta (5/6/2019) - To promote farm mechanization, PHilMech joined the first Farmer’s Fiesta in San Jose City last March 20-21. With the theme “Magsasaka, Ikaw ang Bida”, the event aimed to teach the farmers to develop their ways in rice production. “Hangga’t tayo ay magsasaka, tayo ay laging bida. Mabuhay ang pagsasaka!” said San Jose City Vice Mayor Glenda F. Macadangdang said during her opening remarks. Farmers learned about different rice and vegetable heat . . . Click to read more

26 DA, PLGU staff join training on Compact Corn Mill (4/24/2019) - Aiming to enhance the practical capability of technical staff, Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) conducted the Skills Training on the Operation, Maintenance and Performance Testing and Evaluation of PHilMech Cornmill last February 18-21. The Technology Management and Training Division (TMTD) of PHilMech led the activity held at Naga, Camarines Sur. It was intended for 26 technical staff from the Departmen . . . Click to read more

PHilMech licenses three firms to fabricate farm machines (12/6/2018) - The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) has licensed three local firms to manufacture the Multi-Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer (MCSTD), Manual Coffee Pulper and the Cassava Digger, which were all designed and developed by the agency. PHilMech Director Dr. Baldwin Jallorina said the licensing of the three companies to manufacture PHilMech-developed and designed farm machines is part of the agency’s program t . . . Click to read more

PHilMech joins Rice Fiesta (11/23/2018) - To promote rice mechanization, PHilMech showcased newly-developed machines for rice during the Rice Fiesta at PhilRice Nueva Ecija last November 12. PHilMech demonstrated the Impeller Rice Mill and the Grain Probe Moisture Meter at the FutureRice Farm. Moreover, Dr. Michael Gragasin discussed the developed pre- and postharvest technologies of PHilMech during the PalayTalakayan (TechForum). Sponsored by the Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic a . . . Click to read more

PHilMech co-hosts SAFE 2018; launches journal (10/29/2018) - PHilMech with the Pampanga State Agricultural University and Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSAU) hosted the 6th International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture, Food and Energy (SAFE 2018) at the I’M Hotel, Makati, Metro Manila on October 20, 2018. During the conference, PHilMech launched the Asian Journal of Postharvest and Mechanization. PHilMech Director IV Baldwin G. Jallorina led the launch by giving copies to count . . . Click to read more

Community-based coffee growers gears for quality coffee (10/23/2018) - “Quality is the name of the game now … we just need to pay attention to it because the stakes are much higher, especially with the activation of the ASEAN Free Trade.” This is what DA Undersecretary for High-Value Crops Evelyn G. Laviña stressed in her message read by DA-Cordillera Regional Executive Director Cameron Odsey during the fourth Coffee Expo held at the Hotel Supreme, La Trinidad, Benguet last October 8 to 10. Lavina further . . . Click to read more

PHilMech hosts Agrilink 2018 (9/25/2018) - The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) will showcase its latest technologies in the upcoming Agrilink 2018, an annual event anticipated by both farmers and those involved in agribusiness. PHilMech will be the primary exhibitor in Agrilink 2018, being the lead agency for Philippine agricultural modernization. Agrilink 2018 will be staged at the World Trade Center in Pasay City from October 4 to 6. “PHilM . . . Click to read more

PHilMech set to commercialize Fluidized Bed Dryer (9/25/2018) - The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) will start commercializing from the latter part of this year the Fluidized Bed Dryer it has developed, with the aim of providing a better grains drying system for rice farmers. PHilMech Executive Director Dr. Baldwin G. Jallorina said the Fluidized Bed Dryer developed by the agency had undergone testing and trials in the past two years and has proven its worth when it . . . Click to read more

PHilMech setting up regional technology centers (9/25/2018) - The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) will establish Regional Technology Management and Demonstration Centers (RTMDCs) that will help spearhead the agency’s efforts to commercialize its technologies and offer training to farmers who are completely or relatively new to agricultural mechanization and help form more agribusiness enterprises in the rural areas. PHilMech Executive Director Dr. Baldwin G. Jal . . . Click to read more

Farmer-Scientists, leaders step up rice production and mechanization (8/3/2018) - Thirty-one Magsasakang Syentista (Farmer-Scientists) graduated in a training course on the production of high-quality inbred rice seeds and farm mechanization at San Jose del Monte, Bulacan last July 20-31, 2018. Senator Cynthia A. Villar graced the ceremony and encouraged the graduates to step up. She said, “You (farmers) have to be competitive. You have to produce more per hectare courtesy of PhilRice and you have to mechanize to reduce yo . . . Click to read more

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