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Agriculture is one of the sectors in the country that is being hounded by numerous challenges. This includes the lack of machines that fit our local agricultural settings.
In recent data, it shows that only 2.2% of agricultural lands have fully mechanized harvesting equipment in the country.
This is the reason why many Filipino farmers still settle for manual harvesting. It would take 16 to 25 days for our farmers to finish the harvest time for a one-hectare land. In most instances, it resulted in high production losses due to the inefficient harvesting process.
DOST chief wants local scientists, researchers, and engineers to develop the entrepreneurial mindset
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By Allan Mauro V. Marfal, DOST-STII
Secretary Renato U. Solidum Jr. of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) said in his pronouncement that refocusing some of the programs of the department to align with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s economic agenda would be their priority in the coming months.
These economic agendas pertain to food security, transport and logistics, health, renewable energy, education, disaster risk reduction and climate change, and job creation. And when the newly-appointed DOST Secretary discussed refocusing, it is more on presenting clear narratives of how several DOST programs, services, and research development (R&D) projects could provide a significant impact on these priority areas.
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On National Heroes Day, let us all together learn who are our modern-day heroes as fellow Filipinos speak about their love for the country and the need for more Filipino scientists to come home and serve the Philippines.
On Tuesday, August 30, 2022, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) - Balik Scientist Program (BSP) invites the public to join the 3rd Episode of the webinar series “BSP Talks.” The online event entitled, “Ikaw ang Hero Ko!” will air on August 30, 2022 at 11 in the morning via the BSP Facebook Live (https://tinyurl.com/BSPTalksEpisode3).
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As part of its long-term goal to nurture the emerging space technology industry in the Philippines, researchers from the Advanced Science and Technology Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-ASTI) successfully communicated with Diwata-2 through the latest addition to our space infrastructure, the Iloilo Ground Receiving Station (GRS).
The team of researchers led by DOST-ASTI Director Franz A. de Leon visited the Iloilo GRS from 27 July to 04 August 2022 to personally observe the operation of the facility. During the visit, the team conducted testing, validation, and initial operations of the ground receiving station. The team also met with Dumangas Mayor Braeden John Biron to discuss possible collaborations to better deliver the service.