The prevalence of stunting among children under five years old in the Philippines has greatly improved from 33.4% in 2015 to 30.3% in 2018. However, to meet the 2022 Philippine Plan of Action for Nutrition (PPAN) target of 21.4% reduction in stunting and the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal target of zero malnutrition, a 2.2 and 2.5 percentage point decrease, respectively, in stunting per year have to be achieved.

Prospective technology adoptors in Region 4A or CALABARZON are the latest batch of participants of the Virtual Technology Commercialization of Enhanced Nutribun Forum conducted by the Department of Science and Technology’s Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) on September 8, 2020.

MALAYBALAY CITY - JRED Food Processing, a coffee processor based in Malitbog, Bukidnon, was awarded a License to Operate (LTO) by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) early this 2020.

Famous for its Kape Roger or Señor Rogelio brand of coffee, the company is a longtime proponent of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) under the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program or SETUP aimed at assisting micro, small, and medium enterprises to level up.

A hardworking researcher from Southern Philippines bagged the top plum in the recently concluded 3-Minute Pitch to Policymakers Competition held on 14 August 2020, for her entry on diabetes management. 

Ms. Geraldine S. Ridad of the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology, representing Region 10, won the competition for her research study entitled, “Project DiabEHT: An Approach to Improve Self-care Management of Diabetes”. 

There is good news to makers of tropical fruit wines in the Philippines!

Quality yet affordable wine barrels for aging fruit raw materials may soon be available in the market, giving the local fruit wine industry the needed boost to improve product quality at less cost.