PCARRD Willing to Fund Techno Assessment

            Dr. Patricio S. Faylon, Executive Director of PCARRD, has informed Consortium Director Dr. Eddie S. See in a letter dated June 24 that PCARRD can provide budget for the assessment of one technology for this year at a maximum of thirty thousand pesos.

            The information from PCARRD was in response to the proposal submitted by BCARRD requesting for fund assistance to conduct technology assessment for priority technologies of the regional consortium. The technologies proposed for assessment as drafted by Mr. Angelo Candelaria and Prof. Grace B. Brizuela, the chairperson of the BCARRD TAP Team were as follows: Enhanced Asexual Propagation of Pili thru Approach Grafting (Inarching); Makapuno Embryo Culture; and Pili Depulping.

            Dr. Faylon appreciated the immediate action of organizing the Technology Assessment team of the consortium, and he expressed hope that with the TA team in place, the Consortium will be able to hasten the assessment and eventual commercialization of priority technologies.