BAR AGRI TECHNOLOGY FORUM: August 7-9, 2015, SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City

A three-day Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition will be held at the 5th floor of SM Megamall, in Mandaluyong City, August 7-9, 2015.

This is the 11th of such event under the auspices of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) of the Department of Agriculture. The event will highlight the various research and development breakthroughs, especially those that are ripe for commercialization.

The BAR has been extending financial assistance to various research projects in agriculture and fisheries, and the beneficiaries will showcase and sell their products to the public.

There will be free seminars on various timely topics on agriculture and fisheries. Three books will also be launched, namely: “The Philippine Biofuels Industry,” “Mineral Profile of Forages and Its Influence on Goat Nutrition,” and “Pests and Diseases of Economically Important Crops in the Philippines.”

One of the beneficiaries, Dr. Estela “Ethel” Tano, will be launching at least three new products. The first is a coffee body scrub and massage cream which she calls Masalukot Black Gold. She swears this will roll off the dirt on the skin (libag) while being massaged. The second is a mango soap hair conditioner. This makes the skin super smooth and the hair super soft. The third new product is a pure organic cacao powder called “Masalukot Gold Dust.”This can be eaten as is, used in making cakes, champorado and choco bars. It comes in 500 grams per jar.

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