Mango Congress Speakers

Sec. Proceso J. Alcala at the Mango Congress
held in Cebu City last year

Agriculture Sec. Proceso J. Alcala will keynote the opening of the 15th National Mango Congress on March 20, 2013 at the RMTU Gymnasium in Iba, Zambales.

Before Alcala’ speech, Jennifer Remoquillo, head of the High-Value Crops Development Program, will present the 2013 Priority Interventions for Mango.

In the afternoon, 1:15 to 2 pm, Dr. Celia dlR Medina will talk on Insect Resistance Management, including improving pesticide use, improving pesticide choice, and brief updates on the control of Cecid Fly and Capsid Bud.

Dr. Norlito R. Gicana of the Pesticide and Fertilizer Authority (FPA) will talk on MRL (minimum residue level) and Traceability thru Good Laboratory Practices.

DAY 2, March 21, 2013.
Efforts towards attaining organic mango production.

8:15-8:45 – Dr. Celia dlR Medina will talk Biological Control of Leafhoppers.

8:45 – 9:15 – Engr. Grecilda S. Zaballero, Biological Control of Anthracnose and Diplodia.

9:15 -9:40 – Salvador Salacup, Status of GAP and National Organic Act for Mango.

9:40 – 14:00 – Danilo Dannug, Nursery/Scion Grove Certification & Updates on Researches for Mango.

10:30 – 11:00 – Nathaniel Cervando from Pagasa, Climate Change.

11:00 – 11:30 – Joseph G. Macagga, Product Presentation.

Postharvest Technology & Processing Session

1:00 – 1:30 – Quantifying Postharvest Losses in the Mango Value Chain

!:30 – 1:45 – PMFI President Virginia de la Fuente, Presentation of PMFI Project Brief. “Developing of Appropriate Packaging, Handling and Transport System Along the Mango Value Chain in the Philippines.” PMFI Accomplishments.

1:45 – 2:15 – Dr. Jocelyn E. Eusebio, Updates on Postharvest Technology for Mango.

2:15 – 2:40 – Bernardita Montevirgen, Status of Mango Processing in Zambales.

2:40 – 3:10 – Antonio S. Rola, NMAT Accomplishments.

Marketing Session
March 21, 2013

3:30 – 4:00 – Noel Padre, Implication of Asean Economic Community by 2015 on Philippine Mango/Fruit Industry.

4:00 – 4:30 – Leandro Gazmin, Latest Packaging and Marketing Trends in Mango Observed in Other Countries.

March 22, 2013
Day 3

8:30 -9:15 – Dr. Calixto C. Protacio, Importance of Tree Pruning and Nutrition to Sustainable Mango Production.

9:15 -9:45 – Simeon Cuyson, Minimizing Risks to Chemical Exposure of Spraymen Through Development of Farm Implements.

9:45 – 10:15 – Jovy C. Bernabe, Proposed PCIC -PMFI Accident and Life Insurance Program for Mango Workets.

10:15 -10:30 – Virginia de la Fuente, Increasing Export Recovery Thru Improved Harvesting Tools.

10:30 – 11:00 – Zac B. Sarian, Sharing of Mango Production Tehnologies and Mango Cultural Practices Observed in Other Countries.

The 15th National Mango Congress is under the auspices of the Philippine Mango Industry Foundation, Inc. and is hosted by the Samahan ng mga Nagmamanga sa Zambales, Inc. headed by Evelyn A. Grace. PMIFI is headed by Virginia de la Fuente.

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