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State university TUP-Visayas showcases local tech in convention, need for food security highlighted

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TALISAY CITY, Negros Occidental, Philippines – Technology for agriculture takes center stage here as the Technological University of the Philippines – Visayas (TUP-V) led by campus director, Dr. Eric Malo-oy, opens today, 3 March 2023, its Technology Convention this year with a focus on sustainable and progressive technological innovations in agriculture.

Photo by Banjo Hinolan.
Photo by Banjo Hinolan.

Leaders from the academe, business and farmers organizations attended the launch today durung the launch keynoted by businessman Ramon Uy Sr. who pointed out in his speech the lack of or wrong use of technology.

Uy, who owns a foundry firm, also showcased the first locally-made tractor being sold under the UR Tractor brand.

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Third District Representative Francisco Benitez, who sent a video message, underscored the need for technology in agriculture as he pledged his office’s support to advancing technology.

Photo by Banjo Hinolan.
Photo by Banjo Hinolan.

Dina Gensola, who represented Capitol’s Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said the thrust of the administration of Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson under its AGRI-Abanse is to achieve food security that involves improving production that requires advancing technology.

She added, however, that farmers must be involved in the entire value chain production and in helping develop the aesthetics in farms so these can be promoted as part of farm tourism.

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Julius D. Mariveles
Julius D. Mariveles
An amateur cook who has a mean version of humba, the author has recently tried to make mole negra, the Mexican sauce he learned by watching shows of master chef Rick Bayless. A journalist since 19, he has worked in the newsrooms of radio, local papers, and Manila-based news organizations. A stroke survivor, he now serves as executive editor of DNX.
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