THE Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) has joined forces with the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) agencies in celebrating this year’s National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) for a five-day showcase of agricultural products and technologies.

Bannered by the NSTW theme “Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness,” PCAARRD will showcase the results of science-based know-how and tools enabling the agriculture sector to raise productivity and quality to world-class standards.

In particular, PCAARRD will exhibit four pavilions featuring science and technology innovations for aquatic resources, forest and environmental resources, crops, and livestock.

Aside from the four pavilions, a booth will showcase eight agricultural commodities and their technologies. These commodities are banana, mango, coconut, rice, mud crab, goat, mussel, and shrimp. Other activities during the week-long celebration are fora featuring PCAARRD technologies, poster-painting and essay-writing contests.

The PCAARRD exhibit for NSTW is anchored on DOST’s Outcome 1, which is agricultural productivity. The rest of the eight outcomes are enterprises, industry competitiveness, information technology-business process management, good governance, quality healthcare, education, and disaster preparedness.

The NSTW will run from July 24 to 28 at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City. (S&T Media Service, DOST-STII)