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PROJECT TITLE

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Hatchery Seedling Production for Marine Culture Species

PROJECT BENEFICIARY

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Zamboanga State College of Marine Science and Technology

PROJECT SITE

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Fort Pilar, Rio Hondo, Zamboanga City

CONTACT PERSON

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Milavel D. Nazarion, Ed. D.

POSITION

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President, ZSCMST

IMPLEMENTING AGENCY

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DOST – IX SETUP

PROJECT COST

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P 987,944.00
Amount Requested: P 550,000.00
Proponent’s Equity: P 437,944.00(other consortium member agencies)

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Biotechnology, from traditional and more so its modern application has been used by many countries as a tool for its food security and poverty alleviation programs without the threat of damaging the environment. Its benefits therefore, encouraged countries like the Philippines to support for modern biotechnology. And as a response, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) National Science and Technology (S&T) Plan (2002-2020) considers biotechnology as a priority area.

The full potential of its use however, has been hampered and met with opposing opinions based mostly on unsubstantiated fears. The conduct of field trials of Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) corn prior to the approval of the Philippine government to commercialize genetically modified corn, raised the concern of individuals and Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the name of human safety and environment. Other issues and concerns have been debated although raised primarily due to limited and bits of information that made abound to the media and public. These somehow, can make a negative impact on Research and Development (R&D) endeavors.

This forum therefore, provides adequate and reliable information on the benefits and risks of biotechnology. It will communicate issues, myths and facts, on biotechnology, and will present the opportunities in agricultural biotechnology in the Philippines.

TECHNOLOGY INTERVENTIONS : 

  • Manpower Development (conduct of Forum on Communicating Biotechnology)
  • Provision of assistance in the form of airfare of the forum speakers

PROJECT STATUS/OUTPUT/IMPACT :

  • Communicated the benefits, risks and opportunities of biotechnology
  • Issues and concerns regarding the perceived and genuine risks of biotechnology will be well discussed and communicated
  • Biotechnology risk management procedure will be identified
  • Future challenges, opportunities, and constraints on agricultural technology will be addressed.
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Department of Science and Technology
Regional Office No. IX
Pettit Barracks, Zamboanga City
Tel.: (062) 991-1024
Telefax: (062) 992-1114