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DOST signs MOA with Terra Verde Eco-farm

Aug 25, 2021
DOST signs MOA with Terra Verde Eco-farm

Philippines

The Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Textile Research Institute (DOST-PTRI) has signed a MoU with TVEI on bamboo extraction for textile application.

DOST-PTRI and TVEI want to come into a partnership related to the production of bamboo textiles using the agency’s bamboo fibre extraction technology. According to Fortunato “Boy” T. de la Peña, Secretary, DOST, through this partnership, the institute wants to explore the Institute’s bamboo fibre extraction technology which is going to benefit the community of farmers in Maragondon, Cavite because the integrated eco-farm is located here. He also said that to produce bamboo textiles, the processing of bamboo fibres will be used.

This whole project has been funded under DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (PCAARRD)-Grants-In-Aid (GIA) program. This program is entitled “Field Verification of Bamboo Textile Material Production and Treatment Technology.

De la Peña also commented that since the MoU has been signed, a bamboo fibre extraction facility is going to be established in the TVEI premises to help in the extraction of fibre from Kawayang Tinik poles.

As per the chief of DOST, the focus of Terra Verde Ecofarm, Inc. Is on the Integrated Diversified Organic Farming System (IDOFS), natural farming technology, and integrated Agri-tourism accredited by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and Bamboo production Training Centre.

Source – Manila Bulletin

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