The 1st DOST-PDS SETUP Techno-Academy happened at the DOST Conference Room, DOST Regional Office in Sudlon, Lahug, Cebu City. October 21, 2017 was indeed a productive and memorable day for start-up farmers and seasoned farmers.
The training proper started at 9AM and ended around 5 in the afternoon. It was participated by over 120 interested and willing farmers who wants to learn more about cacao planting and chocolate making.
Participants were taught exciting modules such as the following:
?? Nursery setup
?? Varietal selection
?? Budding grafting
?? Pest control
?? Cacao propagation
?? Understanding the Chocolate Business and the Chocolate Industry
?? Future Trends to Chocolate Making
?? Basics of Chocolate Processing
Thank you for attending! We hope the DOST-PDS SETUP Techno-Academy has inspired you to start cacao planting . To those who are existing and future chocolatiers, hope you learned the secrets on how to create fabulous creations.
Thank you to the PDS Cebu Chapter for the support; headed by Chapter President Mr. Isabelo Montejo. Will there be another DOST-PDS SETUP Techno-Academy coming soon? Stay tuned!
The day before, Team PDS paid a courtesy call to the DOST 7 Regional Office. They met with Engr. Ed Paradela DOST 7 Regional Director, Engr. Tristan Abando DOST Cebu Provincial Director and Ms. Vina Antofina Assistant Provincial S&T Director, DOST-Bohol.
Team PDS was represented by Mr. Christopher Fadriga, National President, Ms. Emma A. Rama PDS Treasurer and Mr. Nestor Saludo Cebu Chapter Officer.