Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Thirty food processors and incubatees from Region 2 took part in a two-day training and seminar organized by the DOST-PCAARRD-ISU-Agri Aqua Technology Business Incubator Project in collaboration with the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), held on February 7-8, 2024, at the ISU-Cagayan Valley Small Ruminants Research Center.

As part of the Regional Agri-Aqua Innovation System Enhancement in Cagayan Valley (RAISE-CV) Program, the activity which joined across micro, small and medium enterprises, aims to hasten the development of S&T-based agri-aqua enterprises.

On the first day, the Food and Drug Administration facilitated a training session focused on the Application of eLTO and Product Registration. Participants were equipped on the process of applying for product registration and the requisite requirements for successful application.

Ms. Alegria Ong, Regional Supervisor of FDA-02, and Ms. Rose Agatha Pagalilauan, the Licensing Officer, guided the participants through technical exercises on the utilization of the eLTO portal.

On the following day, Engr. Janica B. Tacazon, an IP Field Operations Specialist, led the seminar, introducing participants to various inventions and innovations eligible for intellectual property application. Additionally, she emphasized the significance of intellectual property for MSMEs, highlighting its critical role in supporting new ventures and entrepreneurs.

Overall, the event provided an opportunity for knowledge sharing and skill development, while creating an ideal environment for the growth and sustainability of agri-aqua enterprises in Cagayan Valley. The collaborative efforts of DOST-PCAARRD-ISU-ATBI and BFAR demonstrate the region’s shared commitment to supporting technical advancement and economic growth.