October 31, 2021

Calabarzon’s coffee industry is being boosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DOST).

Calabarzon’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and Cavite State University (CvSU) are working together to enhance the region’s coffee industry.

DOST Secretary Fortunato de la Pea said the two are working on a tissue culture growth chamber for coffee seedlings in a taped report shown on Friday.

They designed a tissue culture growth chamber in collaboration with the National Coffee Research, Development, and Extension Center to generate disease-free seedlings in even shorter periods of time.

“Tissue-cultured embryos are exposed to a strictly controlled environment thanks to the growth chamber invention, which reduces the risk of plant contamination and mortality. The technology is expected to create more options for the government and commercial entities to set up revenue-generating tissue culture facilities as a result of its prospective market appeal “he stated

He went on to say that this technology center will have a big impact on the coffee and macapuno industries.

DOST-Calabarzon and CvSU recently inaugurated the DOSTRUCK or DOST Technology in the Region for the Upscaling of Community Knowledge, according to De la Pea.

DOSTRUCK is a food safety-certified and mobile food processing facility based in Magallanes, Cavite.

The mobile hub was constructed and tested by the DOST-Metals Industry Research and Development Center (MIRDC), he stated.

CvSu has been a partner of DOST-Calabarzon in the DOSTRUCK’s first operation.

Meanwhile, the Calabarzon Food Solutions Hub (CFOSH), which is also based in Magallanes, Cavite, has a new vacuum freeze drying facility, according to de la Pea.

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