Source: SunStar Cebu
Author: Godofredo M. Roperos
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Philippine Statistics Authority.
RECENT efforts of the nation’s technical and scientific-minded people who are concerned with our food supply and security have focused on improving the productivity of our small farmers. This is more so for our small-scale farmers in the interior communities of the provinces and for the production of basic crops such as rice and corn, which are the staple food of most of our people.
Government agencies concerned with the agriculture and the private sectors have assumed a similar interest on our food security. They somehow appear to share common cause in undertaking programs and organizing and innovating means to realize the goals.
Some schools, for example, have organized student teams primed at looking for ways to efficiently facilitate trade of agriculture crops.
A team of students from Cabanatuan City’s Wesleyan University in Northern Luzon won top honors for its innovation under the Smart Wireless Engineering Education Program (Sweep), an industry-academe effort that won for the Wesleyan U students first honor and some cash. They bested nine other schools in the country. The team was judged most innovative and promising for this year’s innovation awards.