DTI, DOST provide food processing equipment to Davao
Aside from its growing fruit market, Davao is also seen to have a more fruitful food sector, following a turn over of food processing equipment to FPIC last week.
The regional office of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) AND Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) turned over last June 28 a new set of food processing equipment which will be used by the Food Processing Innovation Center (FPIC) at the Philippine Women’s College (PWC) Compound in Davao City, Sun Star Davao reported.
A DOST-Davao technical staff told Sun Star that the provision of the new food processing equipment for the region is to carry on with innovative technologies for their advocacy of sustainable food industry in Davao.
The equipment was given by DTI as part of their Shared Service Facility (SSF) Project, the report said.
Part of the food processing equipment was the banana chipping machine. Officials and representatives from DTI, DOST, PWC and Payo Manufacturing Corp. were there to witness the turnover, and the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement indicating the continuous innovation and development of FPIC.
With the installation of new equipment, FPIC is expected to cater to more students, entrepreneurs, and researchers expressing interest in the food industry, the report said.