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FPRDI holds water hyacinth processing training
October 28, 2011

A two-day training on water hyacinth processing for handicraft was held last 26 and 30 September 2011 at the DOST National Capital Region Office.

The training aimed to help Metro Manila communities utilize the water hyacinth, also popularly known as “water lily” that usually clog bodies of water in and around the metropolis.

FPRDI teaches handmade papermaking to Laguna students
October 28, 2011

As part of its Dalaw-eskuwela Program (DEP), FPRDI, in coordination with Alternative Learning System (ALS) in Bay Laguna, conducted a handmade papermaking demonstration last 12 October 2011.

Held at Bay Elementary School, the workshop was attended by 53 students, teachers and parents from Bay, Luisiana, and Pagsanjan Laguna. It aimed to introduce to the participants a way to earn extra income through handmade paper making.

FPRDI’s Dalaw-eskuwela Program (DEP) aims to promote relevant FPRDI technologies to local schools and universities as well as their surrounding communities. (Margie Brendia, 28 October 2011)###

Fidel & Dionglay serve as Oleoresin Experts in Cambodia
October 28, 2011

Two experts from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI) shared their experiences in oleoresin processing in an international forum held last 23 September in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dubbed as “Stakeholder Forum on Sustainable and Pro-poor Oleoresin Industry Development in Cambodia”, the event was attended by Ms. Mildred Fidel, Chief of the Technical Services Division and Ms. Mariluz Dionglay, Senior Science Research Specialist of the Material Science Division. Fidel presented the paper titled “Integrating Oleoresin Processing for Community-based Forest Development: A Sharing of Philippine Experience”, while Dionglay discussed the “Characterization and End-uses of Dipterocarpus Oleoresins”.