The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau participates in the celebration of the 2015 National Science and Technology Week spearheaded by the Department of Science and Technology. With the theme, "Philippines: A Science Nation Innovating for Global Competitiveness", over 100 exhibitors composed of different government agencies, State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), private entities, were present during the event. The exhibit officially opened last July 24, 2015 at SMX Mall of Asia and will last until July 28, 2015.
ERDB showcases the results of one of its recently conducted studies about the carbon sequestration potential of four bamboo species namely: giant bamboo, bolo, buho and kawayan tinik. The exhibit highlights the importance of bamboo plants not only as a source of raw materials for various products but also for lessening the heat caused by greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The exhibit aims to impart to researchers, students and other interested individuals, the increasing importance of bamboo in the environment.
In connection to the exhibit on bamboo, ERDB is also part of the Bamboo Forum called "That Thing Called Kawayan" on July 28, 2015 at SMX also. For. Gregorio E. Santos Jr., Senior Science Research Specialist and bamboo expert will talk about ERDB's bamboo propagation technology along with other agencies such as FPRDI. Adreana Santos Remo