The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB) thru the Technology Transfer Division (TTD) celebrated its 30th Anniversary Celebration with a series of activities on December 11-12, 2017. On December 11, an exhibit and a symposium were held at the DENR while on December 12, ERDB recognized its 30 ENR technology adopters with the theme “Teknolohiyang Makakalikasan: Handog ng DENR-ERDB para sa Mamamayan”. The activity aimed to showcase the Bureau’s successfully adopted technologies from 1987 to present by the different stakeholders/adopters from the seven research centers located all over the country.

The specific objectives were to: (1) showcase generated ENR technologies and recognize the efforts of adopters/stakeholders; and (2) feature the benefits derived from the ENR technologies by the adopters. The criteria for selection of adopters are (1) sustainability (number of years of using/adopting the technology) from 1987 to present; (2) benefits derived from the adopted technology; (3) effects of the technology on the environment; and (4) multiplier effect or the sharing/transferring with other stakeholders.

For ERDB, the five awardees are: Taganito HPAL Nickel Corporation (Clonal Propagation and Hi-Q Vam 1); Ms. Kay Jimenez (Bamboo Propagation and Bambusetum); Hon. Mayor M. Malones of Maasin Watershed in Iloilo (Bamboo Propagation and Bambusetum Establishment); Mr. Domingo Alfonso of Kawayan Farm In Pililia, Rizal (Bamboo Establishment and Production) and CS 1st Green Agro-Industrial Development Corporation, Inc. (Application of Hi-Q Vam 1 on the Bamboo Nursery and Plantation Establishment).

For the ERDB’s Research Centers, there were 25 awardees for the different technologies developed by ERDB for the last 30 years.

The awardees were given a certificate of recognition, ERDB’s “Mother Nature” trophy and cash prize. Aurora S. Jose, TTD