F-shelter serves as IRRI’s field lab

Thanks to the FPRDI's foldable shelter (F-shelter),the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) based in Los Baños, Laguna can now rely on a portable field laboratory for its experiments on salinity and soil breeding. FPRDI turned over the unit to IRRI last 07 October 2014.

The F-shelter is a collapsible, shop-fabricated structure that can be folded, packed, stored and used repeatedly. With a floor that can be mounted on specially designed prefabricated footings, it can be erected by four medium-built workers using simple carpenter's tools. Doors and windows, similar to those in site-built houses, render the F-house more secure than a tent.