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Embassy of South Africa officials visit DOST-FPRDI.

DOST-FPRDI Deputy Director For. Felix B. Tamolang ( top photo, center) welcomes Embassy of South Africa's Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Counsellor Sitembele Kelembe and Trade, Tourism and Marketing Officer Ms. Ellen Vega during their courtesy meeting on 25 January 2017. The parties discussed ways to strengthen partnerships between the two countries in the field of forestry. (Maybell Mariella A. Amador, 27 January 2017)#

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) Mr. Jason Lago and Ms. Anna Clarissa Laureaga (2nd and 3rd from right) visited DOST-FPRDI on 19 January 2017 to discuss possible collaboration on currency base paper production using abaca pulp.

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas' (BSP) Mr. Jason Lago and Ms. Anna Clarissa Laureaga (2nd and 3rd from right) visited DOST-FPRDI on 19 January 2017 to discuss possible collaboration on currency base paper production using abaca pulp.

DOST-FPRDI helps save almaciga trees

(Left photo) DOST-FPRDI’s Forester Florena B. Samiano lectures on the right way to harvest resin from the almaciga tree (Agathis philippinensis Warb.) to a group of indigenous people (IP) in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Coupled with hands-on exercises (right photo), the lecture was held in May last year as part of the project “Saving the Almaciga Tree” by the Centre for Sustainability, a non-profit organization.