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DOST-FPRDI develops hot press for engineered bamboo.

A hot press machine to make life a little easier for producers of engineered bamboo has been developed by the Department of Science and Technology – Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI). The hot press was designed to cut the production time of engineered bamboo products.

Woody vines grow abundantly across the country.
Woody vines grow abundantly across the country.

Woody vines growing in the forests of the Philippines are an important natural resource that need to be taken seriously. This is what a group of researchers at the Department of Science and Technology’s Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) has found out in the last 15 years.

DOST-FPRDI training empowers rubber people.
Small farmers from Zamboanga Sibugay learn how to harvest the sap of rubber trees.

Stakeholders of the country’s rubber sector have a reason to smile these days. Rubber farmers and tappers in Zamboanga Sibugay have recently learned the right way to plant and harvest natural rubber.