The Department of Science and Technology-Food and Nutrition Research Institute (DOST-FNRI) received the Best Poster Award in the recently concluded International Conference on NutritionSensitive Agriculture and Food Systems, on November 7-9, 2018 at the Development Academy of the Philippines, Tagaytay City, Cavite.
Diffusing knowledge and technologies in food and nutrition and providing S&T services to relevant stakeholders has always been part of DOST-FNRI’s mandates. As one of its strategies, the Nationwide Technology Transfer and Commercialization Program is geared towards improving the nutritional status of Filipinos by providing economic opportunities to entrepreneurs. Strong partnership between the Institute and private sector is vital in promoting a dynamic pathway between technology generation and utilization.
On September 5-7, 2018, the FNRI Management and selected Technical and Administrative Staff convened once again for the 2019 DOSTFNRI Corporate Planning Workshop. The workshop was held at Kimberly Hotel, Tagaytay City.
“Kumusta kayo? Nasaan na kayo ngayon?” are the most common questions we ask our team leaders in the field through text, call or FB messenger. Not getting a response immediately has been a common sign that their team is covering a difficult area and we understand.
We’re halfway through in covering the areas for Year 1 of the Expanded National Nutrition Survey (eNNS). The new survey design of the eNNS, with the sample size quadrupled compared to the previous NNSs necessitated our teams to stay longer in one province or highly urbanized city (HUC). Thus, they are covering more households and more areas previously not included in the past surveys.