“Our mango products received good feedback from fair organizers, trade officials, and common folks”, said BPSU Associate Professor and Project Study Leader Dr. Rowena Valerio.
A component of the existing BPSU and Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Discovery-Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Inter-disciplinary Opportunities) Research Grant (DARE TO) project entitled “Sustainable Mango Production through Science and Technology Innovations and Support Mechanisms for Capacity Development in Central Luzon” is product development and commercialization.
Commercialising innovative mango products is being offered as alternative for mango growers when the price of mango fruit dives down.
“We first exhibit our products in the Provincial Achievement Day Agri-Aqua Fair Exhibit held at capitol ground held March 14 to 16”, she said.
“During this year BPSU Foundation celebration from March 21 to 23, the mango products were also exhibited in the Main Campus and in Abucay Campus’ Agri Exhibit”, she also said.
“And also in the Galing Bataan Trade Fair held at Plaza Mayor de Balanga from April 4 to 9 as part of this year Araw ng Kagitingan celebration. In this event, our mango products got the ‘Promising Products’ award from the provincial government’, she added.
The BPSU mango products will also be exhibit in Manggahan Festival 2018 this May.
In the BPSU CHED DARE TO project, 34 mango orchard farmers (24 in Bataan and 10 in Zambales) are adopting science and technology interventions and proper management to improve production, and ultimately revive mango industry in the region.