Industry Strategic Science and Technology Plans (ISPs) Platform

Abaca

S&T-Based Farm for Field Validation of Abaca Hybrids for Rehabilitation and Nursery Management in Sogod, Southern Leyte

The project aimed to elevate the socio-economic status of abaca farmers in the CEST communities in Sogod, Southern Leyte by making available to the farmers new technologies on the rehabilitation of abaca and by enhancing the active participation of and empowering the communities particularly, the LGU and local organizations in promoting the application of the …

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Abaca stripping machines

With the abaca stripping machine, four persons can harvest one hectare of abaca plantation in 7-8 days. It weighs only 93 kg and can be dismantled and carried in areas not accessible by transportation. It can strip native abaca varieties by replacing stripping blades for variable quality, recovery, and output.  The Abaca Coalition witnessed the …

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Mapping the Distribution of Abaca Bunchy Top and Analyzing Epidemic Risks

The project titled “Mapping the Distribution of Abaca Bunchy Top in Different Cropping Systems and Analyzing Epidemic Risks in the Zamboanga Peninsula” produced partial results that would lead to the generation of maps on disease distribution for the development of strategies against such diseases. The project team coordinated with local and municipal officials, including DA, …

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High-yielding and Bunchy Top-resistant abaca hybrids

The project titled “Revitalizing the Abaca Industry through S&T Interventions for Higher Crop Productivity Using High-Yielding and Bunchy Top- Resistant Abaca Hybrids” was conducted to reinvigorate the abaca farm and industry by improving the farm productivity to 1.2 mt/ha. Year through the use of high-yielding and virus-resistant abaca hybrids and its production technologies package, thus …

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Abaca Functional Genomics

As the world’s top exporter of abaca, the Philippine Abaca Industry earns US$80 million annually. Most of the global abaca fiber production supply comes from the country. However, viruses like the Abaca Bunchy Top Virus (ABTV), mosaic, and bract mosaic are among the impeding factors in the production of the abaca industry. In fact, 19,000 …

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