University of the Philippines Los Baños

 

 

 

UPLB served as a venue of the technical tour component of the 6th Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Policy Partnership on Science, Technology and Innovation (PSSTI 6) on August 12.

Dignitaries from APEC member economies visited UPLB and learned about its research programs on addressing food security in the country, as well as that of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development.

PSSTI 6 runs from August 10-12 and is one of the series of APEC activities being hosted by the country this year. In a message by Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo during the PSSTI opening at the Philippine International Convention Center, he said that PSSTI “serves as a venue for formulating S&T-based policy recommendations and concrete actions to enhance the capacity for and promote an environment conducive to innovation” among APEC member economies. (JPA Aquino, with reports from apec2015.ph releases)