Micro, small and medium enterprises in Negros Occidental are guided with the monetary support intervention of the Department of Science and Technology. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

THE annual celebration of National Science and Technology (S&T) Week, scheduled from Nov. 22 to twenty-eight, 2021, showcases the various achievements of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) that embrace science, expertise and innovation to enhance their operation and market competitiveness.

In this weeklong celebration, the digital stage will once more be shared with the totally different adopters who’ve benefitted from the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program, carried out by the Department of Science and Technology (DoST) by its regional workplaces throughout the nation.

In truth, with the various achievements of the program when it was launched in 2002, there are three excellent enterprises in Region 6 which have their very own success tales to inform. Last 12 months, three MSMEs in Negros Occidental have been awarded monetary help, specifically S&E Agri-Aqua Ventures Corp. (Seacorp), Suarez Enterprise and Mardal Corp.

They are at the moment engaged on the improve of their services by the intervention under the Setup iFund or the Small Enterprise Technology Upgrading Program Innovation-Enabling Fund.

First on the checklist is Seacorp, a shrimp farm that began in 2014 and was a profitable beneficiary of DoST’s Consultancy for Agricultural Productivity Enhancement program in 2017. Seacorp produces pure, protected and premium high quality white shrimps by its eco-friendly practices, one in every of which is its strategic location the place shrimps are much less uncovered to air pollution.

Focusing on the prevention and administration of viral ailments, expertise intervention has modified the farm’s perspective in sustaining the excessive productiveness of shrimps. The farm proprietor availed of Setup iFund’s technical help, aiming to enhance manufacturing effectivity by elevated annual cycles and stocking densities utilizing Pond Liners.


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