DA-PCC presents Kardeli, Blockmate at ALOK 2024

The DA-Philippine Carabao Center’s (DA-PCC) Kardeli and Blockmate are two of the products presented during the 2024 Annual Launch of Knowledge Products for Adoption and Commercialization (ALOK): The Annual Regional Technological Pitching held today at the Academic Affairs Amphitheatre, Central Luzon State University (CLSU).

ALOK serves as a platform for innovation, collaboration, and progress, fostering a dynamic ecosystem for the advancement of agricultural and entrepreneurial endeavors in the Philippines.

A total of 15 presenters (Food and Non-Food Clusters) from different agencies and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) presented their technologies.

Under the non-food cluster, Psalm Joseph Lavarias, science research analyst of DA-PCC’s Production System and Nutrition Section, gave a presentation titled, “A Multi-Nutrient Lick Block as Feed Supplement for Ruminants and Method of Producing Blockmate.”

“Blockmate” is a supplement feed for buffaloes, cows, goats, and sheep. It is rich in energy, minerals and nitrogen (which becomes protein in the body) that animals need to accelerate their growth and milk production.

Patrizia Camille Saturno, Science Research Specialist II of DA-PCC’s Carabao Enterprise Development Section (CEDS), introduced Kardeli, the agency’s own brand of premium carabao’s meat.

Following the presentation of the 15 agri-based technologies, the participants were engaged in discussions, offering feedback, suggestions for improvement, and strategies for effective promotion and support for these innovations.

Dr. Edgar Orden, vice president for research and extension, emphasized the crucial role of commercialization in driving the development of innovative products. He congratulated all participants and urged everyone to be aware and to attract potential investors to support these innovative ventures.

CLSU President Evaristo Abella praised the technology generators for their achievements and expressed hope that the event would open up more opportunities for commercialization, ultimately leading to a better community through trade-blazing innovation.

The activity is an initiative of the DOST-PCAARRD titled “Regional Agri-Aqua Innovation System Enhancement (RAISE) Program in Central Luzon.