Root crop washing especially ginger rhizomes takes much time, effort and water when done manually. Hand brushing is employed by most root crop processors in Ifugao and that commercial washers are hard to locate in the locality and in nearby provinces. This prompted the Ifugao Science and Technology Center (ISTC) to conceptualize a Ginger Washer that can be locally fabricated.
BAGUIO CITY, May 12 (PIA) - - As each region, province, city or municipality has distinct landscape and vulnerability, forging stronger ties between the national government and local government units is the best disaster risk reduction strategy for the country.
Department of Science and Technology Secretary Mario Montejo pointed out in his message read by DOST Assistant Secretary Raymund Liboro during the Baguio leg of “Iba na ang Panahon – Science for Safer Communities” IEC (Information, Education and Communication) nationwide campaign being undertaken in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Office of Civil Defense.