The Technology Resource Center (TRC) and the National Agribusiness Corporation (NABCOR) have jointly committed to pool their resources to help augment the country’s supply of rice.
In recent preliminary talks between TRC Director General Dennis Cunanan and NABCOR President Honesto Baniqued, the two government agencies have agreed to set-up a rice post-harvest facility in Cabiao, Nueva Ecija. The joint project falls under the food sufficiency program of the Aquino administration. Under the plan, Cunanan said the project would capitalize on the post-harvest facility previously acquired by the TRC in the province. “With the strength of NABCOR’s operational and technical expertise in the industry, the project is indeed very promising,” Cunanan noted, “and we hope it is but the start of a long and enduring partnership between the two institutions,” he added.
TRC and NABCOR are both government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCC’s). They are, respectively, under the administrative supervision of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Department of Agriculture (DA). TRC has recently moved to its new location at Jacinta II Building, EDSA, Guadalupe Nuevo, Makati City (beside MMDA office).