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Future Paths in Agarwood Research with CvSU

The recent Biology Learning Exchange & Networking Discussions (BLEND) of Cavite State University (CvSU) on Agarwood Production last Monday June 10, 2024 concluded with great success. Esteemed speakers Dr. Antonio C. Laurena, Research Professor 8 of Biochemistry-Analytical Services Laboratories, Institute of Plant Breeding (IPB), College of Agriculture and Food Science, UP Los Baños; Mr. Manuelito R. Putong, Founding Chairman of Oud Philippine Growers Federation of Agriculture Cooperative (OPGFAC); and Mr. Jeroen Lauri P. Joyel, Vice-President of Putz Agarwood Farm Corp shared their valuable insights on this critical topic. The event saw enthusiastic participation from BS Biology students, faculty members, and university staff.

Following the engaging session, the speakers, along with Dr. Lloyd O. Balinado, Department of Biological Sciences (DBS) Chairperson, Dr. Armi Grace B. Desingaño, College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Dean, and Dr. Hosea L. Matel (Makapuno Research and Development,. Innovation and Resource Center (MRDIRC) Director, paid a courtesy visit to Dr. Melbourne R. Talactac, Vice President for Research and Extension. This collaborative effort highlights our commitment to advancing biological sciences, particularly in enhancing Agarwood production and sustainability. This event marks just the beginning of a promising future research collaboration.