The time has come once more for all inventors, innovators, and creative researchers to show their projects and shine with their creations in this year’s invention contest despite the pandemic.

Have you ever wondered what tree species your wooden furniture is made of?

Soon, your curiosity will be satisfied and you will be able to easily identify a piece of wood by just using your smartphone. This will be made possible through a mobile app being developed by the DOST- Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI) and DENR-Forest Management Bureau (DENR-FMB). This joint project by the two agencies aims to quickly and accurately identify selected wood species through a Wood Identification Mobile Phone Application using Android OS.

In the province of Zamboanga Sibugay, rubber farmers are now reaping the fruits of the rubberwood initiative led by the Department of Science and Technology-Forest Products Research and Development Institute (DOST-FPRDI), as the former gears up for the next big thing in the furniture industry.