Agriculture is one of the backbones of the Philippine economy and the driver of growth, particularly in the regions. To support agricultural enterprises, the Technology Application and Promotion Institute of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-TAPI) focused its attention on helping particularly the students with entrepreneurial intentions in agriculture through the innovative program called DATBED.

The engine of economic growth is innovation. By harnessing the power of science and technology, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) has embarked on an ambitious project, but nonetheless a very crucial move if the country is to join the ranks of other fast-developing countries towards the Fourth Industrial Revolution.


 “Let’s think of pandemics and even localized epidemics as disasters for which we need preparedness and mitigation strategies.”