The Department of Science and Technology – Forest Products Research Institute (DOST-FPRDI) visited Sugar Palm Research, Information, and Trade (SPRINT) Center on April 12-14, 2023. During the visit, DOST-FPRDI harvested nine senile kaong trees within the premises of Cavite State University – Main Campus. The harvested senile kaong trees were transported to their research facility at Los Baños, Laguna tol serve as research materials for their project entitled “Development of High-Value Products Derived from Senile Sugar Palms (Arenga pinnata). The main objective of the project is to utilize and develop functional and aesthetic products from the trunk of a senile sugar palm.

The SPRINT Center and DOST-FPRDI are currently working on a Memorandum of Agreement related to the above-mentioned project (JLBHerrera).