Following its successful launch at the 2023 National Science, Technology, and Innovation Week, the Food-on-the-Road Innovation and Processing Facility or FoodtrIP has found a new home at Capiz State University-Dayao Satellite College (CapSU-Dayao). 

Funded under the project “Development of the Mobile Modular Food Processing Facility (MMFPF)”, the 32-footer customized truck is a collaborative project between the Department of Science and Technology-Industrial Technology Development Institute (DOST-ITDI) and DOST Regional Office VI. 

It is a model processing plant on wheels composed of modules for various sections and processing auxiliaries. Equipped with modules for pre-processing, conventional frying, vacuum frying, and packaging, FoodtrIP aims to extend science-based interventions in the agri-fishery sector. 

CapSU, in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology VI, will manage and operate the facility and pursue building partnerships with local entities, ensuring its success in reducing food losses and supporting small farmers. 

Potential partners and beneficiaries from Capiz were able to visit FoodtrIP during the inauguration of the Capiz Startup Innovation Hub or iHub. During the visit, representatives from DOST VI gave an overview of the project and its objectives. This initiative signifies a step towards engaging potential stakeholders and beneficiaries, emphasizing the project’s role in improving food processing, ensuring food security, and contributing to economic development in the province. (ACResol, MCPielago/PSTO Capiz)