HilMech setting up regional technology centers; PhilMech set to commercialize Fluidized Bed Dryer and PHilMech developing protocol/process for chili, onion value-adding PHilMech setting up regional technology centers The Philippine Center for Postharvest Development and Mechanization (PHilMech) will establish Regional Technology Management and Demonstration Centers (RTMDCs) that will help spearhead the agency’s efforts to commercialize its technologies and offer training to farmers who are completely or relatively new to agricultural mechanization, and help form more agribusiness enterprises in the rural areas. PHilMech Executive Director Dr. Baldwin G. Jallorina said the PHilMech-RTMDCs will allow farmers to gain easy access to information and technology services, with the overall aim of commercializing more postharvest and farm mechanization technologies. “As such, the PHilMech-RTMDCs will serve as a training and learning site, technology demonstration and deployment site, infor