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img0316_1.jpgThe research paper “Empowering LGUs (local government units) in disaster preparedness: The knowledge and awareness of the residents of Barangay Bagong Silang, Los Baños, Laguna on natural calamities” won 3rd place among the 63 papers presented in the 3rd International Conference on Environmental Education Network of the Philippines (EENP) held at the Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City recently.


img0323_1.jpgClimate change, a burning issue worldwide, is one of PCARRD’s priority agenda for 2010.

According to PCARRD Executive Director Patricio S. Faylon, the Council has different S&T (science and technology) priority areas that can help the AFNR (agriculture, forestry and natural resources) sector adapt and mitigate climate change.

Sariaya, Quezon – Beaches, breads and pastries, tikoy, and tamales are not the only things that this over 400-year-old-town is known for. The Sentrong Pamilihan ng Produktong Agrikultura ng Quezon Foundation Inc. (SPPAQFI) is fast gaining recognition not just among the town’s people, but likewise in the whole country as well.

img0319_1.jpgScience City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija - Top officials of PCARRDs’ regional network gathered to participate in the 7th National Joint Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC) Chairpersons and Consortium Directors’ meeting held on February 25-26 at the Central Luzon State University (CLSU).

Los Baños, Laguna - More than 100 implementers from state universities and colleges, evaluators from monitoring and funding agencies, and other stakeholders are expected to attend the national program review of “Enhancing the demand for agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) graduates through science and technology (S&T)” on April 12 ̶ 13 at the PCARRD Headquarters.

img04062010_3.jpgMarginal corn farmers in Cagayan Valley are now considering going into peanut production with the introduction of big-seeded peanut varieties such as Asha and Namnama. The introduction of these varieties has provided an option for the farmers to shift to peanut production in frequently flooded and drought-prone corn areas. These two varieties were developed by the International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) based in Patancheru, India. 

img041310_1.jpgAn P8.5-million Farmer-Led Extension (FLE) corn project is expected to benefit 44,000 farmers from Isabela and agriculture student interns from the Isabela State University (ISU).

‘Worm compost’ eases El Niño effect on rice seed production

Despite the El Niño, his lowland rice crops still reached harvesting stage with more filled grains and more seeds per panicle. 
Bernardo Calilung, Magsasaka Siyentista of Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Center in Tarlac City, proved that the combined application of vermicompost and vermitea can improve soil condition and agronomic performance of selected rice varieties. 

A project that aims to come up with a set of recommendations to address rural poverty, inequality, and economic growth in the agriculture sector will soon commence. 

RP now has tech transfer law, DOST lauds passageAfter almost three years of legislation, the Philippine Technology Transfer Law is finally enacted into law.

Formally named Republic Act 10055, it seeks to roll out mature and potentially important technologies generated by government-funded researches to the market.

Council shares winning strategies for PQAThe journey to excellence is an arduous and very challenging one. Travelers who have trod the road will, through dint of experience, have good practices to share so that other who would take the same road will be guided, avoid pitfalls, and enjoy the journey.

DOST Sec lauds program on enhancing the demand for AFNR gradsLos Baños, Laguna ─ “No other project and program of PCARRD has covered so many SUCs (state universities and colleges) and provinces in the country as this one big undertaking. 

PCARRD participates in DOST confab on climate change policy As the country gears for hotter and then wetter days ahead, representatives of the country’s science community gathered for the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Sectoral Consultation on Policy Issues on Climate Change held recently at the Traders Hotel in Manila.