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PCARRD Executive Director (ED) Patricio S. Faylon leads a series of consultations as it prepares its Science and Technology Agenda (STA) for 2011-2016.

Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Secretary Mario G. Montejo and the DOST Executive Committee recently approved the continuation of two projects under the national program on “Enhancing the demand for agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) graduates through science and technology (S&T)”.

PCARRD and the Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) recently hosted an 11-day regional geo-spatial summit in MMSU, Batac, Ilocos Norte.

A bigger budget for research and development (R&D) in the next five years tops newly elected Congressman Angelo B. Palmones’ priorities for his three-year term. This, among other plans, Palmones shared to the PCARRD Directorate during a visit to the Council recently. 

Calbayog City — If durian is to Davao City, could jackfruit be to Calbayog City? The answer is a resounding yes, if you ask the participants of the recently concluded ‘Farmers’ Field Day’ held in this city. Fact is, the group gathered together to learn the strategies in managing jackfruit diseases, particularly those caused by a fungal pathogen called Phytophthora palmivora.

The aerobic rice technology (ART) was recently showcased in a field day techno forum of the Science and Technology based Farm (STBF) on aerobic rice production system (ARPS) in San Ildefonso, Bulacan.

Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) Lucio L. Gurango of Barangay Cawayan in Real, Quezon is now making the big switch. From his “traditional” rice production practice of 42 years, he is now going organic.

The growing consumer demand for healthy food and the agricultural sector’s clamor for increased productivity and income motivated the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (BCARRD) to conduct a Regional Techno Gabay Summit and TechnoMart Forum and Exhibit.

The Council’s Techno Gabay Program (TGP) made its presence felt again in Palawan. 

In El Nido, about 420 kilometers southwest of Manila and 238 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital, a Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) center was launched recently.

Twenty ten is a celebration of life, a celebration of biodiversity. The United Nations declared this year as the International Year of Biodiversity (Resolution 61/203) with the target of reducing the rate of biodiversity loss.

The Department of Science and Technology (DOST) and the Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPO) recently issued the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) of Republic Act 10055, otherwise known as the Technology Transfer Act of 2009.

To enhance the skills and competence of researchers from the National Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Network, PCARRD, Philippine Agricultural Economics and Development Association, Inc. (PAEDA), and the University of the Philippines Los Baños’ College of Economics and Management (UPLB-CEM) sponsored a training workshop on impact assessment of R&D projects in the AFNR sectors.

The “Rural Enterprise Development through Innovative Goat Production System” placed first in the development categories of the recently held Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) in Regions 2, 3, and 8.

2011 is shaping up as another challenging year for the Council and the consortia as Regional Research and Development Coordinating Committee (RRDCC) chairpersons and consortium directors contemplate major developments in the national science and technology (S&T) milieu while reviewing their consortium’s performance in CY 2009. 

In celebration of its 38th year, PCARRD will recognize individuals and institutions that have played a major role in the development of the agriculture, forestry and natural resources (AFNR) sectors.