DOST-PCAARRD joins the 2nd National R&D Conference
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) Acting Executive Director Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora presented the Harmonized R&D Agenda for the Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) sector during the Second National Research and Development Conference held on February 15, 2017 at the Manila Hotel.
The conference aimed to present to stakeholders the Harmonized National R&D Agenda (HNRDA) 2017-2022 before it is submitted to the National Economic Development Authority for approval.
The other sectoral R&D Agenda comprising the HNRDA that were present include:
a. Health by the Philippine Council for Health Research and Development (PCHRD)
b. Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technologies by the Philippine Council for Industry, Energy and Emerging Technology Research and Development (PCIEERD)
c. Integrated Basic Research by the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP)
d. Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS)
It also aimed to formalize the call for R&D proposals in the various sectoral areas.
Climate change resiliency project for smallholder upland farmers in CALABARZON underway
LOS BAÑOS, Laguna: A climate change resiliency project was recently approved for implementation by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
Titled, Development of Decision Support System for Enhancing Climate Change Resiliency of Smallholder Upland Farmers in Selected Communities of CALABARZON, Philippines, the PCAARRD-funded project will run for three years with a P4.9 million budget.
Inland aquatic researcher receives Invention Disclosure Incentive Award
A team of researchers from the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences-University of the Philippines Visayas (CFOS-UPV) was recognized during the 2nd Invention Disclosure Incentive (IDI) Awarding Ceremony at the UP Diliman.
Professor Valeriano L. Corre, along with his co-inventors, Prof. Victor Marco Emmanuel Ferriols, Ernesto del Rosario, Jan Michael Genesila, and Prof. Francis Dimzon, received ₱40,000.00 financial incentive for their invention, the Remote Operated Automatic Bottom Feeder. The said invention is one of the research outputs of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-UPV milkfish program, which was funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the DOST (DOST-PCAARRD).
PCAARRD launches innovative graduate assistantship program
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) teams up with another DOST agency, the Science Education Institute (DOST-SEI), to offer an innovative scholarship program. The program is expected to enable qualified graduate students to become active players in generating quality research that addresses the country’s priority concerns in the Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources (AANR) sector.