Making kid production more exciting through AI
The low production of small ruminants like goat can be addressed by the use of foreign bloodlines of bucks, and purebred island born, but they can be quite expensive. Another production concern is inbreeding. This happens when the bucks that are available in the farms are related to the does’ offspring. Using these bucks for production can cause stunting in succeeding offspring.
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), in partnership with Isabela State University (ISU) and Central Luzon State University (CLSU) addressed this concern by implementing community-based semen processing laboratories under the umbrella program of the National Dairy Goat S&T Program. Under this initiative, selected government and private-operated farms will be trained to process and distribute semen.
Advanced Mussel farming now in Palawan
Mussel researchers and extensionists in Palawan were trained on the new methods of mussel culture for better livelihood opportunities recently.
Titled as “Advancements in Mussel Culture: Livelihood Opportunities for Coastal Villagers,” the training was held at Tay Lelong’s Pension House, Poblacion, Taytay, Palawan.
The participants were provided with hands-on training on constructing alternative mussel culture technology.
PCAARRD joins gov’t agencies and private sector in a bid to advocate sustainable use of Philippine Native Plants
The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) joins various government agencies, private sectors, and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in discussing new R&D initiatives and formulate sustainable conservation practices on Philippine Native Plants and help revitalize the Philippine Floriculture industry in a workshop held at Brentwood Suites, Quezon City recently.
Mindanao forum matched women fish processors with exporters
The National Network on Women in Fisheries in the Philippines, Inc. (WINFISH) recently held a Fisheries Women Entrepreneurs Forum at Amontay Beach Resort, Nasipit, Agusan del Norte. The event was conducted in collaboration with the Inland Aquatic Resources Research Division (IARRD) of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), DOST, and the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) Regional Office XIII.
Themed, “Developing the Entrepreneurial Skills of SMEs for Enhanced Export Market of Live and Frozen Fish and Fishery Products,” the forum aimed to address the challenge in defining the constraints in producing live, frozen, and processed fish and fishery products and matching the processors with the exporters.