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In answer to the recent pandemic outbreak of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) initiated the GALING-PCAARRD Kontra COVID-19 Program. 

‘GALING’ or Good Agri-Aqua Livelihood Initiatives towards National Goals, is also a Filipino term, which means Healing (from COVID-19) and Excellence, which resonates with PCAARRD’s tagline, Excellence in AANR innovations. When pronounced with a slow accent, galing also means from, denoting that the technology offerings are from the various R&D initiatives of DOST-PCAARRD.

The GALING-PCAARRD Program has three Components: 

  1. Teknolohiya-Kaalaman para sa Pamayanan – sharing of technology and information through information, education and communication (IEC) materials, through various platforms
  2. Lingkod Alalay sa Pamayanan - Food product distribution to affected communities and frontliners
    1. Oyster mushrooms in Ilocos Sur, Pangasinan, and La Union
    2. Fresh fruits and vegetables in Cordillera
    3. Food products in Sultan Kudarat
    4. Duck eggs in Davao City and Sultan Kudarat
    5. Others
  3. Pagkain at Kabuhayan sa Pamayanan - Food production and livelihood projects such as:
    1. Gulayan sa Pamayanan - Urban gardening and Community/backyard vegetable gardening
    2. Manok at Itlog sa Pamayanan - Village-scale chicken meat and eggs production system
    3. Tilapia para sa Pamayanan - backyard tilapia farming
    4. Others

 

 

Browse these publications that can provide livelihood opportunities to Filipinos during the COVID-19 crisis. These publications are the result of PCAARRD’s research and development initiatives in improving the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector.

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Spicy Sardine Dumpling Soup

Tamban Tart


Urban gardening technologies during corona virus lockdowns 

Gardening for food in the city where land and space are limited was once impossible to urban settlers. Now, urban gardening is gaining interest in the cities especially in Metro Manila.

This interest to plant more has become a growing possibility for city dwellers. The COVID-19 lockdown periods have driven most of them to plant their own food at their own homes. Besides, government programs are pushing for urban gardening to address food security and nutritional well-being of the Filipinos.

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Gulayan sa pamayanan project takes off at NCR’s three barangays 

As a way of ensuring food security in Metro Manila, the project gave materials initially to three barangays to jumpstart their vegetable garden using urban gardening technologies, such as the Enriched Potting Preparation (EPP) and Simple Nutrient Addition Program (SNAP) Hydroponics.

This initiative is part of the GALING-PCAARRD Kontra COVID-19 Program of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). GALING stands for Good Agri-Aqua Livelihood Initiatives towards National Goals.

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Laguna municipalities to benefit from home garden systems project of PCAARRD 

Five barangays per municipality of Laguna can soon have fresh supply of vegetables by adopting improved home garden systems through a project.

The project, “Participatory Enhancement of Food Security in Laguna through S&T-based Home Garden Systems” was recently approved for funding by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). It will focus on the adoption of improved home garden systems and promotion of mature crop production technologies and marketing to ensure availability and sustainability of food supply.

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DOST-PCAARRD program distributes duck eggs; supplements duck farmers’ livelihood 

Addressing the impact of COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) launches its initiative on “Manok at Itlog sa Pamayanan,” which is one of the subcomponents of “Pagkain at Kabuhayan” under the GALING-PCAARRD Kontra Covid-19 program.

This is following the launch of the Good Agri-Aqua Livelihood Initiatives towards National Goals-PCAARRD (GALING-PCAARRD) Kontra COVID-19 program launched on April 29, 2020.

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PSAU conducts relief operations in Pampanga through DOST-PCAARRD IP-TBM 

The Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU) conducted its first wave of relief operations in Pampanga on May 7.

This was accomplished through the Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management (IP-TBM) program of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

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DOST Region 10 through the DOST-PCAARRD program distributes organic vegetables to Bukidnon frontliners 

Organic vegetables produced by the farmers of the Mt. Kitanglad Agri Tourism Farm (MKATF) in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon were distributed by the Department of Science and Technology - Region 10 (DOST-10) to about 530 families in Bukidnon on April 24, 2020.

MKATF is one of the sites of the Science for the Convergence of Agriculture and Tourism (SciCAT) program being funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

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FPRDI shares its developed bamboo-based face shields to PCAARRD 

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD), led by its Executive Director Reynaldo V. Ebora, received bamboo-framed face shields from the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), a sister-agency under the DOST.

The bamboo-framed face shield was developed by FPRDI Team, composed of Mssrs. Froilan B. Samiano, Audel V. Mosteiro, Noel M. Medrano, Val DV Valderama and Engr. Cesar O. Austria. This is FPRDI’s response to the need for more personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mushroom growers in Region I-assisted communities benefit from fresh produce 

A total of 1,824 families including hospital frontliners and local government unit (LGU) workers have received fresh oyster mushrooms from the relief operations initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) and implemented by the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) in Ilocos Sur.

Through these relief operations, 20 oyster mushroom growers were given assistance. UNP and DOST-PCAARRD purchased fresh oyster mushrooms produced by the growers and distribute these to LGUs.

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Women in Benguet step up for disaster response 

Women are increasingly recognized as good resource mobilizers during disasters.

Asita Mag-ili, 48 years old, chairs the Board of Directors (BOD) of the Tublay Agriculture Based League of Entrepreneurs (TABLE), a farmers’ group assisted by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD). She is just one of the women farmers who have been stepping up in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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DOST-PCAARRD, BPI distribute planting materials in Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas  

Herbs and vegetable planting materials from the Seeds and Seedlings (S&S) Plaza in Los Baños, Laguna were distributed by the Bureau of Plant Industry-Los Baños National Crop Research, Development and Production Support Center (BPI-LBNCRDPSC) on April 13 in some barangays of Laguna, Cavite, and Batangas.

A total of 367 assorted herbs and 118 vegetable planting materials were distributed to individuals and associations in the three provinces. A total of 30 kilos of fresh vegetables were also distributed to said beneficiaries.

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MMSU, PCAARRD roll out relief operations in Ilocos Norte  

The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) began to coordinate with concerned local government units (LGUs) to conduct relief operations in Ilocos Norte. The activity is in partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

The distribution of milled rice and packs of vegetable seeds started on April 23, 2020. Ten municipalities in Ilocos Norte including the City of Batac, Paoay, Sarrat, Marcos, Piddig, Burgos, Pasuquin, Vintar, Banna and Solsona were the municipalities that received almost three tons of milled rice and 3,000 packs of assorted vegetable seeds. A total of 1,000 families benefited from the relief operations.

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CvSU distributes Silan Agri-Farm papayas in Cavite through DOST-PCAARRD SciCAT 

Fresh papayas produced in the Silan Agri-Farm in Indang, Cavite were recently distributed to 474 frontliners in the Cavite province. This was accomplished by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) through the Cavite State University (CvSU).

The Silan Agri-Farm is one of the sites of the Science for the Convergence of Agriculture and Tourism (SciCAT) Program of PCAARRD. SciCAT, is the result of technological convergence to improve the productivity and capacity of farms for sustainable practices while showcasing their beauty and attraction. The said farm is being supported through the CvSU project led by Dr. Ruel M. Mojica and Dr. Lilibeth P. Novicio.

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DOST-PCAARRD offers GALING PCAARRD: Kontra CoViD-19 program 

In answer to the recent pandemic outbreak of Corona Virus Disease (CoViD-19), the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) initiated the GALING PCAARRD Kontra CoViD-19 Program.

‘GALING’ or Good Agri-Aqua Livelihood Initiatives towards National Goals, is also a Filipino term, which means Healing (from CoViD-19) and Excellence, which resonates with PCAARRD’s tagline, Excellence in AANR innovations. When pronounced with a slow accent, galing also means from, denoting that the technology offerings are from the various R&D initiatives of DOST-PCAARRD.

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DOST-PCAARRD, Benguet SAFE-DRR make vegetables available for Benguet, Metro Manila 

Benguet farmer cooperators and partners under the project funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) make their vegetable produce available for Benguet and Metro Manila communities.

The said project is titled, “Disaster Risk Reduction of Climate Change Impacts in Vegetable Terrace Farms in Benguet,” which is lodged under the Science and Technology (S&T) Action Frontline for Emergencies and Hazards (SAFE) Program. SAFE Program is a technology transfer modality of DOST-PCAARRD.

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PCAARRD, CLSU ATBI mobilize COVID-19 relief efforts in Nueva Ecija and other localities 

Food and non-food products were recently distributed to frontliners, health workers, and COVID-19 affected communities in Nueva Ecija and other localities. This was accomplished by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) through the incubatees of the Central Luzon State University Agricultural Technology Business Incubator (CLSU ATBI).

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DOST-PCAARRD Initiatives in Support of the Bayanihan Act 

Two major programs of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) contributes to the Bayanihan Act by distributing food and non-food products in COVID-19 affected communities and frontline hospitals. Products, valued at P1.1 million, produced under the National Agri-Aqua Technology Business Incubation (ATBI) and the Science for the Convergence of Agriculture and Tourism (SciCAT) Programs will be distributed in selected areas in the country.

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UNP and PCAARRD project to supply oyster mushroom to select municipalities of Region I

The distribution of fresh and processed oyster mushroom to COVID-19-affected communities has already started in the Ilocos Region. At least 10 municipalities in Ilocos Sur, La Union, and Pangasinan will be the target recipients of almost two tons of mushrooms.

Oyster mushrooms are rich in protein and essential amino acids, low in fat, high in fiber, and can aid in boosting the immune system.

This initiative is possible through a project implemented by Ms. Maritess Raboy of the the University of Northern Philippines (UNP) and funded by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).

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SKSU-Agri TBI conducts relief operations in Sultan Kudarat

The Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) initiated relief assistance activities to constituents of Tacurong City and Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat. The activities were implemented by the Agricultural Technology Business Incubator (ATBI) of the Sultan Kudarat State University (SKSU), which provided assistance to COVID-19 frontliners and constituents of the said municipalities on April 6, 10, and 15, 2020.

This is in response to the growing need for support to the local government units (LGUs) as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put a halt in people’s lives and threaten health security.

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Benguet State University Agri TBI distributes fruits and vegetables in relief operations

A series of COVID-19 relief operations was initiated by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) through the efforts of the Agri-Based Technology Business Incubator of the Benguet State University (BSU-ATBI). The relief operations aims to deliver nutritious food to individuals and families affected by the ongoing health crisis.

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Duck eggs for frontliners in Sultan Kudarat and Davao

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a lot of displacements all over the world, aside from putting a lot of lives at risk. At the fore front guarding the people are medical practitioners, the military, and logistics support personnel. These frontliners stake their own lives and are often distanced from their families in order to fulfill their jobs.

To help combat fatigue among these frontliners while manning critical COVID-19 checkpoints, the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) Project Itik for Life, which was implemented by the Sultan Kudarat State University, offered a special package---Itik eggs!

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