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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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Gabay sa pag-iimbak ng gulay

How to make burong mangga

Chevon recipes

Proseso sa paggawa ng tilanggit

5 organic plant supplements
& Vegetables

Tips on pond breeding of tilapia
& Vegetables

How to preserve meat
& Vegetables

5 Ways to Clean Fruits
& Vegetables

Enriched Potting Preparation
Technology

How to Grow Vegetables
from Kitchen Scraps

Squash Potato Sardines

Spicy Sardine Dumpling Soup

Tamban Tart


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