CLSU Centennial highlights the role of S&T in national development

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The Central Luzon State University (CLSU)’s centennial anniversary held last 7-12 April gave focus to agriculture science and technology (S&T) with the S&T Forum held on 9 April at the Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija.

With the theme “100 years of leadership and excellent service in agricultural education and countryside development,” the Centennial included the S&T Forum, which highlights the role of S&T in addressing the country’s development concerns.

In his keynote message, PCARRD Executive Director, Dr. Patricio S. Faylon stressed, “the imperatives for development in the Philippines have become even stronger; we have a large and rapidly growing population to feed, a depleting natural resource base, and globalization imperatives to satisfy”

Faylon described PCARRD’s efforts in addressing these concerns through its four banner programs. Included in its Strategic R&D program on high-end sciences are biotechnology and other technologies and management systems that seek to boost agricultural productivity. It also involves managing the biodiversity, forestry, and agricultural resources.

Meanwhile, the PCARRD Techno Gabay Program for technology promotion has enhanced the economic status of its farmer and entrepreneur stakeholders in the countryside. It has also enhanced the partnership among PCARRD’s regional research and development (R&D) consortia, the local government units and the private sector.

Faylon thanked CLSU for its continuous support to the program and for providing constant leadership to the Central Luzon Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLARRDEC)

CLARRDEC, based in CLSU, has established in the region 40 Techno Pinoy Centers, the highest so far among the regional R&D consortia.

To effectively implement its programs, PCARRD also supports the regional R&D consortia operations and the capability building of R&D institutions and S&T human resources.

Activities

PCAARRD Planning Workshop
Fri Oct 17 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Phone interview in Pinoy Scientist over Radio Agila, DEC 1062 kHz re: varietal promotion of improved varieties of peanut
Sun Oct 19 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Monitoring and Visit on QPM Project/USM, Kabacan, Cotabato
Tue Oct 21 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Participation to the Philippine Society of Animal Science (PSAS) Convention/Cagayan de Oro City
Wed Oct 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Impact Assessment of R&D and Technology Commercialization Programs/PSRTI, Quezon City
Wed Oct 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Workshop titled “Biodiversity Resource Assessment & Management Protocols
Wed Oct 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Visit and Monitoring on the National Slaughter Goat Program/Davao City & General Santos City
Wed Oct 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Conduct of Roundtable discussion on Traceability during the PSAS Convention/Cagayan de Oro City
Thu Oct 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
1st Global Agribusiness Management and Entrepreneurship (GAME) Conference/Dusit Thani Hotel, Makati City
Thu Oct 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
23rd ASB/Global Steering Group Meeting (ASB/GSG) in the Philippines/Traders Hotel
Mon Oct 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm