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

National Consultation Workshop on Genetic Resources for Wealth Creation/ Tagaytay City
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Visit for Coconut Somatic Embryogenesis Technology Project and Integrated Coconut R&D Enhancement Program/Albay
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Abaca Inception Meeting “R&D Program on Abaca Fiber for Specialty Papers, Textiles, and Other High-End Products”
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Conduct Monitoring and Evalaution of SARAI Program/Cagayan de Oro
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
CY2014 Climate Change R&D Agenda Review and Planning Workshop/Bellevue Hotel, Alabang
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Conduct field visit to organic coffee project implemented by BSU/Benguet
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Present paper during Luzon Wide Consultation on Gender, Indigenous People and Climate Change Concerns and Organic Agriculture/Baguio City
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Impact Assessment of R&D and Technology Commercialization Programs/PSRTI, Quezon City
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training Course on Impact Assessment of R&D and Technology Commercialization Programs/PSRTI, Quezon City
Fri Dec 05 @08:00am - 05:00pm
3rd Biennial Meeting of the SocioEconomic Research Portal (SERP-P) project of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)/ PIDS, Makati City
Wed Dec 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
3rd Biennial Meeting of the SocioEconomic Research Portal (SERP-P) project of the Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS)/Makati City
Wed Dec 10 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Exchange Scientists/Experts Mission Program under the 2014 PCAARRD-RDA Work Plan of Cooperation on Policies on Food Safety, Grades, and Standards/Manila and Los Baños
Thu Dec 18 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Exchange Scientists/Experts Mission Program under the 2014 PCAARRD-RDA Work Plan of Cooperation on Policies on Food Safety, Grades, and Standards/Metro Manila and Los Baños
Thu Dec 18 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Argentine Technical Mission to the Philippines regarding the project on Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing on Pests and Pesticide Management to Ensure Food Safety in the Philippines and Argentina/Manila and Los Baños
Thu Dec 18 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Argentine Technical Mission to the Philippines regarding the project on Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing on Pests and Pesticide Management to Ensure Food Safety in the Philippines and Argentina/Metro Manila and Los Baños
Thu Dec 18 @08:00am - 05:00pm