PhilRAA conducts 4th convention

Linkages between and among fellows and trainees of the South Korea-based Rural Development Administration (RDA) will be strengthened and rekindled with the holding of the Philippine-Rural Development Administration Alumni Association’s (PhilRAA) fourth convention slated on January 24─25 at the Traders Hotel in Pasay City.

Themed “Revitalizing linkages and partnerships on S&T innovations towards improving livelihood of farmers”, the event will be highlighted with the presentation of the S&T initiatives and past projects of the partnership of RDA and the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD).

Among these are the completed projects on Japonica rice and natural dye; and the ongoing researches on enhanced production of chrysanthemum through integrated crop management and on adapting to climate change in tomato production through S&T. A field tour is also scheduled for the participants.

Welcoming the guests and participants are PCAARRD Deputy Executive Director Danilo C. Cardenas and RDA-International Technology Cooperation Center Director Sae-Jung Suh.

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) Deputy Director General of Communications and Partnership Bruce Tolentino will keynote the event. Also delivering a message is PhilRAA Acting President Julian A. Lapitan.

Incidentally, PhilRAA is an association of fellows and trainees from national agricultural research institutions, state universities and colleges, and other entities in the country who had been part of the PCAARRD-RDA workplan of cooperation and IRRI’s Rice Technology Transfer System in Korea.

The organization aims to forge liaison between and among members through conferences, seminars, dialogues, and civic and non-civic activities; provide a venue for information exchange on agriculture and natural resources R&D; encourage collaborative activities to ensure continuous technology sharing among members; and promote camaraderie, brotherhood, and solidarity among members.

For more information on the convention, please contact the PhilRAA Secretariat at (63-49) 536-0014, 536-1596, 536-2305, 536-2383, 536-5907, 536-6890, 536-7927, or (63-49) 536-7922, 536-0016 for their fax.

Activities

4th Joint S&T Committee MECO-TECO meeting
Tue Aug 19 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Regular Directors’ Council Meeting
Wed Aug 20 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Meeting with officials and staff of Philippine Statistical Research and Training Institute (PSRTI) re proposed Impact Assessment Training/PSRTI Office, Quezon City
Wed Aug 20 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Southern Luzon Cluster NSTW Exhibit and Technology Fair/ Ibalong Centrum, Legaspi City
Wed Aug 20 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Live interview in Pinoy Scientist over Radio Agila DZEC 1062 kHz, 5:00-6:00pm hosted by Custer Deocaris
Sun Aug 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Inception meeting re project on Ex-ante Analysis of PCAARRD Industry Strategic S&T Plan for Mussel/ParSU, Goa, Camarines Sur
Wed Aug 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
WESMARRDEC Regional Symposium on R&D Highlights/Zamboanga
Wed Aug 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Consultation meeting with socio-economists and president of Central Bicol State University of Agriculture (CBSUA) re future research collaboration/CBSUA, Pili
Thu Aug 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm
LBSCFI Infocom Meeting
Fri Aug 29 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Live interview in Pinoy Scientist over Radio Agila DZEC 1062 kHz, 5:00-6:00pm hosted by Custer Deocaris
Sun Aug 31 @08:00am - 05:00pm