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

Poster Painting Contest
Mon Jul 21 @08:00am - 05:00pm
PCAARRD Seminar Series on Socio-Economic Researches (Mindanao)/ Grand Menseng Hotel, Davao
Tue Jul 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Ingress for 2014 NSTW Exhibit/SMX, MOA, Pasay City
Wed Jul 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Knowledge Exchange Conference/ SMX and Century Park Hotel, Pasay City
Thu Jul 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
2014 NSTW Exhibit/SMX, MOA, Pasay City
Mon Jul 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm
2014 National Science and Technology Week/SMX Convention Center, Pasay City
Mon Jul 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Farmville and Photo Documentation Contest/SMX, MOA, Pasay City
Mon Jul 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Mid-year program Meeting of the National S&T Program on Slaughter Goat
Wed Jul 30 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Eco-health Seminar in Preparation for the ACIAR Phase 2 Project/Pampanga
Thu Jul 31 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Abaca and Rubber Program Review/VCDU Prince Hotel, Butuan City
Thu Jul 31 @08:00am - 05:00pm