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

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
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
Conduct field visit to organic coffee project implemented by BSU/Benguet
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
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
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
Fri Dec 19 @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
Fri Dec 19 @08:00am - 05:00pm