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

Completion meeting of the STCBF and Technomart Projects on Coconut (Cocosugar), and Video Shoot/Interview and Documentation of the Coco Sugar, Pablo Rehabilitation, and Pangtawid Projects/Davao
Mon Apr 20 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Joint RRDCC and Consortium Directors' Meeting/Kimberly Hotel, Tagaytay City
Mon Apr 20 @08:00am - 05:00pm
4th Quarter Program Team Meeting on Native Pig Program and 1st Native Pig R&D Symposium/BSU, La Trinidad Benguet
Tue Apr 21 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training on Strategic and Critical Thinking/Berjaya Hotel, Makati City
Wed Apr 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Study visit of officials of Mozambique Institute of Agricultural Research
Wed Apr 22 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Project Review on Etag/ BSU, La Trinidad Benguet
Thu Apr 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Technology Field Day of the Project “STCBF on Improving Production of Quality Bamboo Poles in Ilocos Norte”
Thu Apr 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Mango Harvest Festival in Zambales
Fri Apr 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Training on Integrating GAD into R&D in AANR Sectors
Mon Apr 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm
PHILARM 25th National Convention/ Cagayan de Oro City
Mon Apr 27 @08:00am - 05:00pm