Fishfarmers trained on siganid culture

Livelihood options for 95 fishfarmers after they completed their training on siganid culture under the Fisheries School-on- the Air (FSA).

The fishfarmers received their certificate of completion in a simple ceremony held at Hotel Consuelo, Lingayen, Pangasinan recently. 

Participating in the ceremonies were the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Region l, SANTEH Feeds Corporation, Pangasinan State University, and PCAARRD.

Seeking to increase farmers’ productivity, the FSA promotes S&T-based fisheries and aquatic resources technology.

Complementing the FSA is the Fisheries School-on-the-Road (FSR) which provides closer link with fisherfolk beneficiaries and technology updates on fisheries.

To date, 9,690 fishfarmers have completed the FSA trainings on mud crab, saline tilapia, and tilapia in pond; pompano; lapu-lapu; seabass; mudfish; and coastal resources management, among other topics.         

The FSA training on siganid culture was first aired over DZWM and later some of its topics at DZMM’s “Bago Yan Ah!”. 

Addressing the FSA graduates, PCAARRD Technology Transfer and Promotion Division Director Melvin B. Carlos appreciated the synergy between FSA and FSR. He also recognized the programs’ contribution to PCAARRD’s Pinoy S&T Services for Farmers and Entrepreneurs (PSF), an agricultural production and marketing modality. 

Carlos also commended the local government units, state colleges, and other non-government agencies in sustaining the FSA program.

Representative Angelo B. Palmones of the Alyansa ng mga Grupong Haligi ng Agham at Teknolohiya para sa Mamamayan (AGHAM), on the other hand, challenged the latest batch of FSA beneficiaries to process and market siganid for export. For this purpose, Palmones committed to provide mechanical dryers which will be set up in Labrador and Binmaley, Pangasinan.

Activities

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
Training on Strategic and Critical Thinking/Berjaya Hotel, Makati City
Thu Apr 23 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Mango Harvest Festival in Zambales
Fri Apr 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
4th Quarter Program Team Meeting on Native Pig Program and 1st Native Pig R&D Symposium/BSU, La Trinidad Benguet
Fri Apr 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
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
Fri Apr 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field Visit/Monitoring of Peanut and Pigeonpea Projects/ Pampanga, Tarlac, La Union, Batac, Dingras, Ilocos Norte
Mon Apr 27 @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
National Scenario Building Workshop for a Sustainable Growth in Aquaculture and Fisheries in the Philippines
Tue Apr 28 @08:00am - 05:00pm