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

23rd ASB/Global Steering Group Meeting (ASB/GSG) in the Philippines/Traders Hotel
Thu Oct 30 @08:00am - 05:00pm
End-of-term review of the programs on Ex-ante Analysis of Industry Strategic S&T Plans for Livestock, Crops, and Inland Aquatic Resources
Mon Nov 03 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Center for Biodiversity Research and Extension in Mindanao (CEBREM), CMU Project Monitoring/Central Mindanao University, Musuan Bukidnon
Tue Nov 04 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Conference on the Role of Local Government Units (LGUs) in National Development/DAP, Pasig City
Fri Nov 07 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field visit of ITP Plantation, Program Review and ITP Symposium/DENR Region 13, Butuan City
Tue Nov 11 @08:00am - 05:00pm
2nd International Conference on Agricultural and Rural Development/Shangrila, Makati
Wed Nov 12 @08:00am - 05:00pm
Field visit of Sago Plantation/DENR Region 13, Butuan City
Fri Nov 14 @08:00am - 05:00pm
2nd Research Forum of the College of Economics and Management (CEM-UPLB)/CEC, UPLB
Mon Nov 17 @08:00am - 05:00pm
CEM Foundation Day/CEM, UPLB
Mon Nov 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm
FFTC-PCAARRD Food Safety Workshop/El Cielito Hotel, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Mon Nov 24 @08:00am - 05:00pm