|DA-CARIARC Hosts 2010 2nd Quarter RDE Zonal Meeting||| Print ||
Supported by DA RFU 13, Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) the three days zonal meeting was participated in by key research and extension personnel from Region 9 led by Regional Technical Director (RTD) Constancio Alama, Region 10 led by RTD Lester Jaducana, Region 11 led by RTD Romulo Palcon, Region 12 led by RTD Jimmy Olivo and Caraga Region led by OIC RED Constancio Maghanoy and RTD Edgardo D. Dahino.
Also present were BFAR XI Director Jorge Campeon and BAR Coordinator for Caraga Engr. Rodolfo Fernandez. During the opening program, outgoing Municipal Mayor of Trento, Hon. Irenea Hitgano stressed in her message the importance of R&D in agricultural development and shared her vision for farmers towards economic freedom that serves a driving force for her to write a book about natural farming system. She also lauded the CARIARC headed by Division Chief Wilfreda M. Maslog for the support afforded to her during her term as mayor and for inviting her to grace the zonal meeting in Trento.
BAR updates were then presented by Ms. Salve Ritual, Chief of Research Coordination Division and Ms. Digna Sandoval, Chief of Technology Commercialization Unit. Presided by RTD Dahino and RTD Jaducana various agenda were tackled during the meeting including some plans and proposals for the coming months. The 2nd Quarter Zonal Meeting culminates with a field tour. (Aurell P. Arais/RAFID DA CARAGA)