PhilSCAT partakes in CLAARDEC fest

PhilSCAT participated during exhibits of different agricultural offices to showcase its banner programs –the Mechanized hybrid rice production and biogas technology.

One of the exhibits was the Rice Fiesta sponsored by Central Luzon Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium (CLAARRDEC) held at PhilRice, Maligaya, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija on November 12-13, 2018.

The said event abide from the theme: “Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda”, which aims to showcase modern rice farming, different agricultural products to help the farmers earn bigger income and embrace the modern farming technology.

Guest speaker, Rodrigo “Jiggy” Manicad, inspired farmers of through true to life experience and rice crisis in Leyte during the super typhoon Yolanda.

The event was composed by farmers, researchers, students, and extension workers from Cuyapo, Guimba, General Tinio, Talavera, Science City of Muñoz, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, La Union and Isabela.

Rice R&D agenda was tackled by Barroga, Rice Varieties discussed by Oliver Manangkil from PhilRice,  Aromatic Rice by Quirino Dela Cruz, PhD. of CLSU, and for the Developed pre and postharvest machineries explained by Michael Gragasin from PHilMech.

Hon. Rommel Padilla, Board Member, 1st District of Nueva Ecija was present on the event and gave a message. He said, “Nararamdaman ko na darating ang panahon na mangunguna na muli ang Pilipinas sa Rice Production. Kasama ninyo ako sa pagpapalago at pagpapalaganap ng Rice Production dito sa ating lungsod.”

The event was filled with festivity and dedication to all Filipino farmers from the performances of Joey Ayala, CLSU Maestro singers and Bungkos Palay Dance Company and activities such as PalarongPalay, on-the-spot poster making contest and rice-inspired fashion show.

On the other hand, PhilSCAT also joined Goat FIESTA or Farmers and Industry Encounters through S&T Agenda spearheaded by CLARRRDEC in partnership with the Provincial Local Government Unit-Provincial Veterinary Office, CLSU Small Ruminant Center and Bataan Peninsula State University held at Bataan People’s Center, Balanga, Bataan last November 21-22, 2018.

With the theme “DIWANG: Makabago at Tradisyon na Teknolohiya sa Agricultura at Pangisdaan, Handog sa Pilipinong Magsasaka”, the GOAT FIESTA intends to showcase technologies generated by experts, not only through exhibits and technology pitching but also through the culture and arts.

More than 2000 farmers, students, women’s cooperatives/group, researchers, stakeholders and academician attended the event.

Gov. Imee R. Marcos and Senator JV Ejercito graced the event as Guest Speakers. “Make Agriculture great again”, on her message Marcos said.

In addition, Ejercito and Marcos emphasized on providing support to further boost the goat raising program in the region, they also encouraged young minds especially the youth to engage in agriculture, respectively. Marcos and Ejercito assured that they will provide support in goat raising program in the region.

One of the objectives of this event is to reach the clienteles –farmers, students, extension workers and other stakeholders through culture and arts.

Goat Show, Palarong Kambing, on the spot Poster Making Contest, Agrisarap: A Chevon-based Culinary Arts Festival, Photo and Video Documentary Competition were also done.

CLAARRDEC is a conglomeration of 29 institutions conducting and promoting research and development in agriculture, aquatic, forestry and natural resources in Central Luzon.

The agricultural exhibits featured the PhilSCAT’s services that provide information on hybrid rice and agricultural technologies and served as converging point to transfer new farming system and technologies. BZMunar

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