Inauguration of BAR-supported IDG Facilities in Siquijor





The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), through its Institutional Development Division (IDD), in partnership with the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 7 inaugurated two R&D facilities established at the Siquijor Research and Development Center on 24 April 2018 in Caipilan, Siquijor, Siquijor.

Attending the ceremony were Mr. Joell Lales, head of the BAR-Program Development Division, representing BAR Director Nicomedes Eleazar; Ms. Judith Maghanoy, head of the BAR-Finance Division; and Mr. Alvin Fontanil, focal person of the BAR-High Value Crops Development Program. Joining them were: Dr. Fabio Enriquez, research division chief, representing DA-RFO 7 Regional Executive Director Salvador Diputado; Dr. Gregolito Bunado, center chief of Siquijor R&D center; Mayor Richard Quezon of Siquijor, Siquijor; and other officials from DA-RFO 7 and LGU-Siquijor.

The facilities are the first BAR-IDG supported project at Siquijor R&D Center. It will serve as a venue for research, training, meetings, and conferences for RDE staff in the region, LGU technicians and farmers.

In his message, Mr. Joell Lales emphasized that the Siquijor R&D Center must put utmost utilization of the two R&D facilities to produce quality research outputs from efficient and effective researchers and scientists.

The BAR-IDG program caters to the growing development needs for a more responsive delivery of services and technological interventions in the agri-fishery sector. It aims to strengthen the institutional capacities of RDE network members with the upgrading and acquisition of priority agriculture and fisheries R&D facilities and equipment. ###

Inauguration of BAR-supported IDG facilities

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