BAR-UPLB Meeting

DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research director (BAR) Dr. Junel Soriano, together with assistant director Joell Lales and other key officials visited the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) last March 14, 2022 to discuss the developments of an ongoing project which will form part of the unified and integrated agri-fishery Research for Development and Extension (One DA R4DE) system.

The UPLB group, led by vice chancellor for Research and Extension Dr. Fides Marciano Tambalo, provided updates on the ongoing BAR-funded project titled, “Revitalizing Technical Capabilities of the Department of Agriculture in Support Towards the Transformative Programs and Policies for the Agriculture and Fisheries Sector”.

The project is composed of four components: a) Provision of capacity building for Department of Agriculture human resource; b) Assessment of the Philippine Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Development and Extension (R4DE) Systems; c) Development of the National R4DE Agenda and Programs (2023-2028); and 4) Policy recommendation and other related assistance.

Dr. Junel Soriano and the DA-BAR team provided recommendations to further improve the implementation of the project and to ensure that its objectives will be attained