ADB Meeting

Key officials and R4D of the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and the members of the Agriculture, Food, Nature, and Rural Development Sector Office of the ADB Technical Assistance (TA) on the development of climate-smart agricultural technologies convened on 1 February 2024 at DA-BAR, Quezon City to discuss the updates and ongoing efforts on the said initiative.

 The TA also covers workplan for the for the implementation of the research for development (R4D) on abaca value chain, seaweed, and livestock.

 DA-BAR assistant director Joell H. Lales presided the meeting. Participating in the discussion were Principal Specialist Dr. Omer Zafar, Technical Assistance Program Coordinator Dr. Lourdes Adriano, Technical Assistance Deputy Team Leader Dr. Saturnina Halos, Technical Assistance Resource Person Prof. Abraham Manalo, DA-BAR Research Program Development Division head Raymond Patrick L. Cabrera, and Climate Change R4D focal Marnelie G. Subong.