Groundbreaking Ceremony of the Upland Research and Demonstration Center in Marilog District, Davao City

The DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and DA-Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) led the ground breaking ceremony of the  BSWM-Upland Research and Demonstration Center  in Marilog District, Davao City on  31 May 2022. The ceremony was attended by DA-BAR director Dr. Junel B.  Soriano, DA-BSWM director Engr. Pablo M. Montalla, and representatives from BAR and BSWM. 

Funded by the bureau, the URDC aims to  provide technical assistance on the appropriate soil and water conservation technologies and management practices in the uplands.--geared towards addressing issues in the upland areas through the implementation of soil health programs, conduct of research and upland technology demonstrations. The center will benefit farmers groups (Nuvo-Manobo and Nuvo-Matisalog Tribes), students, researchers, local government units, non-government organizations, and other stakeholders. 

Included in the activities attended by DA-BAR is the “27th Davao Region Upland Agriculture Research Station Founding Anniversary and Culmination of Farmers and Fisherfolk Month Celebration.” Part of the celebration is a tree-planting activity, presentation of the DA-DARUARS development plan, and the distribution certificates and dispersal of livestock by the DA-Davao Region. ###