IKM Mentorship Program for DA-BAR staff

To improve the  knowledge-sharing and dissemination of agriculture and fisheries research and technologies to intended stakeholders, the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research; and the University of the Philippines Los Baños Office of the Vice Chancellor for  Research and Extension(UPLB OVCRE) and College of Development Communication conducted a training course on Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries for Inclusive and Sustainable Development Program (CAFSRISD) on 8-29 June 2022 via Zoom.

As part of the Information and Knowledge Management Mentorship Program (IKMMP), professors from the UPLB CDC, serving as mentors, provided discussions on the following topics: science communication in the context of inclusive growth and sustainable development in fisheries and agriculture research, writing techniques for dissemination of fisheries and agriculture technology and research results, and dissemination of fisheries and agriculture technology and research results using social media and online platforms.

Fourteen learner-participants from the DA-BAR- Knowledge Management Information Systems Division were then expected to prepare and submit feature articles, photo stories, and infographics.

The capacity building activity provided a learning opportunity for professional development of DA staff–enhancing their skills and knowledge on science communication.