Research Management Meeting: Workshop and Regional Presentations

Taking off from the Research Management (RM) Meeting’s plenary session on 5 July 2022, the DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) conducted its workshop proper for the regional presentations from DA and DA-Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) regional offices; and DA staff bureaus and attached agencies on 6-7 July 2022 at the Crop Biotechnology Center, DA-Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice), Muñoz, Nueva Ecija. 

The two-day workshop highlighted the regions’ major accomplishments on policy reforms and technologies ready for upscaling, action plan guided by strengthening and sustaining RR4DEN, regional programs, activities, and projects, implementation strategies and institutional development needs, and knowledge management updates. These were presented by 18 key presenters followed by an open forum. 

DA-BAR Research and Planning Development Division head Raymond Patrick Cabrera synthesized the activity and discussed the agreements and ways forward. He mentioned engaging with local stakeholders and local government units, including private sectors and implementing agencies, as part of the bottom-up approach. Developmental works and scaling of technologies must be reported and documented, particularly its outcome and impact.