Meeting with PSAU Officials

Dr. Geraldine Sanchez, vice president for research, extension, and training (RET) of Pampanga State Agricultural University (PSAU), together with other officials of the university, shared with DA-Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) OIC-director Joell Lales their plans and recent initiatives to further intensify their contribution to the agriculture and fishery development, not only of the province, but of the country, during a meeting held on 17 February 2023 at RET building, PSAU, Magalang, Pampanga.

On the part of DA-BAR, OIC-director Lales shared about the bureau’s inclusive and participatory research for development planning and management approach, focusing on areas with high poverty incidence relative to agricultural productivity. He also underscored the importance of technology management and the role that agricultural technology incubation facilities play in capacitating interested stakeholders (incubatees) and establishing agri-aqua enterprise/s.

Also in attendance in the meeting were PSAU officials, Dr. Joanarch Briones, dean of the College of the College of Agriculture Systems and Technology, Dr. Amalia Briones, director of Extension and Training Office, Walter L. Pacunana, director of the Intellectual Property and Technology Business Management Office and chairperson, Department of Fisheries, and Dr. Jasmin Villanueva, assistant director of the R&D cluster.