Claveria Experiment Station holds Farmers Field Day
WITH the theme “Haum nga Teknolohiya Kalambuan sa Pagpanguma” the Claveria Experiment Station (CES) held its 10th CES farmers field day and techno forum last Nov. 24.
Now named as Agribusiness Development Station, CES is responsible in conducting research and development activities with major emphasis on technology commercialization of various commodities. The field day is one of the strategies in disseminating mature technologies for upland/hilly land farmers and likewise strengthen partnership with the LGUs, SCUs, private companies and other agriculture-related institution in implementing various agricultural programs.
The event is an annual activity with rounds of field tours showcasing 15 technologies which will help farmers carry on with the challenges of time. Farmers, local government units and other stakeholders alike witnessed the technologies showcased in the field that includes studies on upland rice, corn, coffee, sweet potatoes, adaptability trials on various Japanese crops and other value adding crops.
In his message Claveria Municipal Mayor Redentor N. Salvaleon said that with the technologies and knowledge gained will encourage the farmers to be more responsive in producing the crops to help uplift their means of living. If we are together in small and big things and work as a team with commitment, transparency and honesty we will surely attain our aspirations.
On the other hand, DA Regional Executive Director Lealyn A. Ramos emphasized that the main purpose of the field day is to show to the farmers new technologies in agriculture. She hopes that farmers go home with a basket-full of technologies that can be shared and replicated by other farmers. With this technologies at hand, production of crops is expected to increase that will sustain the needed food requirements and ensure food security.
The one day field day was also graced by Laguindingan Mayor Oliver Ubaub, Villanueva Vice Mayor Windelindo Nalagon, MOSCAT Vice President Dr. Eleazar Elmundo, Mr. Edmundo Pacamalan, Chief of Staff of the Office of Congressman Emano. Other guests are DA station managers, Mis. Or. PAFC Chair Mario Jamis, MAOs, ATs, LGU officials and employees and farmers from the different municipalities of Misamis Oriental and Bukidnon. # svadecer