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BCAARRD launches 2nd season webinars

The Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD) in partnership with Bicol University Extension Management Division (BUEMD) and Philippine Association of Agriculturists (Bicol Canarium ovatum Chapter) continued its 2nd season of webinars this year.

From April through December 2021, a webinar dubbed “Online Technology Dissemination and Training Series” will be broadcasted every Tuesday.

Dr. Arlene Alegre served as the resource speaker for the season 2 pilot episode, which aired on April 13, 2020. “Development of Site-Specific Sustainable Pest Management of Queen Pineapple under Different Cropping Schemes in Leyte and Camarines Norte,” was the topic she spoke about.

Dr. Alegre is the Dean of Camarines Norte State College’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (CNSC). To date, the episode has had 716 views on the BCAARRD Facebook page.

Alwin Joseph M. Maceres, Director of Planning and Development from BU, discussed the “Project SARAI Towards Smarter Agriculture in the Philippines” in the second episode. Rice, corn, banana, coconut, coffee, and cacao are among the crops prioritized by the initiative. The episode, which premiered on April 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m., has already received over 1,000 views.

The third episode was aired on May 4, 2021, with Ric Ryan Regalado of Partido State University serving as the Resource Speaker. He spoke about the “Climate Vulnerability Scenario of Agri-Fishery Communities in the Bicol River Basin, Philippines.”

It can be recalled that Regalado’s paper came in third place at the BCAARRD Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights. He co-wrote the paper with Ricky P. Laureta and Ermar B. De La Cruz. To date, the episode has had around 1,600 views.

The next BCAARRD webinar series episode will air on June 2021. (written by Julianne Nicolle G. Moral, SRA, BCAARRD)

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