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Pili NICER Program undergoes F2F evaluations

As part of their monitoring and evaluation duties, two teams from the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and, Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) visited the Pili NICER Program.

The Crops Research Division (CRD) conducted a pre-visit on 15 June 2022 to monitor the said program. The pre-visit also helped the NICER Program on Pili in preparation for the Science for Change Program (S4CP) visit on 7 July 2022.

During their pre-visit, the CRD Team monitored the recently completed Plant Pathology Laboratory, a Pili Plantation in Bicol University College of Agriculture and Forestry (BUCAF), and, a Pili Farmer Plantation. The display area set-up with the seven projects under the NICER Program was also inspected.

Moreover, the CRD Team inquired about the difficulties and complications faced by the Program. After a brief discussion per project, the PCAARRD team offered a lending hand to the Pili NICER Program and suggested on how to lessen the discussed challenges.

On the other hand, the S4CP visit provided an avenue to help the Pili NICER Program in discussing the planned extension of the program. They also examined the above-mentioned display area setup.

After the visit to BUCAF, the S4CP Team conducted the R&D Ideation and S4CP Proposal Writeshop with the Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and, Natural Resources Research and Development (BCAARRD) and various Consortium Member Institutions (CMIs) also involved with the Queen Pineapple NICER Program.

Both the CRD and S4CP Teams also visited the Queen Pineapple NICER Program of Camarines Norte State College (CNSC). (Julianne Nicolle G. Moral, SRA, BCAARRD)

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