BSU ATBI/IC conducts a National Agribusiness Incubation Training on Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation

Dr. Feliciano G. Calora Jr., BSU President, sharing the milestones of BSU ATBI/IC which started from scratch but eventually aiming to be a science park for the Benguet State University. BSU ATBI is led by Dr. Ruth C. Diego who is also the National Program leader of 14 Agri-Aqua TBIs in 13 state universities and colleges (SUCs) and 1 research and development institute (RDI).
The Benguet State University Agri-based Technology Business Incubator/ Innovation Center (BSU ATBI/IC) organized a National Agribusiness Incubation Training on Results-Based Monitoring and Evaluation on September 25-26, 2019 at the Calajo Foodhouse, Km. 6, La Trinidad, Benguet.
This activity is funded by the DOST-PCAARRD and attended by the Technology Business Incubation (TBI) Project leaders, Managers and Staff from Benguet State University (BSU), Central Luzon State University (CLSU), Cavite State University(CvSU), Isabela State University (ISU), University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV), Visayas State University (VSU), Capiz State University ( CapSU), Central Mindanao State University (CMU), Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU), Forest Product Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Laguna State Polytechnic University(LSPU), Sultan Kudarat State University( SKSU), Western Mindanao State University(WMSU), and Western Philippines University (WPU).
Experts from BSU, namely: Dr. Maria Luz D. Fang-asan and Dr. Darlyn D. Tagarino and from UPV, Dr. Mary-ann Gumban served as resource persons. Dr. Kal , Kalayanamitra of Thailand’s Maejo University also shared his experiences in operating the Maejo University Agribusiness Incubator (MJUBI), particularly in relation to Monitoring and Evaluation.
Participants learned about Results- Based Monitoring and Evaluation, Measure of Outcome and Impact of an Agri-Aqua TBI, and Financial Monitoring and Evaluation. Having implemented their TBI projects for the past 1-2 years, the training intensified their awareness on the potential outcome and impact of their TBIs while reviewing the current status of their projects.
In her synthesis, Ms. Milyn Leghid, the project leader of UPV emphasized that TBI as a driver of economic development needs to move forward for sustainability following the impact pathways. “Though the TBI, we can contribute to Philippine economy”, she added.
TBI is one of the schemes of the DOST with the goal of creating jobs, developing entrepreneurs and promoting private-public partnerships through supporting start-up agriculture and aquaculture-based businesses. These TBIs provide technical, business development and marketing assistance to would-be entrepreneurs for the goal of increased income, job generation, and overall development.//ATBI/IC