DA funds BSU research on farmer’s databases and technology utilization

          Benguet State University was among 32 state universities that signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Agriculture (DA) on January 26, 2021, for the conduct of researches that will generate field-level data to better understand the needs of the agricultural sector.
          DA downloaded PHP 1.5 Million for the said research to be implemented by the College of Agriculture and Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research and Development (CorCAARRD). The research will initially focus on: the continuing review and validation of Registry System for Basic Sectors in Agriculture (RSBSA) and other farmers and fishers databases; impact assessment of DA’s program on target communities and beneficiaries; analysis of technology utilization by farmers and fishers in the region; and survey on current sources of funding for production activities of farmers and fishers.
          The MOA is under the DA’s Agriculture Dialogue and Information Network Groups (ADING) program which seeks to further strengthen and improve the public’s trust and confidence in the department.//JSTabangcura