BSU research recognized in CorCAAARRD regional symposium and student congress

By upao - Posted on 13 November 2018

Eleven various BSU research were recognized in the 28th Regional Symposium on RDE Highlights for AAFNR and 2nd Regional Student Research Congress on October 18, 2018 at Kalinga State University with the theme, “Man-uugudan: Unfolding RDE Potentials in CAR for Broader S&T Innovation and Linkages.”

There were 44 papers presented and evaluated in the regional symposium while 23 papers were also included in the student congress. The entries came from the different Consortium Member Institutions (CMIs) of the Cordillera Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Resources Research and Development (CorCAARRD). The regional symposium consisted of the AFNR (Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources) and social categories while the student congress consisted of the science and social categories.

The winning BSU research under the AFNR category-oral are: “SHIITAKE Production Technology Development as Component of Arabica Coffee-based Agroforestry in the Cordillera Highlands” by Bernard S. Tad-awan, Joel S. Acyapas and Marjorie G. Salavaria, 1st Best Paper; and “Use of Atoxigenic Flavus Isolated from Philippine Peanuts to Arrest Pre-Harvest Aflatoxin Production in Peanut” by Janet S. Luis, Robert C. Kmerait Jr. & Anthony E. Glen, 2nd Best Paper.

In the social category-oral, the winning researches are “Sweetpotato Fusarium Infection in Selected Communities in Benguet and Ifugao Provinces” by Ruth S. Batani, Rhea S. Loncio, Kacy O. Labon, Raiah S. Batani, Romeo A. Gomez Jr., and Teresita D. Masangcay, 1st Best Paper; “BSU TALKnology Touching Lives of Rural Community in the Northern Philippine Highland” by Constantino T. Sudaypan, Julie I. Calatan, and Almira P. Bentadan and “Indigenous Knowledge System in a Changing Landscape : The Case of Itogon Watershed” by Ruth S. Batani, Ann Heather B. Kiwang, Maeciana M. Balusadan, Raiah S. Batani, & Raiza Blaise H. Pangosban were awarded as 2nd Best Papers.

For the Best Poster Competition, AFNR category, the research “Formulation and Evaluation of Flavored Potato Ice Cream” by Dominga E. Gabriel won 2nd Best Poster. In the social category, the winning papers include “Root and Tuber Food Preparation Practices among Indigenous People in Northern Philippines” by Dalen T. Meldoz, Betty T. Gayao and Grace S. Backian as 1st Best Poster and “Informal Seed System on Greater Yam: Knowledge and Practices among Indigenous People in Northern Philippines” by Dalen T. Meldoz, Betty T. Gayao and Grace S. Backian as 3rd Best Poster.

Winning papers of the student congress under the undergraduate science category-oral competition are “Design, Fabrication and Performance Evaluation of a Motorized Cocoon Deflossing Machine” by Lester Clyde B. Angel, 1st Best Paper and “Water Yield of a Fog Harvester as Affected by Mesh Material and its Orientation” by Diosteness A. Balinte and Donalyn Macaburas, 2nd Best Paper. For the undergraduate social category-oral competition, the winning paper is “Purging the Tunnels: Decision-Making Process of Kabayan Indigenous Peoples Community on Hydro Electric Power Project by Aurita S. Budikey, 1st Best Paper.

The regional symposium and student congress by the CorCAARRD aims to review and facilitate dissemination of technologies and significant findings which have been identified during the Agency In-House Reviews of the various Research and Development Institutions (RDIs). The activity also serves as an avenue where matured technologies are classified for commercialization and where measures for the improvement in the identification, implementation, and monitoring of researches in the region are conceptualized.//JSTabangcura