Wednesday, August 24, 2016

WESVAARRDEC conducts training on IEC materials development

The Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium conducted a "Training on Information, Education and Communication (IEC) Materials Development" last August 11-12, 2016 at the Goducate Training Center, San Miguel, Iloilo. The two-day training was facilitated by Ms. Antonieta J. Arceo of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) in Quezon City and was attended by 29 participants from different member institutions of WESVAARRDEC.

The Consortium Member Institutions (CMIs) have available mature technologies and significant R&D breakthroughs ready for promotion or dissemination and IEC materials are the useful tools to promote and disseminate them to target stakeholders. Hence, the training was conducted to equip the participants with the skill on IEC materials development.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

WESVAARRDEC identifies top 3 priority commodities for Region 6

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The Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) has finally identified and endorsed to DOST-PCAARRD its top three (3) priority commodities for Region 6. These three commodities are the angel wings clam (Diwal), yellow cattle and citrus, and will be the focus of PCAARRD's Grant-in-Aid R&D support to WESVAARRDEC for 2016-2017.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016


DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo visiting the consortium's exhibit booth
The Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC)  joined the SIPAG FIESTA Exhibits and Bazaar held last March 2-4, 2016 at DOST-PCAARRD complex, Los Baños, Laguna. The activity was conducted by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) to showcase the best of the Council's agri-aqua research and development (R&D) outputs generated from 2010 to 2016.

SIPAG stands for Strategic Industry S&T Program for Agri-Aqua Growth and FIESTA means Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda.

The event featured exhibits from the regional consortia and Los Baños Science Community as well as a Techno Forum on livestock, aquatic, forestry and natural resources, and crops sectors. The event also included technology demonstrations on artificial insemination on goat, use of portable milking machine in dairy buffalo, swine RFID and remote sensing, and organic farming.

4x4 sq. inches Laminated Bamboo Woven Coaster
WESVAARRDEC, as part of the regional consortia exhibit showcased the new technology on lamination and stiffening of bamboo woven coasters and panel boards featuring the authentic bamboo woven products of Maasin, Iloilo, the leading manufacturer of bamboo products in the region. Another commodity of the region showcased by the consortium was the food products from Aklan State University. These food products featured, the sago spread and maja de sago, were made using the sago flour produced from sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) palm.

From left: Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut (KMC Coordinator); Bethel D. Bacabac, 
Research Assistant; Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, Consortium Director; Dr. Lelisa
Teodosio, ASU. On the right most is a professor from UPV visiting the 
consortiums booth.
Participants from the consortium were spearheaded by the consortium director, Dr. Noeni S. Nepomuceno, along with Dr. Reynaldo N. Dusaran and Dr. Carmelo V. Ambut as the consortium's new cluster coordinators in Technology Transfer Cluster and Knowledge Management Cluster respectively.

The SIPAG FIESTA Exhibits and Bazaar were attended by students, teachers, PCAARRD, partner agencies, farmers and fisherfolk, research and development workers, and DOST officials and staff. (BDB)

More Exhibit Photos

WESVAARRDEC's Bazaar booth for product selling

The exhibitor explains to the participants how the sago flour is made out of sago (Metroxylon sagu Rottb.) palm.

DOST Secretary Mario G. Montejo wearing the salakot handicrafted from Maasin, Iloilo.

The exhibitors preparing the sample food products for food tasting.

Monday, November 02, 2015

25th RSRDH winners bared

Capiz State University, Iloilo State College of Fisheries and Central Philippine University emerged as the top winners during the 25th Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) held last October 29, 2015 at Lopez Jaena Hall, West Visayas State University in Lapaz, Iloilo City.     

About 57 faculty and staff researchers from WESVAARRDEC's consortium member institutions  gathered to participate in the activity  which is held every year to  foster research productivity and friendly competition among the member agencies. The theme for this year's symposium is "Western Visayas: Innovating for Global Competitiveness." A total of 34 research entries comprising natural/biological, social science and  developmental/technological categories were presented during parallel sessions at the audiovisual rooms and readers services section of the University library.

Capiz State University's entry "Immunostimulatory Effects of Probiotics Against Aeromonas hydrophilia Infection in Tilapia" by Stephanie S. Pimentel and Kristel E. Corpuz  was adjudged  as the best paper in the natural/biological science category. Meanwhile, ISCOF's entry "The Economics of Using Biodegradable Wastes in Vermicomposting" authored by Myrna P. Prudente  bagged the best paper award in the social science category.

Central Philippine University bested all other entries in the technological/developmental research category with their paper "Development of Supplemental Feeds  for Free-Range Native Chicken."

Below is the complete list of winners of the 25th RSRDH:


Best Paper Award

Title of entry: Immunostimulatory Effects of Probiotics Against Aeromonas hydrophilia Infection in Tilapia
Agency: Capiz State University
Authors: Stephanie S. Pimentel and Kristel E. Corpuz

1st Runner-Up

Title of entry: Amorphophallus Specie (Araceae) in Catmon-Sibalom, Antique, Philippines
Agency: University of Antique
Authors: Nelibeth P. Fedelicio and Luisito H. Gesolgon

2nd runner-up

Title of entry: Upscaling of Nutrient Expert (NE)-Based Fertilizer  Recommendation for Hybrid Corn in Numancia, Aklan and Cuartero, Capiz
Authors: Luisa P. Fulgueras, Corazon A. Arroyo, Peter S. Sobrevega, Joyce S. Wendam, Floredeliza A. Cortes, Desideria C. Ruzgal and Benjamin A. Gutierrez


Best paper award

Title of entry: The Economics of Using Biodegradable Wastes in Vermicomposting
Agency: Iloilo State College of Fisheries- San Enrique
Author: Dr. Myrna P. Prudente

1st runner- up

Title of entry: The Philippine Economic Growth: The Significance of TVET
Agency: Iloilo Science Technology University
Grace Edmar Elizar-del Prado

2nd runner-up

Title of entry: Rice Value Chain Analysis in Western Visayas
Agency: West Visayas State University
Authors:  Eleodoro Alicante, Joel Araquil, Greta Gabinete, Jelly A. Brillon, Ma. Anne S. Oren


Best paper

Title of entry: Development of Supplemental Feeds  for Free-Range Native Chicken
Agency: Central Philippine University
Authors: Jaime Cabarles Jr., Hope G. Patricio, Froilan C. Cabarles

1st runner up

Title of entry:  Producing pH Indicator from Kamias (Averrhoa bilimbi L.) Flower Extract
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Dr. Shirely R. Jusayan

2nd runner up

Title: Establishment of Sustainable Selection, Breeding and Hatchery Operation for Darag Native Chicken
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Dr. Evelyn D. Tomambo, Dr. Ma. Lulu L. Loyola, Ms. CElsa G. Casiple, Dr. Helen Genandoy, et al.


First prize

Title of entry: Producing pH indicator from Kamias  (Averrhoabilimbi L.) Flower Extract
Agency: West Visayas State University
Author: Shirley R. Jusayan

2nd Prize

Title of entry: Varied Root Crops Flour as Crust for Tart Making
Agency: Capiz State University
Author:  Lucia D. Adodoli

3rd prize

Title of entry: Coral Cover Assessment of Isla de Gigantes, Northern Iloilo
Agency: Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College
Author: Nora O. Suerte

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

WESVARRDEC conducts research proposal preparation and data analysis workshop

The Western Visayas Agriculture Aquatic and Resources Research and Development Consortium continued to strengthen the research capabilities of its consortium member institutions through another follow-up capability building training entitled “Research Proposal Preparation and Data Analysis Writeshop.” The seminar which was held last September 23-25, 2015 at Iloilo Midtown Hotel in Iloilo City served as a refresher course for aspiring faculty-researchers who are already conducting researches.  A total of thirty researchers representing WESVAARRDEC’s various member agencies attended the three-day lecture workshop.

Facilitated by Dr. Cherry Nepomuceno of WVSU Learning Assessment Center and Dr. Greta G. Gabinete of the University Research and Development Center, the seminar aimed to equip the said participants with knowledge  on operational research methods and design  as well as  skills on writing research proposals for research funding by prospective agencies such as CHED-GIA, PCAARRD-GIA etc. The activity is supported in part  by the Grants-in-Aid (GIA) Program of the Department of Science and Technology Regional Office VI.
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