By Jethro B. Dagunan
Carlos Hilado Memorial State College
Two papers were cited good researches during the in-house review of the Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, a partner member agency (PMA) of Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) held July 9, 2009 at CHMSC Binalbagan Campus. These were the management practices of grouper by Dr. Mario Abeto and the paper on Jatropha Oil Extractor Machine of Mr. Ronnie P. Iwayan. The top researches automatically qualify as official entries in WESVARRDEC’s upcoming regional symposium in August.
Composed of seasoned research evaluators from across the region including WESVARRDEC Director Joseph Edward O. Idemne, who headed the panel, Dr. Edgardo G. Pineda and Dr. Aldwin M. Teves of Negros State College of Agriculture (NSCA), Engr. Igmedio Tabianan Office of the Provincial Agriculture (OPA) of Negros Occidental and Dr. Romeo D. Caturao of the Polytechnic State College of Antique (PSCA), the panel evaluated six projects and five proposed studies in all.
WESVARRDEC Director Idemne encouraged researchers to continue doing research for the technical and financial support opportunities of the agency in order to address the needs of the farmers in Western Visayas.
Dr. Benny A. Palma (in the picture), OIC president of CHMSC, said he puts more importance to research for the development of the countryside sectors and of the country’s competitiveness edge in field of technology worldwide.
Enjoining collaboration and cooperation in research, Palma likewise stressed the need for research in the fields of food security, biofuel or renewable alternative sources of energy, climate change mitigation, and post-harvest facilities, among others.