Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Full gear for the year

ASU meets with FITS centers
By Salvacion Villasis
Regional Applied Communications
Aklan State University

The Aklan State University (ASU), WESVARRDEC’s partner member agency (PMA), convened the staff of the Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers in Aklan and Antique for the first quarter meeting at the ASU Conference Hall, Banga, Aklan on February 9, 2010.

ASU Techno Gabay Team Leader Dr. Clyde G. Abayon led the team including Dr. Elsa I. Abayon, RRDG representative, Dr. Lelisa J. Teodosio, Regional Management Information System (RMIS) representative and Regional Applied Communication (RAC) Representative Salvacion Villasis and their alternates, Mr. Arthur Jizmundo, Mr. Louie Garcia and Prof. Carmenchita Tumaca. Abayon’s team met with FITS Managers, Technology Service Specialists, Information Service Specialists and Magsasaka Siyentista from Banga, Ibajay, Nabas, Altavas and Numancia in Aklan and Libertad in Antique.

Abayon briefed the participants on the Techno Gabay Program, particularly on the functions of the FITS staff. Dr. Teodosio discussed concerns on the RMIS including the data content buildup was discussed by the RMIS representative, while Villasis reported on the production and promotion of information, communication and education (IEC) materials. Abayon also presented the criteria for Magsasaka Siyentista (MS) Evaluation.

MS Margarito Andrade of FITS Banga updated the group on the Science and Technology-Based Farm on Native Chicken Production in his farm in Barangay Libas, Banga, Aklan.

The group also discussed the submission of accomplishment report for 2009, calendar of activities and work and financial and business plan for the year.

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