By Niño S. Manaog
Two pieces of information, education and communication (IEC) materials developed by the WESVARRDEC’s Regional Applied Communications Group (RACG) were recently published and released for dissemination this quarter.
The WESVARRDEC 2010 brochure, a four-piece state-of-the-art brochure detailing the consortium’s mission and vision and its three components, namely—the Techno Gabay, Applied Communications and Management Information Systems.
Besides the list of the partner member agencies and its 40 Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS) centers, the brochure also features the consortium’s various activities and programs implemented since the start of the term of current Director Joseph Edward Idemne in 2008.
Then, through the help of PCARRD’s Applied Communication Division (ACD), RACG facilitated the publication of a ten-page primer on agriculture titled “Ang Pag-Obra kag Mga Gamit sang Uling nga Ugabhang (Carbonized Rice Hull)” authored by RACG Coordinator Cora Navarra of the Capiz State University (CapSU) and FITS CapSU Mambusao Technology Services Specialist (TSS) Eduardo Navarra.
In April 2010, PCARRD shipped 1,000 copies of the CRH primer, while RACG published 1,000 copies of the consortium’s brochure also within the same quarter. Some 20 copies of the materials were also issued to the representatives and the official representatives of the partner member agencies during the Second RRDCC Meeting held at the University of Antique in Sibalom, Antique in June 2010.
Copies of the two IEC materials were given out to the 16 RACG representatives—new and old—during the Second Quarter Meeting at McNester Food Products in San Isidro, Buenavista, Guimaras. Other copies were also given to walk-in visitors of the One Stop Information Shop located at UP Visayas’s Main Building in General Luna Street, Iloilo City.