Hope G. Patricio
Central Philippine University
The Regional Applied Communications Group (RACG) of the Western Visayas Agriculture and Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC) hosted its Second Quarter Meeting on July 7, 2010 at the McNester Food Products in San Isidro, Buenavista, Guimaras.
New RACG representatives from the new and old partner member agencies were recognized and welcomed to the group by Dr. Cora F. Navarra, RACG Coordinator.
After RACG Staff Niño Manaog reported on the past quarters' accomplishments, Dr. Navarra challenged the representatives to submit an entry to PCARRD’s (Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development) Professional Media Awards. The RACG team furnished representatives copies of the guidelines so they could set their targets for the rest of the year.
Earlier in the day, the group attended the Science and Technology-Based Farm Field Day on village-level processing of mango of Magsasaka Siyentista Rebecca Tubongbanua, which featured a video presentation of mango processing and the Package of Technology used for the Enhanced S and T-based processing of sulfite-free and low-sugar dried mangoes.
The local and provincial government units of Guimaras, PCARRD, WESVARRDEC and the Bureau of Plant Industry - National Mango Research and Development Center (BPI-NMRDC) showed their support by sending their top officials to the said field day.