Wednesday, March 23, 2011

ASU convenes FITS centers

By Salvacion Villasis
RAC Representative
Aklan State University

The Aklan State University (ASU), partner member agency (PMA) of Western Visayas Agriculture Resources and Research Development Consortium (WESVARRDEC), convened the staff of the Farmers’ Information and Technology Services (FITS) Centers in Aklan and Antique for the First Quarter Meeting, Consultation-Workshop and WESVARRDEC Monitoring on February 24, 2011 at the ASU Conference Hall, Banga, Aklan.

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

Regional Techno Gabay Coordinator Dr. Anna Mae Relingo spearheaded the WESVARRDEC monitoring. She emphasized that documentation of FITS Center activities be enhanced. She encouraged the FITS Centers to maximize social networking such as having facebook accounts which serves as venue in disseminating the activities of FITS Centers, promoting MS products and technologies and be updated also of WESVARRDEC activities.

Relingo shared to the group the last quarter report of Techno Gabay, wherein she acknowledged the important contributions of FITS Centers. RTGP Staff Nicolas Banquero talked about the Techno Gabay Awards and Regional Techno Gabay Summit and TechnoMart. Dr. Abayon discussed to the group the submission of accomplishment report for 2010, and business plan for the year.

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