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Presentation of SEARCA-BAR IKM Mentorship Program

31 July 2017 .
Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR)

 

A team from the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) met with officials of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), led by its director, Dr. Nicomedes P. Eleazar, to present the Information and Communication Management (IKM) Mentorship Program: Communicating Agriculture and Fisheries Research for Inclusive and Sustainable Development or CAFRISD.

Ms. Elaine DC. Llarena, an assistant professor at the Department of Science and Communication, College of Development Communication-University of the Philippines Los Baños (CDC-UPLB), presented the program including the background, objectives, methodology, and its uniqueness as a mentorship program. Ms. Llarena also presented the results of the Learning Needs Assessment (LNA) which was conducted to determine the learners’ knowledge, skills, and work scope.

The IKM program, which is spearheaded by the Applied Communication Division of BAR, aims to facilitate improved reporting and knowledge management in agriculture and fisheries, thereby bringing relevant agri-fishery information, researches, and technologies to intended users and beneficiaries towards inclusive growth and sustainable development. ###

SEARCA team and BAR officials and staff in a group photo opportunity.