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Field Validation: 2017 Gawad Saka Search for OAS.

 

The last leg of the field validation for the 2017 Gawad Saka Outstanding Agricultural Scientist (OAS) concluded on 3 August 2017. For the OAS category, project sites validated were from the shortlisted nominees: Dr. Olivia P. Damasco of the University of the Philippines Los Baños, Dr. Marissa V. Romero of the Philippine Rice Research Institute, Dr. Felix M. Salas of the Visayas State University, and Dr. Emma K. Sales of the University of Southern Mindanao.

Serving as the field evaluators from the National Technical Committee (NTC) for OAS were Assistant Director Teodoro Solsoloy (BAR), Dr. Edralina Serrano (UPLB), Dr. Roberto Rañola, Jr. (UPLB), Dr. Jonar Yago (NVSU), and Ms. Digna Sandoval (BAR).

Following the desk evaluation held in June of this year, a month-long field validation for both OAS and OAR categories was conducted from July to August to validate the accuracy of information of the nominees’ works in the field level. The evaluators, in particular, looked into the originality of scientific works and methods, and the impact of new knowledge generated from such works. ###

Courtesy call with University of the Philippines Los Baños’ Assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension, Dr. Susan May Calumpang.