Review of Climate Change R&D Projects.



The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR), as the lead coordinating agency for Climate Change R&D Program, spearheaded the review of two proposals and one on-going research project on climate change on 14 June 2018 at BAR, Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City.

Present as evaluators were: Engr. Roberto Villa of the Center for Environmental Law and Policy Advocacy, Inc.; Dr. Luis Rey Velasco of the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB); and Dr. Mudjekeewis Santos of the National Fisheries Research and Development Institute. Also present were BAR Climate Change focals and technical staff from the Program Development Division and Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division.

One of the research proposals discussed was an assessment study of the agriculture and fishery resources of Casiguran, Aurora. According to Mr. Marco De Guzman of Aurora State College of Technology, the research will serve as a baseline reference for policies on climate change mitigation. Following De Guzman’s presentation was Dr. Pablito Magdalita of UPLB who presented his proposal on developing papaya varieties with tree architecture that are resistant to drought, waterlogging, and strong winds.

The evaluation was concluded with a report of an on-going project by CARAGA State University. Dr. Tomas M. Austral shared the preliminary results of the research project that aims to develop feeding formulas, methods, and practiced that help mitigate the greenhouse gasses contributed by livestock. ###

BAR holds the review with three project proponents of climate change research.

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