Training-Workshop on RBM&E for Agriculture and Fisheries R&D



To strengthen the capacities of the Bureau of Agricultural Research’s (BAR) technical staff in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and to develop the results framework of different research and development (R&D) programs being handled‚ the bureau‚ through its Program Monitoring and Evaluation Division (PMED) spearheaded the “Training-Workshop on Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBM&E) for Agriculture and Fisheries Research and Development” on 6-9 August 2018 in Quezon City.

The four-day activity focused on results-based M&E‚ with BAR’s major and commodity programs as actual working materials including the Community-based Action Research (CPAR) program‚ National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP)‚ National Organic Agriculture Program (NOAP)‚ High Value Crops Development Program (HVCDP)‚ and National Corn Program.

Dr. Romeo B. Santos‚ an RBM&E advocate and regional consultant at ASEAN High Level Conference on Social Protection‚ served as the resource speaker during the training. He is also a professor at the University of the Philippines Diliman.

Among the topics discussed included the importance and role of RBM&E; RBM&E system and the theory of change; designing the RBM&E performance framework; implementing the RBM&E system; and sustaining the RBM&E system. Workshop outputs per lesson were presented by each group thereafter.

With the bureau accommodating hundreds of projects in support to various programs of the Department of Agriculture‚ M&E is deemed fundamental to ensure the smooth and effective implementation of these programs. BAR‚ as the DA’s arm for R&D‚ has raised the standards of agrifishery R&D demonstrating accountability‚ transparency‚ and high impact results contributing to the sector’s growth and development. ###

Group photo of participants during the RBM&E training

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