Special Meeting on RRDEN of Region 6



In response to the revitalization efforts of the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) on the Regional Research, Development and Extension Network (RRDEN), the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office (DA-RFO) 6 – one of the network members – held a special meeting on 19 October 2018 in Jaro, Iloilo City.

The meeting was attended by the regional network’s member institutions coming from various state universities and colleges (SUCs), local government units (LGUs), DA regional attached agencies, and research outreach stations of the DA-RFO 6. Leading the meeting was Dr. Peter Sobrevega, regional technical director for research and regulations of DA-RFO 6.

BAR, represented by its Applied Communication Division Head and RRDEN Regional Coordinator Julia Lapitan, presented the implementing guidelines of the network as well as the blueprint of the RRDEN facility with funding support from the bureau.

The meeting agenda focused on establishing the network’s structure at the regional level which will entail a permanent focal point system for continuity and sustainability; prioritizing of regional research and development agenda and program in lieu with the national government’s priority programs and commodities; establishing strong linkages within and among the network members of the region; and strengthening and intensifying the Information and Knowledge Management (IKM) system as a vital component to further the RDE initiatives of the region.

RRDEN is a network of regional and provincial collaborators in undertaking the regional RDE programs, under the guidance of BAR and the Agricultural Training Institute towards a “one system, one program approach” for agrifishery R&D. ###

A brief meeting between DA-RFO 6 Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Dr. Peter Sobrevega and BAR-Applied Communication Division Head and region 6’s RRDEN coordinator Julia Lapitan discussing the region’s organizational and proposed network structure

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