DA-BAR and DA-BSWM Programs Orientation with Indian Officials

30 April 2014
3/F RDMIC Bldg., Visayas Ave., Diliman, Quezon City

Text and photos by Anne Camille B. Brion


{vsig_c}0|01.jpg||Officials from the Government of Karnataka in India visit the Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) and the Bureau of Soils and Water Management (BSWM) for an orientation regarding the two institutions’ research and development (R&D) programs and initiatives.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|02.jpg||Serving as the emcee for the activity is Ms. Maureen Mangaring from the Planning and Project Development Division (PPDD) of BAR.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|03.jpg||BAR presents its primer which features its two banner programs, the Community-based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) and the National Technology Commercialization Program (NTCP), along with its other R&D programs.

Dr. Teodoro Solsoloy, assistant director of BAR, further explains the role of the bureau and its activities in view of furthering the agriculture and fisheries R&D in the country. {/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|04.jpg||Meanwhile, BSWM shows an audiovisual presentation regarding the technologies and different R&D activities on soil and water management.

Dr. Gina Nilo, chief of the Laboratory Services Division of BSWM, gives details on the agency’s efforts towards the effective management of the country’s soil and water resources, among many others. {/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|05.jpg||Dr. Heraldo Layaoen, liaison officer of the India-based International Crops Research Institute for the Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) and technical adviser of BAR, also talks about the Philippines’ adoption of the technologies from Bhoochetana through the Yamang Lupa program.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|06.jpg||H.G. Shivananda Murthy, commissioner of the Watershed Development Department of the Government of Karnataka, shares about the integrated watershed development program in the state.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|07.jpg||On the other hand, Dr. B. K. Dharmarajan, director of the Agriculture Department of the Government of Karnataka, discusses on the strategies in the implementation of the Bhoochetana program in India and the significant changes that it was able to achieve especially in terms of agricultural productivity.{/vsig_c}

{vsig_c}0|08.jpg||Group photo{/vsig_c}