By Estrella Z. Gallardo
Dr. Reynaldo V. Ebora, Acting Executive Director of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD) said “We need to collaborate in order to attain the progress of our nation that we all aim for,” during BCAARRD FIESTA at the Albay Farmers Bounty Village in Cabangan, Camalig, Albay, Bicol.
BCAARRD stands for Bicol Consortium for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development’s and FIESTA stands for Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda held on March 7-8, 2019.
Dr. Ebora mentioned that the BCAARRD Agri FIESTA champions R&D gains in sweet potato, queen pineapple, and coconut production contribute in the economic development in the Bicol Region. He also noted the Council’s research initiatives to address problems in the production of the said commodities.
PCAARRD chief Ebora, acknowledging the presence of students among the audience during the program, referred to them as the future leaders, researchers, and scientists and encouraged them to continue the pursuit of the country’s development by pursuing science and technology courses, particularly on agriculture and fisheries. (MegaManila Science Journalists)