By Estrella Z. Gallardo
In a joint RRDCC Chairpersons, Consortium Directors, and PCAARRD Directorate’s Meeting, held at the DOST-PCAARRD Innovation and Technology Center (DPITC), Los Baños, Laguna, former Regional Research and Development Coordinating Council (RRDCC) Chairpersons and Consortium Directors of the different consortia were organized.
The different consortia referred to were organized by the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST-PCAARRD).
The RRDCC is the policy-making body of the consortium and is composed of the heads of the member agencies. It lays down policies and guidelines and approves long term consortium plans as well as approves and endorses to PCAARRD the regional integrated R&D program. (MegaManila Science Journalists)