The Institution for Research and Community Services of Pembangunan Nasional “Veteran” Jawa Timur invited two of CTU’s experts, Dr. Corazon P. Macachor and Dr. Nerissa S. Quiñones, to talk about coconut and its applications.
“The world will continue to be interested in enhancing ways to benefit from coconut,” Dr. Macachor said.
Research Month Program will run from October 1 through November 18 in Indonesia. Part of the activity is an international seminar at IBIS Hotel Surabaya on November 15.
Dr. Ir. Sukendah, head of Institution for Research and Community Services, believes that Dr. Macachor and Dr. Quiñones’ could enrich the participants’ understanding in utilizing coconut. The interest was known right after Dr. Macachor informed Sukendah about the extensive applications of coconut not mentioned in the former’s study.
Being with the research and extension team in CTU for a couple of years now, Macachor and Quiñones have been able to explore much on the way the resource could become one of the major, potent sources to strengthen some of governments’ policies on food security.
Dr. Sukendah informed CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. of the invitation on Tuesday, September 13.
Moreover, Dr. Macachor hopes that sharing knowledge to her future audience will be materialized. She was recently conferred the rank, University Professor, while Dr. Quiñones is Professor 5. They have been partners in extending knowledge to communities under the university’s mandate on production, extension.
In February, Dr. Macachor and the team attended the KAANIB Coconut Farmer Leaders’ Congress organized by Office of the Presidential Assistant for Food Security and Agricultural Modernization and Philippine Coconut Authority Region VII. (UPO)