DOST entrusts SARAI Project to CTU

CTU relishes its renewed partnership with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD), receiving 4 million for SARAI Project-Phase II.

The signing of the memorandum on April 5 proved DOST- PCAARRD’s trust in CTU to be one of the co-implementers for the research program Smarter Approaches to Reinvigorate Agriculture as an Industry in the Philippines (SARAI) Phase II  after the successful implementation of Phase I that drew much contribution from the university.

CTU President Rosein A. Ancheta Jr. (C) and CTU Barili Campus Director Genes Pasaje (L) lead one of the SUCs chosen by DOST-PCAARRD to conduct SARAI Phase II.

Set to go well until 2021, Phase II centers on operationalizing community-level hubs capable of performing, monitoring, forecasting and delivering crop advisories in sites with a budget of 4 million per SUC involved.

The project has since  produced and developed outputs that are helpful not just to farmers but also to agriculture extension workers, LGUs, and SUCs.

Other co-implementers are Isabela State University, Central Luzon State University, University of the Philippines Los Banos, Mindoro State College of Agriculture and Technology, Western Philippine University, West Visayas State University, Central Mindanao University, University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines, and University of Southern Mindanao. ICPA