Newly appointed CTU Vice President for Research and Development Adrian Ybañez jump-starts designation with a punt, prompting an immediate response to commence the CHED-approved,15-million project—-“Productivity and Biosecurity of Small-Scale Poultry Layer and Backyard Native Chickens in Central Visayas, Philippines.”
Winning CHED’s favor at the MOA signing in December last year, Dr. Ybañez had all six sub-projects approved in the agency’s bid for a more capacitated Philippine higher education institution as a knowledge depot.
As of late, 10 million has been downloaded for the project’s implementation, indicating surety of the “Discovery -Applied Research and Extension for Trans/Interdisciplinary Opportunities (DARE TO)” program, which springs from CHED’s “Grant-in-Aid for HEI Faculty and Staff Affected by the K-12 Transition.”
CTU Main and CTU Barili are designated as research stations where collaborators (USC, UV and USPF) are expected to materialize outputs.
The 6 projects include: (1) Knowledge, attitude and practices of small-scale poultry layer and backyard native chicken farmers on production and biosecurity management in Central Visayas; (2) Detection and molecular characterization of gastrointestinal parasites in small-scale poultry layer and backyard native chickens in Central Visayas;(3) Molecular epidemiology of selected poultry diseases in small-scale poultry layer and backyard native chickens in Central Visayas; (4) The waste management practices of small-scale poultry layer and backyard native chickens in Central Visayas; (5) Phytochemical screening and evaluation of anthelmintic activity of selected indigenous medicinal plants against gastrointestinal helminths in poultry; and (6) IEC, training and capacity building of small-scale poultry farmers on farm productivity, biosecurity and waste management. UICP/Ann Myril Tiu