CTU to lead region 7 institutions in seaweed research

CTU  contributes to seaweed narrative through FIESTA initiative (in Tagbilaran) in hopes to transform the region’s economy.

Central Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CVAARRDEC) chose CTU  to lead region 7 institutions  in conducting a study on seaweeds.

The decision came out at the launching of Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA) in Tagbilaran early in May, putting major responsibility on the current chair of the consortium’s R &D Division.

Technology Transfer and Knowledge Management Clusters(TTKMC) created the platform, FIESTA, to manage talks on seaweed production for the region’s transformation, which entailed details on reasons for its low productivity and income of seaweed farmers.

TTKMC primarily aims at  identifying mature and appropriate technologies for efficient utilization, adoption, and commercialization for sustainable development in agriculture, aquatic and natural resources.

Edwin Villar, acting deputy executive director for R&D of the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), positively iterated on seaweed farming as having great potential in improving the region’s economy.

PCAARRD already started the Seaweed Industry Strategic S&T Program (ISP), which is lent much support by CVAARRDEC. Office of the Vice President for Research and Development