CTU Argao took on another role as an agro-industrial business developer and provider after signing the 3-million deal with the local government and National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) on March 29th.
The agreement, whose budget is secured from the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation (PAGCOR), is expected to take effect within this year.
It underscored the campus’ extension project, “Tinabangay Alang sa Ma-uswagun’g Barangay: YAno nga SolusYONG tinu-uray (TAMBAYAYONG),” as the mode of materializing its economic campaign in the south.
The project relied on Graduate School dean Ariel Ramos’ study “Pagmanokan” and colleague Paul Duran’s critical appraisal of Philippine native chicken production for knowledge and skills to be cascaded to the beneficiaries.
It also drew inspiration from extension chair Teresita Cleopolda Sarile’s “Recovering from the Effects of Covid-19 Pandemic through Skills Training of Marginalized Sector: Basis for a Local Economic and Sustainable Development Plan.”
CTU Argao will implement said project in Barangay Butong, where a permanent trading post will be installed to encourage more farmers from neighboring municipalities to take part.
The Graduate School, LGU, and NAPC will market the products, monitor the activities, and seek additional funding, respectively, to ensure efficiency and productivity in the whole process.
At the MOA signing, NAPC said it’s planning to make the venture a template for poverty alleviation in rural communities via the academe and the LGU. Evangeline Rellin/ICPA Argao