Forty-five farmer cooperators participate in training on organic and scientific production of native chicken
The participants with MOSCAT staff and the SEARCA - DA-BAR team.
MISAMIS ORIENTAL, Philippines – A total of 45 farmer cooperators comprised the second batch of participants in the training course on Organic and Scientific Native Chicken Production on 6 July 2015 at the Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT) in Claveria, Misamis Oriental. This activity is part of the project entitled Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated with Village Feed Milling and Native Chicken Production that is being implemented by SEARCA, with MOSCAT as partner, for the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR).
The training covered the following topics: (1) Overview of Philippine Native Animals: Status and Potentials, (2) Science-enhanced Native Chicken Production, (3) Health Management of Native Chicken, (4) Feed Production, and (5) Organic Fertilizer Production.
Dr. Agapita J. Salces, Poultry Nutritionist cum Animal Breeder; Dr. Jezie A. Acorda, Veterinarian; and Prof. Medardo G. Cosadio, faculty member of the MOSCAT Institute of Agriculture, served as the lead lecturers. Dr. Rosalito A. Quirino, Dr. Nelda R. Gonzaga, and Dr. Alma L. Cosadio, all of MOSCAT, as well as Dr. Arsenio D. Calub, Project Leader, provided technical assistance during the training. Ms. Evelyn H. Juanillo, Executive Assistant, and Mr. Alvin L. Fontanil, Project Development Officer, both of DA-BAR, were also present during the event. (Maribel B. Almanza)
Dr. Rosalito A. Quirino, MOSCAT President, gives the welcome remarks.
A participant receives her certificate from Dr. Arsenio D. Calub, Project Leader, and Dr. Rosalito A. Quirino, MOSCAT President.