Case Studies: Research Collaboration between Research Institutions, LGU, and NGAs
Prudenciano U. Gordoncillo, Imelda R. Molina, Jose Nestor M. Garcia, Marc Jim M. Mariano, Victor A. Rodulfo, Jr, and Arvin Jay S. Carandang
As part of the project funded by the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) titled, Strengthening Agricultural Research and Development towards ASEAN Integration, case studies were conducted to show the collaboration of an agricultural research institute with a local government unit (LGU) and other national government agencies (NGAs).
The case study research collaboration was selected based on the previous benchmarking activity conducted for the agricultural research and development (ARD) institutions of the country. In the said benchmarking activity, eight regions were selected. In each selected region, two state universities and colleges (SUCs) and the research division of DA’s Regional Field Office were interviewed. A questionnaire to assess the collaboration of the research institutions was developed. From the results of the benchmarking activity, two case studies of research collaboration were selected based on the list of SUCs, where the focus group discussions (FGDs) were conducted. The SUCs identified are a representation of a high research output university on high-value crops like vegetables, in the case of Benguet State University (BSU), and a low research output university on traditional crops like rice, in the case of Bulacan Agricultural State College (BASC).
The case studies focused on the collaboration between BASC and the LGU of San Ildefonso, Bulacan, and BSU with NGAs in CAR.
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