CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – Experts from the Philippine government-hosted Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) will train farmers in the university town of Misamis Oriental on the organic and scientific techniques for breeding native chicken.
The training, to be conducted in partnership with Misamis Oriental State College of Agriculture and Technology (MOSCAT), will start on July 6.
This is the second in a series of training courses under a project being implemented by SEARCA for the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR) dubbed “Production of Organic Feeds for Native Chicken: A Pilot Corn/Sorghum + Cowpea Intercropping Scheme Integrated with Village Feed Milling and Native Chicken Production.”
SEARCA works to strengthen institutional capacities toward inclusive and sustainable agricultural and rural development in the Philippines and other Southeast Asian countries through graduate education, research and development, and knowledge management.
SEARCA Director Dr. Gil Saguiguit, Jr. said the training course seeks to strengthen the capacity of the cooperating farmers in producing organic feeds and raising native chicken. He said major topics to be covered include the Overview of Philippine Native Animals: Status and Potentials, Science-enhanced Native Chicken Production, Health Management of Native Chicken, Feed Production, and Organic Fertilizer Production. A total of 49 farmers have signed up for the training. (Mindanao Examiner)