Ateneo de Davao University paves its partnership with Mindanao farmers and agricultural researchers. Event Host Noel Salazar spiced up the occassion by sharing his introductory spiels about the scenario of cultivation in rural areas.

“Medyo naningkamot jud ang atoang mga mang-uuma labi na karon ting-panahon sa El Niňo (Our farmers are working hard especially now in the season of El Niňo),” Salazar shared.

10 farmer researchers willingfully explained their own styles for their own farming methods and researches.

Farmer researcher, Diego dela Cruz, focused about the importance of rice breeding. He indicated that it is one of the efficient ways to reach a higher quality of the product through a cross-plant (cross breed & planting) cycle.

The breedings run in seven stages (F1 to F7). In addition, it takes time to complete the action itself.

“Kailangan nato magtinabangay isip mga mag-uuma (We need to help each other as farmers),” dela Cruz added.

The event was organized by: Masipag Mindanao and co-sponsoed by the University Community Engagement & Advocacy Council (UCEAC); School of Business and Governance Entrepreneurship; Agribusiness Department of Ateneo de Davao University; Philippine Agriculturists Society.

By: Kenneth Unabia & Mark Mariscal

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