Beyond Buzzwords: Transforming Philippine Agriculture!

Conferment of Secretary William Dar with Honoris Causa by DMMMSU (Feb. 4, 2022)

Author: DA Communications Group | 4 February 2022

Agriculture Secretary William Dar was conferred Doctor of Philosophy in Development Administration, Honoris Causa, by the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University (DMMMSU) on February 4, 2022. The conferment adds to the many laurels of the agri chief as a champion of agricultural development and supporter of science-based researches and innovations, geared towards the development of Philippine agriculture.

In his acceptance message, Dar stressed that the agriculture sector has been a pillar of emergency response during trying times, and underscored the vital importance of farmers and fishers in attaining national food security.

As such, Dar renewed his personal mission to look after the welfare of our food heroes and vowed to put them at the center of programs and projects of the Department of Agriculture (DA). He also urged the DMMMSU family to be deeply invested in agriculture as it remains one of the most dynamic and innovative areas of the national and global economy.

Further, he called on the faculty and management of the state university to continue maintaining an alliance with DA in the promotion and development of agricultural technologies. (Photo by Gian Carlo Luague, DA-AFID)