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Inauguration of the Multipurpose Building Cum Laboratory Training Center at ISPSC (July 24, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 24 July 2021

Agriculture Secretary William Dar led the inauguration of the Multipurpose Building Cum Laboratory Training Center at the Candon campus of the Ilocos Sur Polytechnic State College (ISPSC) on July 24, 2021.

The P32 million (M) training center, which started construction in 2015, aims to provide a venue for education and extension for tourism and hotel management students to ultimately prepare them to take part in the promotion of tourism in Candon and other towns in Ilocos Sur.

In his message, Secretary Dar encouraged the ISPSC to push for more engagements in agricultural production and innovations and urged for a stronger research program anchored on the food value chain concerns of the province.

“Show your relevance in Ilocos Sur, most especially in food production. Increase the level productivity in rice,” Sec. Dar said.

The agri chief reiterated the continued support of the Department of Agriculture (DA) to the state college, and committed P20M in funds for the establishment of an Agribusiness Center and Innovation Center.

During the President’s Day celebration, the DA chief challenged ISPSC and other higher learning institutions to take the pathway towards research by investing in innovations and technology that will hone the skills and abilities. (Photo by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)

Matrix of Comments and Suggestions on the Proposed Department of Agriculture (DA) Memorandum Circular on Plant Breeding Innovations (PBIs)

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The matrix can be viewed and downloaded using this link: https://bit.ly/DA-memo-circular-on-PBIs-matrix-of-comments

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