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The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III (DA RFOIII) donated to the CLSU Research Office a multi-tilling machine/cultivator worth Php 184,975.00 last December.
It will be used by the Research Office in its legumes and high value crops experiment and production areas.
According to Dr. Ma Excelsis M. Orden, Research Director, the donation was covered by a memorandum of agreement signed by DA RFOIII Regional Executive Director Roy M. Abaya, and LCSU President Tereso A. Abella. It is premised on the relevant functions of both parties to support the high value crops development program of the government, and to promote among researchers the “attainment of sustainable productivity and profitable farming”.
Dr. Orden also said that the machine was requested in connection with the Office’s target to produce higher quality seeds of soybean and other crops.
The Research Office is the producer and supplier of quality soybean seeds (known as CLSOY) in the region.
The DA RFOIII, on the other hand, implements soybean program in the region and supports farmers by providing them quality CLSOY seeds. Over the years, however, the Research Office lacks seeds to meet its own requirement as well as that of the DA RFO III due to lack of farm equipment.
“The multipurpose cultivator hopes to solve this problem so that the two agencies can respond further to the soybean industry’s need”, Dr. Orden said.
The donation was made possible with the support of the Head of the High Value Crops Program of DA RFOIII, Mr. Fenando Lorenzo, a LCSU alumnus (BS Agriculture 1980).
Dr. Oden, in her acknowledgment letter to the donor, expressed appreciation and recognition of the importance of the machine to facilitate improvement in the yields from agricultural crops. “With this, we will be able to respond better to farmers’ needs for quality soybean seeds”, she said.
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