With these year’s theme “PADAYON: Sustainable Economy Amidst Pandemic through Native Chicken Technology”, JHCSC delegation headed by President Dr. Mary Jocelyn Villejo-Battung actively participated the Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources, Research and Development Consortium’s (WESMAARRDEC) sponsored Native Chicken FIESTA held last April 12 to 13, 2022 at Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) Main Campus, Zamboanga City.
This year’s FIESTA, which stands for Farms and Industry Encounters through Science and Technology agenda, was held simultaneously with two other consortia, the Western Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (WESVAARRDEC) and the Central Visayas Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium (CVAARRDEC).
FIESTA is an event-based technology transfer modality of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) that aims to promote S&T and its products towards providing competitive and profitable business ventures for the micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in the Agriculture, Aquatic and natural resources sectors of the country.
The said celebration highlighted and focused on the ZamPen Native Chicken’s Techno Business, Technology to People series of forums discussing essential topics for those who are interested and are into the breeding and production. Tips and important “must-dos” on the Breeder Native Chicken and Hatchery Management were enthusiastically shared by researchers and native chicken experts from the three (3) consortia. Three (3) farmer-adapters also shared their tales on the propagation and marketing of the ZamPen Native Chicken.
The event was organized by WESMAARRDEC Director Dr. Teresita Narvaez in partnership with WMSU headed by President Dr. Ma. Carla A. Ochotorena, DOST-PCAARRD, JHCSC headed by President Dr. Mary Jocelyn Villejo- Battung, consortium-member institutions of WESMAARDEC and its partner-consortia, media partners, local government unit officials, the farmers, and the ZamPen Native Chicken adapters.
Along with President Battung were JHCSC VPRERG Dr. Jerry B. Superales, Research Director Dr. Moises Glenn G. Tangalin( Project Leader, ZamPen Native Chicken Breeding and Research Project at JHCSC Dapiwak, Dumingag Campus) and Planning and Development Director Engr. Rodrigo P. Millares Jr., EnP.
The Zampen native chicken is a new Philippine chicken breed that was developed through research partnership of Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) with J.H. Cerilles State College (JHCSC) in collaboration with the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD). The name is derived from its geographical origin, namely, Zamboanga Peninsula.
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