The “Rural Enterprise Development through Innovative Goat Production System” placed first in the development categories of the recently held Regional Symposium on Research and Development Highlights (RSRDH) in Regions 2, 3, and 8.
Otherwise known as RED, the winning program commenced in 2007 in Regions 1, 2, 3, and 8. It was completed in 2009. The Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit (DA-RFU) of Region 8 led the implementation with Dr. Wilson Cerbito at the helm.
In Region 1, Dr. Jovita Datuin of DA-RFU Region 1 managed the project. In Region 2, Dr. Jonathan Nayga of the Isabela State University took charge. In Region 3, Dr. Edgar Orden of the Central Luzon State University piloted.
The program’s winning streak started in 2009 when the project leaders presented their projects in their respective agency in-house reviews. All the projects stood out and bagged the best paper award in the development category.
In 2010, history repeats itself, this time, at the RSRDH. Three projects won the best paper award in the same category, while the other project placed second.
With its performance in RSRDH, the three regional winners were integrated as one entry to the 2010 National Symposium for Agriculture and Resources Research and Development (NSARRD), a first in the award’s history.
Incidentally, RED emerged as one of the top two contenders in the development category of NSARRD. Winners will be announced during the 38th Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCARRD) anniversary to be held on November 10 at the Dusit Thani Hotel in Makati City.