In a significant stride towards fostering growth within the local rubber industry, Dr. Cheryl L. Eusala, Ph.D., the esteemed Executive Director of the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI), orchestrated a successful request for collaboration. Through a courtesy call facilitated by Mr. Rey M. Domingo, Chief of the Agricultural Program Coordinating Office (APCO), Dr. Eusala sought an area from OIC-Regional Director of DA-RFOXII, Dr. John Pascual. Graciously, the request for a dedicated PRRI office was granted, culminating in a noteworthy visit by PRRI staff and engineers on January 10, 2024, at the AMRES in Amas, Kidapawan City.

The collaborative effort between PRRI and regional agricultural authorities exemplifies a shared commitment to propelling positive change within the rubber farming community. Driven by the vision of providing enhanced support services to local rubber farmers, PRRI’s strategic move to seek collaboration with OIC Regional Director Dr. John Pascual underscores the institute’s dedication to cultivating an environment conducive to sustained growth and prosperity.

The courtesy call, meticulously orchestrated by Mr. Rey M. Domingo, serves as a testament to the power of inter-agency collaboration. Such strategic alliances are pivotal in fostering a united approach to addressing challenges and implementing innovative solutions in the agricultural sector.

The approval of the request for a dedicated PRRI office stands as a pivotal milestone, symbolizing the willingness of regional authorities to actively support and engage with PRRI’s initiatives. Dr. Eusala’s visionary leadership and strategic acumen played a central role in securing this collaboration, reinforcing PRRI’s position as a proactive force in advancing the local rubber industry.

The visit to AMRES on January 10, 2024, provided a platform for PRRI staff and engineers to engage in fruitful discussions, exploring potential areas of cooperation, and laying the foundation for a collaborative partnership. Topics of discussion ranged from resource allocation and research initiatives to the implementation of support services geared towards improving the overall well-being of rubber farmers.

As PRRI continues to forge ahead with its mission, the success of this collaborative effort stands as a beacon of inspiration. It exemplifies the positive outcomes that can be achieved when public and private entities join forces, working towards the shared goal of elevating the local rubber industry to new heights of success and sustainability.

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