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PRRI Executive Director, Dr. Cheryl Lazaga Eusala, led a team to the DA’s Internal Budget Conference and Forum, securing crucial budget allocations for the upcoming fiscal year. The forums, held on February 7th and 8th, facilitated discussions and planning for efficient resource allocation aligned with PRRI’s goals. Dr. Eusala actively engaged with officials, ensuring transparency and strategic financial management for continued advancements in rubber research. This successful participation paves the way for a fruitful year of innovation and impact for the institute.
February 13, 2024
Fostering Collaboration under the RAISE Program: PRRI Participates in IPTBM Joint Study Mission in Mindanao
A group of 23 representatives from various research institutions in Western Mindanao participated in a joint study mission from February 4-10, 2024, under the RAISE Program. The study mission aimed to enhance intellectual property protection and drive innovation in the region’s research and development. The participants visited and learned from the best practices of other institutions in IP management, technology transfer, and commercialization. The study mission also fostered collaboration and knowledge exchange among the participating institutions, strengthening their commitment to innovation and research excellence. The study mission was a significant step in implementing the IPTBM project and contributing to the vision for Bagong Pilipinas.
Dr. Jill Villanueva Participates in IRRDB Training Fellowship and International Rubber Conference (IRC)
Dr. Jill Villanueva of PRRI represented the Philippines at the IRRDB-RAOT Training Fellowship in Thailand, empowering young scientists in the rubber sector. Through research visits, presentations, and networking, participants gained valuable insights and Dr. Villanueva showcased expertise with her research on rubber diseases and pests. This program fosters collaboration for a sustainable rubber industry future.
February 12, 2024
Curuan National High School’s STEM students embarked on an immersive scientific adventure at the Philippine Rubber Research Institute (PRRI) on February 1st, 2024. Guided by Ms. Leah G. Angeles and PRRI specialists, these future researchers delved into the intricacies of rubber tree disease detection. Through hands-on activities, the students transformed theory into practice, examining infected leaves to uncover the presence of Pestalotiopsis Leaf Fall Disease (PLFD). This engaging platform ignited their passion for scientific exploration, fueling their aspirations to become future leaders in the field.
PRRI embraces partnerships like this, bridging the gap between academia and industry. They welcome all eager to expand their knowledge, ensuring a seamless integration of research and education. By inspiring young minds like these budding scientists, PRRI lays the foundation for a brighter, more sustainable future for agriculture.
February 7, 2024
In a push to bridge the gap between research and practice, WESMAARRDEC’s recent workshop on crafting impactful IEC materials equipped RAISE Program implementers with the skills to create targeted resources for the agri-fishery sector. Recognizing the crucial role of customization, the workshop emphasized tailoring IEC materials to specific project needs and challenges. This paves the way for more effective knowledge dissemination and a sustainable future for the rubber industry, ensuring planted seeds of knowledge blossom into abundant yields.
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