The University of Negros Occidental – Recoletos, School of Agriculture of the College of Arts and Sciences conducted a forum entitled “Consensus and Convergence of Stakeholders for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability” at the UNO-R Little Theater, July 20.
Locally and Internationally known Resource Persons shared their knowledge and experiences to the AgRecoletos students and invited guests. Participants were also given the chance to share their thoughts and raise their concerns through an open forum with the speakers.
Dr. Neil Ningal, Consultant on Food Security and Sustainability of Negros Occidental discussed the “Pagkaon sa Negrosanon Sustainability Road Map.”
The Rigors of Gilbor Pig Farming were tackled by Abraham Gilbor, Owner and Farm Operation Manager, in which he shared different perspectives of Hog raising.
Dr. Oscar Bulaong Jr., Executive Director. of Gov. Jose B. Fernandez Ethics Center, explained Agribusiness Ethics in detail.
A well elaborated talk on “Interfacing Role of Academe Research and Extension for Food Sustainability ” was given by the International Editor of Agricultural Journals, Dr. Paulino Oñal, Jr. Oñal was also a Book and Article Author, Regional Lead Assessor for Sugarcane Production NC II and Consultant on Organic Sugarcane Production.
Dean Annabee M. Claur of the College of Arts and Sciences, formally closed the program by giving emphasis on the commitment of the students as an Agriculturist and as an Artian.
This forum indeed commenced a convergence among the agricultural stakeholders into being equipped to mitigating and coping climate change, COVID-19 pandemic, world oil crisis, increasing inflation rates and other challenges that the future may bring.
Written by: James Patrick Laporno