Tuesday, August 12, 2014
DA-BAR recognizes IRRI’s contributions to the improvement of the plight of Filipino farmers
The Bureau of Agricultural Research (BAR) of the Department of Agriculture (DA) cited IRRI’s efforts to strengthen partnership and establish collaborations to introduce technologies that will benefit and improve the lives of Filipino farmers during the 10th Agriculture and Fisheries Technology Forum and Product Exhibition and the 27th Bureau of Agricultural Research anniversary on 8 August.
Dr. Nicomedes Eleazar, BAR director, gave the welcome remarks during the opening ceremonies. ICRISAT’s Director General William Dar and Sorsogon Representative Evelina Escudero shared inspirational messages. The keynote address was delivered by Romeo Recide, assistant secretary for Policy and Planning, on behalf of Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala.
Dr. Bruce Tolentino, IRRI’s deputy director general for communication and partnerships, accepted the plaque of recognition.
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