DOrSU, DA partner for food resilience
The Davao Oriental State University (DOrSU) in partnership with the Department of Agriculture (DA) officially launched the Gulayan sa Pamantasan Project (GPP) on November 11, 2021 at the DOrSU Marfori Campus.
The launching commenced with a ceremonial planting with key officials from the University and DA together with representatives from the agricultural sector. Among those present in the activity are SUC President III Dr. Roy G. Ponce, Senior Science Research Specialist Mrs. Anecita Telabangco, Supervising Science Research Specialist Mrs. Nida Gigayon, Senior Agriculturist Ms. Maureen A. Madoc, VP for RDE Dr. Wilanfranco Tayone, and Director for Extension Dr. Misael Clapano who is also the Project Leader.
The GPP is one of the components of the Promoting Food Resiliency among Communities in Partnership with SUCs: DARRDEN Collaborative Project which promotes urban gardening among various communities. The other components of the project are Itikan sa Pamantasan Project (IPP) and Palaisdaan sa Pamantasan Project (PPP), with the latter having kickstarted the series of trainings for fisher folk last November 10, 2021, at Banaybanay, Davao Oriental.
DARRDEN or Davao Region Research Development and Extension Network created the Food Resiliency Collaborative Project as a response to the Ahon Lahat Pagkaing Sapat (ALPAS) Kontra sa COVID-19 or Plant, Plant, Plant Program of the DA which aims to capacitate communities in agricultural research and production in collaboration with State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) in the midst of the current global health crisis.