30 Sep 2021
The Department of Agriculture through the Agricultural Competitiveness Enhancement Fund (DA-ACEF) recently approved two NVSU projects that support the National Livestock Program, specifically, the expanded livestock and poultry production and livelihood project.
These new projects are entitled, “Increasing Availability of Swine Quality Stock through Distribution and Upgrading of Swine Multiplier Farm in Nueva Vizcaya” (Swine Multiplier Project) and “Establishing a Viable Enterprise using Free Range Chicken Production Technology in Nueva Vizcaya” (Free-Range Chicken Project), have funding support of PhP 5 million each and shall be implemented from September 2021 to August 2023.
The projects are expected to contribute to food security and supply amidst crisis, provide livelihood and additional income to farmers, and provide protein source to farmer households and areas affected with the African Swine Fever. Specifically, the Swine Multiplier Project will increase the availability and accessibility of quality breeding stocks for sustainable swine production in Nueva Vizcaya while the Free-Range Project will develop a viable enterprises using free range chicken production technology.
Through these projects, NVSU will be able to serve more clients through the conduct of capability building activities and provision of timely technical services to the project cooperators and other stakeholders. At the same time, academic and R&D activities will be supported through the swine and poultry facilities that will be upgraded.
NVSU will collaborate with the Provincial Government Unit of Nueva Vizcaya and selected Municipal Local Government Units of the province, and other private partners, to ensure a wider reach of these development initiatives.
The signed Memorandum of Understanding and fund transfer documents for the two projects were presented to Dr. Ruth R. Padilla, OIC, Office of the President, on September 14 at the President’s Office by Dr. Rafael Luis F. Morillo, the Project Leader of both projects and Veterinarian II of the Research, Extension and Training (RET) Program, together with his team and officials of the RET Program.
- Report from Ms. Flora Joy B. Garcia, Science Reseach Specialist 1