Kamlong: Sustainable Off Season Tomato Production in North Central Luzon

Hunger and food security have long been an issue for many disadvantaged populations across the world, and the global health crisis has further added to the situation. According to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World, published by the Food and Agriculture Organization that came out in July 2021, between 720 and 811 million people worldwide suffered from hunger in 2020, up from 161 million in 2019. In 2020, almost 2.37 billion people lacked enough food, an increase of 320 million individuals in only one year. There has been no spared region on the planet. These figures are on top of the 690 million people who are currently hungry. In the Philippines, a similar influx of hungry individuals is occurring. 

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TAU-DRD successfully concludes 32nd In-House Review

Despite the odds to gather physically posed by the COVID19 pandemic, the Tarlac Agricultural University – Department of Research and Development (TAU-DRD) successfully launches its first online Agency In-House Review of Completed and Ongoing Research and Development Projects.

The conference was held to showcase the continuing and accomplished researches and development projects in the academe. It was conducted via Zoom last July 9, 2021.

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Tarlac Agricultural University Initiates 1st International Agriculture, Biosystems and Technology (ABT) Conference

Notwithstanding the pandemic, the Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) facilitated this year’s first ever International Agriculture, Biosystems and Agriculture (ABT) Conference with theme “Scaling Up Innovative Solutions for Sustainable and Climate-Smart Agricultural Transformation” via Zoom last July 22-23, 2021.

According to University President Dr. Max P. Guillermo, agricultural innovation has long way to go and the ABT Conference is the academe’s effort to propel this undertaking. In a message, Dr. Guillermo stressed, “The agriculture sector still has a long way to go and innovative and aggressive efforts are needed to promote agriculture as a lucrative endeavour. The 1st ABT Conference is an effort of the Tarlac Agricultural University in cognizant to this advocacy.”

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DA Sec. Dar, other DA officials visit TAU

Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary William Dar and DA officials surveyed the agricultural initiatives of Tarlac Agricultural University (TAU) last July 12.

Sec. Dar was accompanied by Dr. William Medrano, Assistant Secretary for Livestock, Dr. Reildrin Morales, Executive Director of National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS), Marilyn Mabale, Administrator of National Dairy Authority (NDA), Dr. Farrell Benjelix Magtoto, Deputy Administrator of NDA, and Crispulo Bautista, Jr., Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office III (DA-RFO III).

The DA officials made a stop at TAU after they graced a turnover of imported dairy goats to Sawat Overseas Workers and Family Association (SOWFA) based in Sawat, Camiling, Tarlac.

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TAU inks support to innovation during THRIVE Central Luzon website launch

To engage in strategic dialogue and collaborate with institutional partners, TAU inked support to the Region 3 Regional Inclusive Innovation Centers (RIIC-3) initiatives during the THRIVE Central Luzon website launch held last June 29 via Zoom and Facebook Live.

The Technological Hive of Regional Innovation for a Vibrant Ecosystem (THRIVE) Central Luzon was established as the unified innovation program of the RIIC-3 to promote the commercialization of market-oriented research and the development of outputs that lead to the increased sustainability and competitiveness of the regional communities and industries.  

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