Buck to Bucks Project (B2B) Paiwi system (Bulugang Kambing tulong sa Magsasaka

WEBINAR SERIES 2020
COPING WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Buck to Bucks project (Bulugang Kambing tulong para sa magsasaka): a PCC-RDD initiated refocused DA-BAR research output (Creating Opportunities through Value Innovations and Development-COVID response)

Abstract

The  FAO-Global Action to establish Animal Genetic Resources Cryobanks for sustainable agriculture from food animals  has intensified efforts  to conserve germplasm not  only from genetically superior breeds  but has  likewise opened doors  for genetically diverse native farm animals with climate resiliency and prolificacy traits. However, semen collection from native  animals  can be difficult to achieve. A Department of Agriculture -Bureau of Agricultural  Research  (DA-BAR phase I and II) jointly funded research project with DA-Philippine Carabao Center  resulted in the establishment of a method to recover viable/live  sperm from post mortem testicular epididymis using the native goat  as the animal research model  with the  potential technique applicable to native small ruminants and likewise for  wildlife ruminant cryo-conservation.  The recovered ‘epididymal sperm’ were found  physiologically fertile in vitro and were therefore preserved frozen at cryogenic temperature of  negative 196°C.  The frozen epididymal sperm were  later used for  Artificial Insemination of Boer  female goats at PCC terminating in full term pregnancies with 1 male and 3 female ‘Epid kids’ born in  February 16, 2019.  The first born ‘Kuyang Epid buck’ is now a proven sire and has four  male bucks  born between December  2019 and  February 2020. In support to the Department of Agriculture’s immediate intervention  ALPAS covid-19  (Ahon Lahat PAgkaing Sapat) kontra covid, the Buck to Bucks project (Bulugang kambing tulong sa Magsasaka) was launched in July as a component of the DA-PCC’s  Creating Opportunities through Value Innovations and Development project (COVID)  response.    In close coordination with the Local Government Unit of a municipality in close proximity to DA-PCC  an Epid buck will be entrusted to a farmer to breed his estrus synchronized  native goats  in order to produce kids with improved bloodline  or a better version of the dam. Once the goats are confirmed pregnant by ultrasonography  a month later,  the Epid buck will be transferred to the next goat farmer identified by the LGU for the same purpose and to the next farmer and so on.  Overall, the project aims to roll out goat reproductive biotechnology research outputs  to local communities for  enhanced goat production efficiencies thus augmenting the farmer’s income and  supplying the food chain amidst the current pandemic situation.

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VISITING PROFESSORS​

VISITING PROFESSORS

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Central Luzon State University, through Innovation for Social Impact Partnership(ISIP), Invites you to a series of talks and workshops on social entrepreneurship practice and teaching with Meike Siegner, MSc. Faculty of Forestry (Sustainable Business Management Research) The University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver, Canada

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USING ACTION RESEARCH IN EVALUATING ONLINE LEARNING MODULES

WEBINAR SERIES 2020
COPING WITH COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Using Action Research in Evaluating Online Learning Modules

Abstract

The COVID-19 pandemic is currently putting the education system to the test by forcing face-to-face learning environments to quickly move online. Hence, it becomes the responsibility of teachers to design online learning modules (OLMs) that will serve as main resource for students to acquire the necessary competencies (in terms of  knowledge, skills and attitudes) and become self-directed learners. This talk intends to provide information and guidance on how teachers may use the action research process in evaluating the efficacy of the OLMs they have designed and implemented in their classes.  

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Philippine HEIs Brace for 21st Century Globalization through Internationalization

Globalization in the 21st century has prompted the growth of a knowledge-based society. Recent technological advances have made it easier to connect countries, thus making the exchange of information easier and faster. This development has affected not only the economy but also higher education. In these times, higher education institutions (HEIs) are expected to provide quality education and relevant, evidence-based information to address the needs of its students and the immediate society.

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