7th NCC to highlight partnerships with the LGUs, private enterprises

The Department of Agriculture (DA)-Philippine Carabao Center stages this year the 7th National Carabao Conference (NCC) with the theme “Sulong Kakalabawan! Pag-asa’t Pagbangon sa Kabila ng Pandemya” from October 25 to 29 through a blended event.

The NCC is a venue for sharing efforts and interventions to prosper the carabao industry even at the time of the pandemic.

This year’s conference will highlight meaningful partnerships with various local government units and private institutions in achieving the DA’s twin objective: “Masaganang Ani at Mataas na Kita.”

The weeklong conference will include topics on Shared Success of Carabao Impact Zone Development: A Clustering Approach with LGUs—The Bohol and Nueva Ecija Experience; Genetic Breeder Base and Herd Buildup—The Isabela Experience; Community-based Enterprise Development—The Pangasinan and Cavite Experience; Fostering “Coopreneurship”: LGU Coinvestment in the Milk Feeding Business—The Zamboanga Del Sur Experience; A Toast to a Bright Future: The DepEd and DSWD Milk Feeding Updates; and Impact of Milk Feeding Program on Local Dairy Buffalo Industries, which will be presented by the provincial and local executives and partner agencies in the implementation of the milk feeding program.

Joining the event will be dairy farmers assisted by DA-PCC, partners, entrepreneurs, local government officials, and representatives from various government agencies and partner private organizations in the implementation of the Carabao Development Program (CDP).

Other activities include techno exhibit, recognition ceremonies for 2020 Outstanding Dairy Farmers, Dairy Buffaloes, Cooperative and Village-Based Artificial Insemination Technicians (VBAITs), launching of Gawad Livestock and Poultry and Knowledge Café.

Following last year’s celebration, this year’s NCC will be held virtually via the official Facebook page of DA-PCC in partnership with Tulong Balita Online. The 7th NCC coincides with the DA’s 1st National Livestock and Poultry Month Celebration which aims to recognize stakeholders who make up the livestock and poultry industry and continually contribute to food and nutritional security in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic.