DA-PCC, USM partnership fosters innovation in Mindanao

“Let us present our research priorities. If we can produce a compendium of the best practices in genetically improved calf production and the underpinnings of Dairy Box vis-à-vis the community in terms of providing livelihood, we will work our best to hold the 1st One Mindanao island cluster. We want to work closer with you,” Dr. Liza G. Battad, executive director of DA-Philippine Carabao Center (DA-PCC) underscored these areas of priority under the partnership of DA-PCC and the University of Southern Mindanao (USM).

In a brief meeting on March 14, 2024, Dr. Battad and USM President, Dr. Francisco Gil Garcia, shared their plans and priorities as partners.

President Garcia said that they co-exist with DA-PCC at USM, particularly in the areas of research, and acknowledged the positive impacts that the partnership caused.

“We perform and we achieve our milestones because of our strong ties with our consortium,” President Garcia said.

Dr. Battad further expressed that the partnership between DA-PCC and its host university should be intensified.