Long-time research and development partners Philippine Carabao Center (PCC) and Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (PCAARRD) begin the implementation of five projects under the Department of Science and Technology (DOST)-PCAARRD funding in an inception meeting held last February 10 at the PCC National Headquarters and Gene Pool, Science City of Munoz, Nueva Ecija.
These projects are all under the “Enhancing Milk Production of Water Buffaloes through S&T Interventions” program that aims to improve the local dairy industry through the development and application of practical technologies and innovations.
Said inception meeting was initiated by the Livestock Research Division of PCAARRD as the program coordinator and participated by the project leaders and support staff.
The objectives, methodology, expected outputs and deliverables, and budgetary requirements of the project components were discussed.
A quick visit to a project site in San Agustin, Isabela was conducted after the said meeting to gather ideas on how potential non-government organizations (NGO) and farmer partners view the project and expect from it.
This PCC-PCAARRD collaboration ultimately aims to increase the annual milk production of purebred dairy buffaloes in the PCC National Impact Zone from 500,000 to 2,000,000 kg and of crossbred buffaloes in San Agustin, Isabela from 17,000 to 190,000 kg in the duration of program implementation.