The DA-Philippine Carabao Center at UPLB, (DA-PCC at UPLB), in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development Region V (DSWD V), held a social preparation and basic dairy buffalo training under the Enhanced Partnership Against Hunger and Poverty (EPAHP) Zero Hunger project on May 24-25, 2023 in Municipal Hall, Prieto Diaz, Sorsogon.
The EPAHP Zero Hunger program is a convergence project of government agencies with the goals of alleviating hunger, ensuring food and nutrition security, reducing poverty in urban and rural communities (including marginalized communities), enhancing social capital, and optimizing the economic resource base. In accordance with the project, the DA-PCC at UPLB will conduct and facilitate training on capacity building for the identified beneficiaries.
Prior to the training, DA-PCC at UPLB conducted a Social Preparation Training, also known as SPT (Pagsasanay sa Pagtanggap ng Programa ng Gatasang Kalabaw), in which they discussed ensuring that beneficiaries understand the DA-PCC programs and carabao-based enterprise, and preparing them for the beginning of the dairy buffalo management, production, and enterprise.
The participants in the basic dairy buffalo training are expected to learn about proper housing and management, nutrition management (forage production and establishment), and animal health management (estrous cycle, heat detection, and breeding).
Participating in the two-day training were the 25 identified beneficiaries of the EPAHP Zero Hunger convergence project of the DA-PCC at UPLB and DSWD V.
The DA-PCC at UPLB Training team consists of Center Director Dr. Thelma Saludes, CBED Coordinator Engineer Jose Canaria, Farm Superintendent II Dr. Jessica Ortiz, Regional Knowledge Manager Marinella Ledesma, and Richard Nepomuceno.