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ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA atbp. to showcase AANR S&T outputs

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The Western Mindanao State University (WMSU), through the Western Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources, Research and Development Consortium (WESMAARRDEC), will host anew the ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA atbp. on July 10-11, 2018 at the WMSU Campus grounds.

The event aims to promote not only the ZamPen Native Chicken but also Zamboanga Peninsula’s matured Science and Technology (S&T) through technology matching, product promotion, and stakeholders’ forum in order to improve its visibility and marketability both in the local and international fronts.

Coined as FIESTA for brevity, the term is the acronym for the phrase Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda. FIESTA aims to facilitate the flow of technology not only to the farmers but also to the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises for them to benefit from the government’s R&D undertakings, thereby enabling them to contribute more to economic development.

The ZamPen Native Chicken FIESTA will be a venue for showcasing significant research findings, particularly in the Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources (AANR) sector, to stakeholders and possible investors. It also aims to strengthen partnerships and improve networking among stakeholders, researchers and key players.

The list of activities are as follows: (Day 1) S&T Exhibits and Tiangge de FIESTA; Field Demo by WMSU students; cooking competition; media conference; and, S&T Business Forum. For Day 2, the activities are: Symposium on AANR R&D for senior high school students; ZamPen FIESTA showtime, and closing ceremony.

The event will be held in partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD) and Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit IX (DA-RFU IX). Researchers, farmers, and students from Region-IX are expected to participate in the activity. (PR/WMSU-PAO)



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