Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Practical landscaping students showcase dish garden artistry

Practical Landscaping III students from West Visayas State University's Lifelong Learning for Self-Sufficiency Program (LLSSP/Non-Formal Courses) showcased their creative output from lessons and techniques learned in growing and building stylish and beautiful indoor dish gardens. Their output can viewed via a dish garden exhibit  held at the lobby of the University Extension and Development Center office. In particular, the students displayed their skills in succulent/cacti dish gardening which is a very popular and trendy way of enhancing interior design spaces. Given its popularity, dish gardening makes a satisfying and profitable hobby or business.  Practical Landscaping III classes are facilitated by Dr. Cris Lopez and are held every Saturday afternoon from 12:30 pm-5:30 p.m.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Darag chicken products to be featured at Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo

Visit the booth of West Visayas State University at the night market  Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo on April 28- May 1, 2017 at the Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. Darag native chicken products like roasted chicken,  ready-to-eat adobo and free range eggs will be on sale.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Catch the Summer Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo

Round up your friends and catch another exciting Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo happening on April 28 to May 1, 2017. Get your fill of the freshest, summer organic produce and handicrafts grown and handmade with love by local farmers and craftsmen from Panay Island. The festive weekend market is located in front of the Atria Ayala Park, Donato Pison Ave, Brgy. San Rafael in Mandurriao, Iloilo City. The weekend market project is an initiative of  National Economic and Development Authority and supported by West Visayas State University and other government agencies, NGOs and people's organizations such as Iloilo Business Club, Inc., Iloilo Small and Medium Enterprise Development, and Regional Agricultural and Fisheries Council.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Disaster preparedness training set on April 22-23

The University Extension and Development Center in partnership with Disaster Risk Reduction Management Center, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Nursing, and Knights of Columbus Visayas Jurisdiction will conduct a Training on Disaster Preparedness (First Aid Skills) on April 22-23, 2017 at the Research and Extension Building in West Visayas State University. 

Given the susceptibility of the Philippines towards natural disasters and other man-made calamities, the training  will equip participants with disaster preparedness capabilities. Topics such as hazards, risk and vulnerability assessment ; response mechanisms and strategies; information management and community-based disaster preparedness will be covered. WVSU personnel and students as well as volunteer-members of the Knights of Columbus are expected to join the training.   

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Forum on Darag chicken conducted for farmer entrepreneurs

Engr. Ballano shares his experiences as Darag chicken farmer entrepreneur

The College of Agriculture, University Research and Development Center (URDC) and University Extension and Development Center (UEDC) conducted a forum on Improving Growth and and Reproductive Performance of  Darag through Science and Technology last  March 15,2017 at the Research and Extension Building in West Visays State University. Farmer-entrepreneurs as well as project stakeholders held a lively sharing of Darag chicken raising and marketing experiences with the participants.

To further enrich the knowledge of the participants, resource speakers were tapped to share their expertise on the technicalities of raising healthy and profitable Darag chickens. ISCOF faculty member Engr. Salvador Ballano, Jr. shared his personal experience as a Darag chicken entrepreneur. WESVARRDEC Director Prof. Lucia  Lastimosa talked about feeding formulation sourced from vegetables. Meanwhile CAF faculty member and Darag focal person Dr. Helen Genandoy shared the road map of Darag by farmer-entrepreneurs.


Darag farmers consult with Darag focal person Dr. Helen Genandoy