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 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scenes from "Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo" at Atria Park District


Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog opens the weekend market at The Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City    

Expect weekend markets to be a regular part of the burgeoning Ilonggo urban scene. Such market to make a splash in the local scene  is the Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo spearheaded by the 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. The second leg of the weekend market was held at The Atria Park District in Mandurriao, Iloilo City last March 10-12, 2017 and it gave shoppers the opportunity to sample a wide assortment of homegrown handicrafts, processed, natural and organic food products from local farmers in Western Visayas. The market fair seeks to garner support for micro small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and local farmers as a platform to bring unique Western Visayas products closer to the mainstream market. 



Fresh, farm to table products sourced from various municipalities in Western Visayas

Woven specialty products from Leon, Iloilo   

 
The Weekend Tienda sa Iloilo is a government partnership that brings the products of local farmers closer to the mainstream market

Thursday, March 9, 2017

UEDC conducts 2017 WFP and 2018 target setting workshop




To set  West Visayas State University's extension plans in action, the University Extension and Development Center conducted a 2017 Work and Financial Planning Workshop and 2018 Target Setting activity last February 23-24, 2017 at the Research and Extension Building, West Visayas State University. The activity was attended by extension coordinators, project leaders and extension staff from the university's nine colleges and five satellite campuses.

Before the workshop, UEDC Extension Director  Dr. Noeni Nepomuceno  and UPDO Director Dr. Wilhelm P. Cerbo gave an overview of the mechanics and expected outputs of the workshop. Meanwhile, the workshop sessions were facilitated by M&E In-charge Ritchelda P. Auro. Workshop outputs for both work and financial planning and target setting  were presented for critiquing and finalization. Starting 2017, assigned mentors from UEDC will individually assist the colleges and campuses in meeting their major final output targets.