by: Jan Hope L. Honculada, TGP RA
The TechnoGabay actors of the Caraga Consortium for Agriculture, Forestry and Resources Research and Development (CCARRD) have scheduled a Field Trip in Bohol last March 6-11, 2011 headed by Mr. Rodel G. Pasion, RTG Coordinator, as part of the continuing education of TechnoGabay Program.
Fourteen participants joined and learned the aral tour which composed of the 7 FITS Managers, 2 FITS Staff, 1 PMA Focal Person, 1 RACG Member, 1 RTD from DA-RFU 13, RTG Coordinator and the Techno Gabay Staff.
The main objective of the said Lakbay Aral is for the FITS Managers, PMA Focal persons and FITS Staff to see firsthand on the roles of a FITS Center and the activities done particularly on the implementation aspect.
First stop, a visit to Bohol ProFITS (Provincial FITS), the mother of the FITS Centers in Bohol. Everyone was pleased with the technical operations of the FITS Centers. The group was also able to visit the following FITS Centers; Loboc FITS Center, Bohol Island State University (Partner Member Agency), FITS Batuan and Ubay-Agri Park FITS Center (one of the outstanding FITS Center honored by PCARRD) and its different projects.
Almost all of the municipalities of Bohol have already adopted the FITS Center; indicating that a strong support from their local government has been implemented. The very secret of their success are commitment, linkages and support from Local Government Units (LGUs) and their member agencies.
Indeed, it was a learning and fun Lakbay Aral. The TG Team hoped to adopt what has been implemented in Bohol FITS Centers.
(to be featured in the R&D Updates, Newsletter)