CVAARRD recognized CSU-Gonzaga’s Extension project entitled, ‘The Bamboo Sanctuary of Northern Luzon: An Integrated Program for Bamboo Research Development and Extension Ecotourism,’ as 2nd Best Paper for Development category during the 33rd Regional Symposium on Research, Development and Extension Highlights (RSRDEH) on November 23-24, 2022 at Blue Coast Beach Hotel, Sta. Ana, Cagayan.
The vision of CEO Pacris was realized when the Faith and Farm Eco-tourism park was established wherein one of the components is the Bamboo Sanctuary. The park was accredited as an Agri-Tourism Farm/Site by the Department of Tourism Region 02 and was awarded Certificate of Accreditation last December 16, 2020 during its launching.
With CSU-Gonzaga’s niche projects centered on Agro-forestry, its efforts to produce Bamboo propagules and Bamboo projects continue to thrive. These are efforts of CSUG’s RDE that consistently bring pride to the campus and assist the community in the protection and rehabilitation of the environment.
Meanwhile, the research projects entitled, ‘Production and Utilization of ‘Bamcoal’ Bamboo-Based Fertilizer and Evaluation of its Plant-Soil-Nutrient Profile, Photosynthetic and Growth Effects, and Salinity Stress Alleviation in Lowland Variety of Head Lettuce authored and presented by Prof. Jeff M. Opeña and ‘Tiger Grass (Thysanolaena maxima) Production under Bamboo-based’ presented by Prof. Marvin Baloloy were likewise qualifiers in the CVAARRD symposium.
Source and Photos: Campus RDE office
Graphics: Prof Rhey Jhune Cacao