COVER PHOTO CPARSome particpants of the field day together with DA- MiMaRoPa Resarch Division's staff (L-R) Mark Ilo Joe Espeja, Carmen Honrade, Marissa Luna, RTD for Research and Regulations DR. Louella Rowena J. Lorenzana, Mr. Jose Paquidongon, Mr. Alfredo de Vera, Mrs. Lorena Mendoza, Mrs. Emelyn Salamanca, Ms. Precilla Leviste, and Mr. Patrick Lesaca from Applied Communication Division od DA- BAR. Photo by: paulo Emmanuel M. Ajose, RAFIS DA- MiMaRoPa

A total of 200 attendees, consisted of corn farmers, Indigenous People, and private companies witnessed the Farmers’ Field day for Community Based Participatory Action Research (CPAR) on Yellow Corn Using Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) held in Brgy. San Vicente, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro on March 20.

This study aims to increase the corn production of the farmers using the correct amount of nutrient needed in a specific location. It promotes the appropriate use of the fertilizers, existing nutrients from the soil, and crop residue.

Spearheaded by the DA- MiMaRoPa Reasearch Division, this activity highlighted the impact of the adaptors of CPAR on the lives of the farmer-cooperators who used the technology in their field.

According to Mr. Jose Paquidongon, one of the co-operators of CPAR, he is thankful to DA for letting him use the SSNM in his farm because his harvest increased from 4 to 7.9 tons per hectare.

After the harvest of the SSNM used crops, the farmer co-operator will return the farm inputs given to them for the use of the next adaptor of SSNM.

The project leader behind this study were Ms. Eleninta Marasigan together with Ms. Lorena Mendoza, and Mr. Markilojoe Espeja.

INSIDE PHOTO CPARThe vast corn farm owned by the farmer co-operator.

Through the success of this event, DA- MiMaRoPa hopes that there will be more adaptors in the study to contribute to the success of the research and also to improve their lives as a corn farmer

The activity were also graced by Regional Technical Director for Research and Regulations Dr. Louella Rowena J. Lorenzana, Research Division’s chief Marissa Luna, Municipal Agriculturist Lina De leon of Sablayan, Assistant Provincial Agiculturist of Occidental Mindoro Jupiter Tividad, and Applied Communications Division’s officer of DA- BAR Mr. Patrick Lesaca.###pauloemmanuelajose

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