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CFNR celebrates Earth Day 2023 with NEDA
The UPLB College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR) was the recipient of the Earth Day 2023 Celebration Lecture hosted by the National Economic and Development Authority – Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment (NEDA-ANRES) held on April 27 at the Nicolas P. Lansigan Auditorium of CFNR.
With the theme, “Invest in Our Planet,” lectures were presented by representatives from NEDA, the Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-ERDB), Forest Foundation Philippines (FFP), ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), CFNR, and the Energy Development Corporation (EDC).
Rory J. Dacumos, OIC-assistant director of NEDA-ANRES opened the program, followed by a welcome message from Dr. Analyn L. Codilan, associate dean of CFNR.
The following lectures were presented: Overview of the Philippine Development Plan 2023-2028 by Jessa Danica Villa L. Agcopra, OIC chief of NEDA-ANRES; the CALABARZON Regional Development Plan 2023-2028 by Jennylyn P. Jucutan, supervising economics development specialist, NEDA Regional Office CALABARZON; ERDB’s Initiatives in Promoting Sustainability of Urban Areas by Maria Lourdes G. Ferrer, ERDB director; Rooting for the Future: Forest Foundation Philippines by Atty. Jose Canivel, executive director of FFP; Investing on ASEAN Rich Natural Heritage by Nheden Amiel D. Sarne, programme specialist at ACB; Initiatives of IRRI on Ensuring Food Security Amid the Climate Crisis by Dr. Alice Laborte, IRRI senior scientist; and, Investing in People and Forests Towards Sustainable Forestry and Natural Resources by CFNR Dean Marlo D. Mendoza.
For. Jimson Solatre, BINHI Greening Legacy Program lead of EDC delivered the final lecture on the topic, BINHI: Investing for the Future.
The program was attended by CFNR faculty, staff, and students. (By Louie D. Amongo)
CFNR OCREL consults with OVCRE for the UPLB-wide extension database plan
The Office of the Coordinator for Research, Extension, and Linkages (OCREL), CFNR met with the Knowledge Management, Extension, and Public Service Section of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Extension on April 25, 2023 to discuss the creation of a University-wide Extension Database.
OCREL showcased the UPLB CFNR R&E Database Portal which serves as a “forestry research and extension hub” of the college. The discussion revolved around the breadth of data the CFNR has, and how it can complement and contribute to the UPLB extension database.
Further, the two units also discussed the needs of communities around UPLB based on several studies, and how the CFNR can help in extending its research results.
OCREL was represented by its coordinator, Dr. Tomas D. Reyes, Jr.; and university extension specialists, Mr. Louie D. Amongo and Ms. Aileen S. Peria. (By Louie D. Amongo with report from the UPLB OVCRE)