Midsayap branch teams up with SUCs in Region 12.

DA-PhilRice Midsayap on May 17 joined the One SOXAARRDEC, a 17-member consortium aimed at unifying planning, coordination, monitoring, evaluating, and sharing R&D programs and resources of partner state universities and colleges in Region 12.  

SOXXAARRDEC stands for SOCCSKSARGEN Agriculture, Aquatic and Resources Research, Development and Extension Consortium, which covers Cotabato, Sarangani, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, and General Santos City.

The consortium will help the Midsayap branch develop a local rice vinegar as a primary product in keeping with the group’s thrusts.

Branch Director Dr. Sailila E.  Abdula, DA assistant secretary and 

chair of the Regional R&D Coordinating Council (RRDCC) underscored the importance of the project in strengthening ties among the consortium member-institutions during the council’s recent meeting at the Sultan Kudarat State University in Tacurong City. DA-PhilRice Midsayap is an active member under 3 clusters – research and development, technology transfer, and knowledge management.

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