Engr. Mario E. de la Peña of DOST SIQUIJOR PSTC took the lead of his team in dropping by at its several assisted livelihood associations in the province of Siquijor on January 13, 2022 to distribute packs of nutribun.
The team first stop was in Basac, Larena for the BASAC WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION (BWA) with its DOST-assisted project on vege-noodle production. Second’s was for LILOAN SAGUING FARMERS ASSOCIATION (LISAFA) under Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) peanut and vermicomposting production. Third’s was for TAGMANOCAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION under DOST PCAARRD Farmers Information and Technology Services (FITS). Fourth’s was for TRIPLE M FARMERS ASSOCIATION under CEST peanut and vermicomposting production. And finally, for TAMBISAN FARMERS ASSOCIATION under DOST PCAARRD FITS.
The members of the aforementioned livelihood groups noted damages on their crops as well as some incidental and minor destruction on their personal properties.
After Odette, they gradually recovered, and found a new strength in pursuing their respective projects. Like the buns that they received as filled with nutrients, their hope would be as much the vital source of sustaining their livelihood.
Essentially, the members were in consonance with their comment: “Dili binuang ang pagama ani nga nutribun.” (This nutribun is well-intended.)
(by Jose Aldous R. Arbon II, DOST SIQUIJOR PSTC-IO)
As part of the 2021 National Science and Technology Celebration, the Department of Science and Technology will be conducting a CEST Forum on November 27, 2021 at 9:00AM - 12:00NN.
Community Empowerment Thru Science and Technology (CEST) is one of the banner programs of DOST which aims to deliver sustainable development to various communities nationwide through the provision of S&T interventions along the five CEST entry points, i.e. Livelihood, Health and Nutrition, Environmental Protection and conservation, Education, and Disaster Risk Reduction Management.
Part of this activity is the awarding of the 2021 BEST Community. An Award given to the CEST Community beneficiary who has excelled in the implementation of the program which will be selected from several entries nationwide.
Registration link: https://bit.ly/2021BestCEST