To forge a stronger collaboration among stakeholders, the Near-Infrared Reflectance Spectroscopy (NIRS) project team visited Department of Agriculture (DA) feed laboratories and State Universities and Colleges (SUCs) last December 17 to 19, 2020. This is part of the information dissemination strategies of the said project of DTRI on NIRS. Among those visited were the Regional Feed Chemical Analysis Laboratory of the DA (DA-RFCAL) in regions I, II, and III; Cagayan State University (CSU); and Central Luzon State University (CLSU).
Apart from data accumulation from the laboratories, the project team conducted meetings with representatives from the above-mentioned institutions. In the meetings, DTRI director and project leader Dr. Amado A. Angeles seized the opportunity to address the need to strengthen research, most especially in the dairy industry. Moreover, Dr. Angeles presented the need for faster and more affordable feed analysis services to cater farmers, students, and researchers to help them in the improvement of their respective fields. In turn, the visited laboratories and SUCs gave their full support for the project in the hopes to further cement contributions of their respected institutions to our agriculture.
The project team targets to visit DA-RFCAL and SCUs throughout the country for wider scope of collaboration and service.