The Bohol Agricultural Promotion Center (APC), a research station under the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office VII, held its Mid-Year Review of Physical and Financial Accomplishments on August 24-25, 2023 at the Bohol APC Function Hall, Tagbilaran City.
The two-day activity was attended by the entire staff of the station, as well as the representatives of the Extension Support Education and Training Services (ESETS) and the Production Support Services (PSS).
The objective of the review was to assess the progress and challenges of the various research studies and programs being implemented by the station, as well as to finalize the budget and plans for the next fiscal year.
On the first day, Ms. Aurea M. Madrio, the Planning Officer of Bohol APC, explained the rationale and mechanics of the presentation and also presented the FY 2023 APC APM report.
The technical staff then reported on the status of their respective research studies, covering topics such as crop production, pest management, soil fertility, organic farming, and post-harvest technologies.
The focal persons for the different R&D Collaborative Studies also shared their accomplishments.
These included NextGen, a project that aims to develop new varieties of rice, corn, and other crops; RCM, a project that uses remote sensing and geographic information systems to monitor crop conditions; AMIA, a project that supports climate-resilient agriculture; BP2, a project that promotes food security and livelihood in rural areas; and the Mushroom Program, a project that develops mushroom production and processing technologies.
According to Ms. Madrio, all the targets for the first half of the year were on track and some even exceeded expectations.
On the second day, OIC Station Head Felix N. Tubiano led the discussion on FY 2023 transactions, including catch-up plans per transaction.
He also facilitated the firming up of the FY 2024 BEDs 1, 2, and 3, which are budget documents that detail the proposed expenditures and expected outputs of the station.
The review also addressed some issues and concerns raised by the staff, such as procurement delays, personnel matters, equipment maintenance, and coordination with partners.
Mr. Tubiano expressed his appreciation to all the staff for their hard work and dedication. He also encouraged them to continue striving for excellence and innovation in agricultural research and development.
The Bohol APC is one of the research stations under DA-RFO VII that conducts research and development activities to generate technologies and information that will enhance agricultural productivity and profitability in Central Visayas.