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CLSU Inks Partnership with GNIP and LGU San Clemente, Tarlac to extend research assistance on sustainable farming

May 29, 2023 - 10:45 am

Stratcom / SCO

The Central Luzon State University (CLSU) through the College of Science- Institute for Climate Change and Environmental Management (ICCEM), Ramon Magsaysay-Center for Agricultural Resources and Environment Studies (RM-CARES), and Center for Renewable Energy (CREate) signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Good Neighbors International Philippines (GNIP) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of San Clemente, Tarlac held on May 25, 2023, at the ICCEM Conference Hall.

The Pit-ao Farmer Association of San Clemente, Tarlac will be implementing the project entitled “Strengthening Climate Resilience of Agricultural Community through Organic Composting,” which aims to build a Solar Powered Composting Facility that will promote a sustainable economic ecosystem in the community.

In her message of commitment, the Acting Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Ravelina R. Velasco, expressed her support for this new initiative that will utilize the ability of CLSU’s experts for the advancement of Filipino farmers.

Meanwhile, GNIP director, Mr. Jae Choon Lee, conveyed his appreciation to San Clemente's LGU and CLSU for backing up their goal to empower people and transform communities.

Furthermore, San Clemente Mayor, Hon. Elma A. Macadamia expressed her gratitude to CLSU for its breakthrough research that will help the farmers of Tarlac, and the GNIP for the assistance and support to the farmer association.

Meanwhile, University President Edgar A. Orden expressed the University’s commitment that CLSU will always be a partner in uplifting the lives of the farmers.

“Mawawalan ng saysay ang lahat ng ito, the researches and technologies kung hindi makakarating sa inyo…because this is the vision of CLSU, to create impact to the community,” President Orden added.

Other CLSU officials and staff who joined the activity were Dr. Gella Patria Abella, ICCEM Head, Dr. Wendy Mateo, CREate Director, Mr. Rodolfo Martin, RM-CARES representative, and Dr. Danila S. Paragas, Nanotechnology R&D Facility Head, likewise, Mr. Mely Felizardo, farmer cooperator.

The RM-CARES will guide the association through conducting training on organic compost meanwhile, the CREate will extend its assistance in setting up the solar panels.  

GNIP is an international humanitarian development NGO established in Korea and actively carries out professional social welfare projects and international development cooperation projects to create a world without hunger and live together in harmony. It currently operates in 40 countries around the world.