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Conservation and Sustainable Utilisation of Underutilised Taro to Increase Food Security and Improve Livelihoods of Marginalised Communities Faced with Climate Change
Identification of CFS, CFG & Demo farms, Philippines
Date: Aug 2022
Latest updates on project activities from the Philippines - Jul to Aug 2022

Activities carried out:

  • The project team has identified Bula (Deloverges AgriFarm) and Quezon province (Danlagan, Batis) as sites for Community Field School (CFS) and Community Field Genebank (CFG). The project made preliminary arrangements for collection of local taro varieties in Bicol and Quezo
  • The project team has identified San Luis, Aurora as a Demo Farm site. The project made preliminary arrangements for the local government unit to collect local taro varieties
  • Taro Field Genebank - The Taro Center of Central Bicol State Universty in Agriculture (CBSUA) will be a taro field genebank for accessions in the Bicol Region
  • Establishment of Taro Field Genebank - CBSUA has expressed their willingness to collaborate with NPGRL for capacity building on topics of PGR conservation and management
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