Professor leads native chicken program in Philippines

PHILIPPINES - Dr. Evelyn Tomambo, a professor at the West Visayas State University takes the lead in the overseeing of the S & T Anchor Program for Philippine Native Chicken (Darag) in Region 6. Dr. Tomambo replaced Dr. Bernabe Cocjin who led the program from 1986 to 2005. Dr. Cocjin who is famous as a "darag guru" retired from the government service last December 2005.

The program is a project of the Philippine Council for Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Research and Development (Pcarrd) implemented by the West Visayas State University which aims to organize the production and marketing system and enhancing commercialization of native chickens (Darag) through the production of stable and uniform stocks and the development of value-added products.

Cooperating institutions are the Aklan State University, Capiz State University, University of the Philippines in the Visayas, the Department of Agriculture -Western Visayas Integrated Agriculture Research Center, Iloilo State of Fisheries -Dingle campus, Offices of the Provincial Veterinarian in Aklan and Guimaras.

Source: Philippines Today
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