TAGAYTAY CITY – With her expertise in various academic disciplines particularly agricultural extension and rural development, OIC-Director Luz A. Taposok of the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) recently served as a panel member during the Rural Development Action Plan and Project (RDAPP) Proposal Defense of the Master in Public Management major in Rural Development (MPM-RD) Scholarship Program Batch 4.
The RDAPP proposal entitled, “Communication Environment and Risk Perceptions on Climate Change among Farm Families in Dona Josefa, Palayan City, Nueva Ecija” by Mr. Aeron Bermudez, Ms. Shanemie Carelle Daquio and Ms. Eula Dee Lañada of ATI Regional Training Center (RTC) III, looks into the potential of market-driven value addition activities for climate change mitigation.
It further intends to describe the current climate situation, identify the negative effects of climate change, and formulate an effective framework to address climate change in Palayan City. Development of Information Education Communication (IEC) materials, capacity building and market linkage activities are the possible interventions included in the proposed action plan.
Taposok probed on the locale of the project and suggested to expand the scope and coverage to obtain higher confidence level in terms of quantitative conceptualization. She also advised the scholars to focus on measuring awareness on climate change prior to implementing possible interventions in the community.
Panel members also include Dr. Elizabeth Manugue of the Development Academy of the Philippines (DAP) and Ms. Frauline Villa-Venancio from the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
The RDAPP proposal defense was held last February 1, 2018 in DAP Conference Center and Hotel, Tagaytay-Calamba Road, Brgy. Sungay East, Tagaytay, Cavite.