Pangasinan State University through the Research, Extension and Innovation Division signed a Memorandum of Agreement with seven Organic Farmers’ Associations in Pangasinan to promote Moringa production in the province last April 22, 2021 at PSU-Sta. Maria Campus.
Participating Organic Farmers’ Associations will be the beneficiaries of the Php 4M PSU Massive Malunggay Seedling Production Program funded by the Department of Agriculture – Regional Field Office 1 and in partnership with the Moringaling Philippines Foundation, Inc.
Prior to the MOA signing, the PSU Research, Extension and Innovation team journeyed around the province, climbing hilly terrains and crossing rushing rivers in search of areas suited for Moringa production. The beneficiaries were selected based on their capacity to implement the program.
Funds for the program were allocated from the Agriculture Stimulus Package of RA 11494 or the “Bayanihan to Recover as One Act” (Bayanihan II). PSU is one of the eight SUCs in the country to be awarded with the R&D grant.
The event was graced by the presidents of the participating farmers’ associations together with the selected University Officials. Dr. Dexter R. Buted , University President was ably represented by the Vice President for Research, Extension and Innovation, Dr. Paulo V. Cenas and his team.