eFARM Academy

CLSU eFARM Academy and DTI-NE inks its MOA

eFARM Academy        June 8, 2022

Today, June 8, marked the official partnership between Central Luzon State University (CLSU) eFARM Academy and the Department of Trade and Industry - Nueva Ecija (DTI-NE) as they forged a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the intention of providing entrepreneurial opportunities and continuous business counseling services and technology linkages to life-long learners, specifically to registered Micro-, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

In attendance at this momentous event were Dr. Richard V. Simangan, DTI-NE Provincial Director; Ms. Ma. Odessa R. Manzano, OIC Division Chief of Business Development Division; Dr. Edgar A. Orden, CLSU President; Dr. Armando N. Espino Jr., CLSU Vice President for Research and Extension; Mr. Rhaise A. Bulawan, Resident COA Auditor; Dr. Evaristo A. Abella, Dean of the College of Science; and the eFARM Academy Project Team headed by Dr. Gella Patria L. Abella.

The project team was applauded by Dr. Orden for their continuous efforts in building partnerships with various institutions, agencies, and organizations to further the implementation of the program. He also expressed his hopes for the collaboration to be very active and engaging in order to reach more people or stakeholders, local and international.

In response, PD Simangan stated that their objective is to extensively assist MSMEs regardless of the circumstances and constraints as they embody the agency’s tagline, “Serbisyong higit pa sa inaasahan." He also added that eFARM Academy perfectly fits this objective, with the learning materials being uploaded on various social media platforms and being easily accessible by all of the MSMEs. Thus, the collaboration would position DTI-NE as a middleman between CLSU eFARM Academy and the MSMEs to ensure productive adoption of the technology/ies.

As the project nears its end, this partnership is seen as a way to keep this transfer-technology program sustainable.