The research and development partner of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Council in Cagayan Valley has won the top Ugnay Award.
Cagayan Valley Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (CVAARRD), a consortium of the DOST-Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development (DOST-PCAARRD), was recognized as the Most Outstanding Regional R&D consortium out of 14 regional groups in the country.
Conferred every two years since 1995, Ugnay acknowledges the efforts of the regional consortia of the Council in meeting the regional R&D and technology needs.
It incentivizes the consortia to enhance their efforts to realize the regional and national R&D goals in the agriculture, aquatic, and natural resources (AANR) sector.
CVAARRD was cited as embodying the true essence of “ugnayan” through collaboration, complementation, and sharing of resources to deliver its services to the region. Butch Gunio