A government research and development consortium conducted a two-day technology transfer activity to promote mass production of native chicken in Zamboanga Peninsula.
The Western Mindanao Agriculture and Aquatic Resources Research and Development Consortium, in line with its 29th anniversary, led the activity to educate farmers and raisers on the production of native chicken breed ZamPen.
The Department of Science and Technology’s Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development initiated the event dubbed as ZamPen Native Chicken Farms and Industry Encounters through the Science and Technology Agenda (FIESTA).
The theme of the event is “Manok ZamPen: Livelihood Option for Every Juan in the Region.”
FIESTA aims to facilitate the flow of technology not only to the farmers but also to the country’s micro, small and medium enterprises for them to benefit from the government’s research and development undertakings, enabling them to contribute more to the economy.
Native chicken is an important component of the country’s rural farming system, providing additional income for farmers and known as a source of high-quality meat.