Written by: Maria Johmelia R. Lantion
Photos by: Jestony S. Baylon
Japanese Sericulture Expert, Tsutatyo Miyazakawa, shared his knowledge to local farmers of Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya during the Orientation Seminar on Sericulture: Sericulture Development Project on December 3, 2019 at NVSU Mini Theater, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
Miyazakawa and his party was warmly welcomed by Dr. Andres Z. Taguiam, University President; Prof. Elmer T. Castaneto, VPPDIS; NVSU faculty, staff and students; and local farmers.
During the inspirational message of Taguiam, he emphasized on the importance and opportunities that the audience will learn from the said orientation seminar.
“This activity of the Organization for Industrial, Spiritual and Cultural Advancement (OISCA) is actually a challenge on how we can transform the mulberry to sustain our economic sustainability and not only to help the environment. In addition, this activity will lead you to entrepreneurship which will support and strengthen your endeavor, and it will even improve your socio-economic status in life”, he said.
Miyazakawa specifically discussed Morticulture which involved Mulberry cutting preparation, nursery and plantation management, and harvesting. In addition to Morticulture, Miyazakawa also introduced silkworm rearing and cocoon processing to the farmers.
The said orientation seminar was headed by Dr. Regino L. Galate as the Coordinator of the Sericulture Project.