SMAARRDEC (Southern Mindanao Agriculture, Aquatic, and Natural Resources Research and Development Consortium) celebrates its 30th Founding Anniversary and FIESTA 2017 in August.
On August 18, Friday, at 7AM will be a celebration of the Holy Mass at the Social Hall of the University of Southeastern Phils. (USeP) Main Campus, Davao City, and following at 9AM will be the Coconut-planting and other activities at the Dept. of Agriculture Southern Mindanao Integrated Agricultural Research Center (DA-SMIARC), in Manambulan, Tugbok, Davao City.
On August 23, Wednesday, will be a full day of events. At 8:30AM will be the start of the Motorcade from USeP grounds thru city streets, culminating in Abreeza Mall, Davao City.
At Abreeza Mall, at 10AM will be the Opening Ceremonies highlighted by the entrance parade of flags of consortium members and the opening of the SMAARRDEC FIESTA Exhibit. At 1PM will be the Forum on Technology-To-People, Business-Coaching, and Technology-Matching.
At 6PM will be the Stakeholders Appreciation Night at Grand Men Seng Hotel, Davao City. The highlight will be the presentation of awards and recognition.
On August 24, Thursday, will be the SMAARRDEC 30th Regional Symposium on RDE Highlights (RSRDH), during mall hours, in Abreeza Mall. This is where new research and technologies, such as research from UP Mindanao, will be shown thru talks and posters.
On August 25, Friday, also in Abreeza Mall, is the Farmers and Fisherfolks Forum from 10AM to 4PM. The culminating event from 4PM onward is the Awarding Ceremonies beginning with a body-painting show, to be followed by the awarding of winners for best research papers and posters and for the FIESTA pocket events and booths.
SMAARRDEC is composed of the national government agencies involved in science and technology, regional state colleges and universities, including UP Mindanao, and local and provincial government units.