The University of the Philippines Mindanao (UPMin) entered into an agreement to be part of a small-scale fisheries policy inputs and advice consortium.
UPMin Chancellor Lyre Anni Murao signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the Too Big To Ignore (TBTI) Philippines, a small-scale fisheries research & development consortium.
The consortium will focus on filling information gaps on small-scale fisheries across the Philippine archipelago.
The agreement was signed at the 1st University of the Philippines - State Universities & Colleges (UP-SUC) Summit on September 15, 2023, in Davao City.
“UPMin has organized or joined a number of regional consortiums, but UPMin is always open to new relationships with other SUCs and Higher Education Institutions in Mindanao, in the Philippines, and even in other countries,” Chancellor Murao said in a video message at the Summit.
UPMin is the convenor of the Mindanao Genomics Consortium, which has more than 30 academic, government, health, and industry institutions throughout Mindanao.
In addition, UPMin has created networks for innovation and startups towards bringing the products of research to the broader community. One is the IDEAS - Davao consortium, which holds the Davao Startup Week held on 11-17 September in Davao City.
“Being the lone UP Constituent University in the southern Philippines, UP Mindanao is ready to serve as a bridge between Mindanao SUCs and the eight UP Constituent Universities in different parts of the Philippines,” said Chancellor Murao.