From left to right Dr. Jun Abalus, Dr. Hanlie Taha, and Dr. Jun Cayron.

Three scientists from Palawan, one of them a consultant of Yamang Bukid Farm, have been invited as resource speakers in a 3-day Integrated Organic Farming Short Course on March 16-18 in Brunei Darussalam.

The event is sponsored by Brunei’s Ministry of Agriculture in cooperation with AGROME IQ International, an agro-technology company in Brunei.

The local scientists invited to speak at the conference were Dr. Jun Abalus, a Yamang Bukid Farm consultant and director of Palawan State University (PSU) Income Generating Project (IGP); Dr. Hanlie Taha, PSU professor and director of PSU BIMP-EAGA; and Dr. Jun Cayron, PSU Museum director.

An agro-forestry scientist who got his doctorate from University of the Philippines-Los Banos (UPLB), Abalus said his talk will highlight the experience of Yamang Bukid Farm-Palawan as a farm tourism destination and a model of organic farming practices.

The government of Brunei will shoulder the speakers’ travel expenses.

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