SERICULTURE: A Promising Business

Our country is pushed against social and economic problems. Poverty remains the most serious of them all that trigggered social unrest. The pumping cost of crude oil that greatly increased the prices of prime commodities sometimes beyond reach of poor families, the influx of graduates without ready employment contributed to economic turmoil. Thus, humanity had continue reading : SERICULTURE: A Promising Business

Extension Programs

Countryside development is the  focus of SRDI’s Extension Program. It establishes cooperatives, sericulture centers, pilot sites, and medium-scale filature units to showcase the viability of sericulture in the Philippines. It also extends technical services to sericulture communities, development agents, and farmers through consultations, trainings, other   support services as marketing.   Formal Training The Institute’s training programs continue reading : Extension Programs

Background Information

The Philippines with three big islands known as the Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao is endowed with vast natural resources.  Blessed with good climate, large tracts of land and hardworking, diligent people, the country rely on agriculture for its economic growth.   Agriculture is the backbone of the nation’s economy. Over 1993 to 1997 annual growth rate continue reading : Background Information

Brief History

Sericulture at DMMMSU started as a research project of the Department of Plant Science of the North La Union campus. It served as a training ground for students to learn the art and science of growing silkworms. In early 1981’s, DMMMSU was a recipient of the National Sericulture R and D Program of the Philippines continue reading : Brief History

Geographical Location

The research Institute is based at the Don Mariano Marcos Memorial State University-North La Union Campus.  It occupies a four hectare land located at the western side of the campus. It houses the rearing houses, grainage, laboratories, pest clinic, 4th instar larvae distribution center filature units as well as mulberry plantations to carry out its operations.   continue reading : Geographical Location