LEGAZPI CITY-The Land Management, Agroforestry and Upland Farms Technology Research Center (LMAUFTRC) held its Second Quarter Technical Meeting and Workshop last July 13-15, 2015 at the Center's main office here.

During the activity, the participants crafted the 2nd Quarter Division Performance Commitment Rating (DPCR) as a guide for determining its performance achievement and setting the target schedule for the In-House Review. A pre In-House Review has also been set on August 10-15 at Pagbilao, Quezon.

Also accomplished during the meeting/workshop were the validation of Second Quarterly Accomplishment Report, completion of the Division Performance Commitment and Review (DPCR) for the 1st Semester of CY 2015 and the preparation of the final version of the RDE Roadmap for CY 2015-2019. Other matters reviewed include updates from the 1st Staff Meeting held in Los Baños Laguna; the 2nd Management Conference (ManCon) held in Subic, Zambales; and the Expanded Executive Committee (ExeCom) Meeting held in Sta. Rosa, Laguna. Other matters tackled include the changes in the organizational structure of ERDB and its financial utilization.

Other key issues discussed include the Memorandum of Agreement on the office space of the LMAUFTRC with Bicol University, which owns the property. It was agreed that the Center shall draft a new Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) and submit it to the ERDB and the BU President for review. Other concerns, such as the Center's adoption of the approved standard organizational structure, were also discussed.

Lastly, the Workshop also paved way for the discussion of the draft Department Administrative Order (DAO) which covers the organizational and functional elements of the Center, compensation and incentive policies, and the harmonization of Research and Development Extension (RDE) between and among Divisions and Centers.

The first-ever three-day encounter among the senior researchers from Bicol, MIMAROPA and CALABARZON regions-fully achieved the objectives set forth for the meeting cum workshop. Future encounters are anticipated as the Center continues to pursue its goals. Arlene B. Ranara, LMAUFTRC