๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐ฅ๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ

Category : Extension | Sub Category : Community Posted on 2022-02-18 13:52:09


๐‚๐š๐ญ๐’๐” ๐ฅ๐š๐ฎ๐ง๐œ๐ก๐ž๐ฌ ๐๐š๐ฆ๐›๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ž๐ญ๐ฎ๐ฆ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ

The Catanduanes State University through its Extension Services (CatSU-ES) in cooperation with the Public Relations and Media Communications Services and the College of Agriculture and Fisheries spearheaded the launching of CatSU Bambusetum where one variety of "Giant bamboos" called ๐˜‹๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ were planted by the CatSU key officials and employees at the initial planting site, at the back of the College of Engineering, on February 16, 2022.  


Known for its resilience, versatility, strength, tenacity and organic aesthetics in landscapes, bamboos are also considered to be one of the fastest growing plants in the world for the reason that some of it can grow up to three feet in just 24 hours. As a matter of fact, giant bamboos are said to grow anywhere from 50 to 100 feet tall, approximately the height of a10-storey building.

Few of the countless benefits of bamboos include acting as erosion control agent and reservoir for rivers and streams; considered as sustainable and renewable resource; produces more oxygen than trees; known as strongest building materials; used in Ayurvedic medicine and Chinese herbal medicine (CTM); landscape design and many more. As it is, Bamboo is also recognized as the โ€œmiracle plantโ€ considering its various usages and important role in agriculture and human life.


 Also present in the event were the CatSU President, Dr. Patrick Alain T. Azanza, VP for Administrative and Financial Affairs, Dr. Maria Edna R. Iรฑigo, VP for Research, Extension and Production Affairs, Dr. Ramon Felipe A. Sarmiento and other CatSU employees.

Dr. Azanza in his message said that this project is a good start to reconnect with the communities. He also cited the importance of bamboos in which he mentioned that it prevents soil erosion, increases economic opportunities as it helps industries in developing various products like construction materials, furniture etc. Overall, as he mentioned, the CatSU Bamsetum is considered as a good investment as a whole.

These giant bamboos were donated by the Former Secretary of Agriculture, Sec. Emmanuel โ€œMannyโ€ Piรฑol, an agriculture advocate. As he sees potential of giant bamboos in the global marketplace, he continues to empower Filipinos through agriculture, hence his initiative of giant bamboo distribution all over the country.


The CatSU President likewise commended all the people behind the project especially to Ms. Aileen Sarmiento, Public Relations Assistant, former Sec. Piรฑol, Dr. Adem Nalu V. Rubio- CatSU- Extension Services Director, Prof. Ma.Jugie  R. Ramos, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Fisheries (CAF) and all the organizers of the event. This collaboration and partnership will give birth to the first ever bambusetum in Catanduanes.

Along with the institutionโ€™s vision of being โ€œa green university globally engage in island research and innovations for societal advancementโ€, this project also supports the island provinceโ€™s environmental awareness campaign. 


Additional source: https://bambubatu.com       
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