Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player

Academic Year >>> 1988-1989 Research Projects >>>  

2016-2017

2015-2016

2014-2015

2013-2014

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

2009-2010

2008-2009

2007-2008

2006-2007

2005-2006

2004-2005

2003-2004

2002-2003

2001-2002

2000-2001

1999-2000

1998-1999

1997-1998

1996-1997

1995-1996

1994-1995

1993-1994

1992-1993

1991-1992

1990-1991

1989-1990

1988-1989

1987-1988

1986-1987

1985-1986

1984-1985

1983-1984

1982-1983

1981-1982

1980-1981

1979-1980

IQC: A SOCIAL SOUNDNESS ANALYSIS OF THE AGRICULTURAL EDUCATION IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Project Director:          Robert Salazar
Funding Agency:        United States Agency for International Development

The project sought to improve the quality and relevance of education and outreach activities at higher agricultural education institutions in selected regions.  Project support was provided for faculty and administrator development; educational, outreach and research materials and equipment; school farm development; development of barangay outreach activities; technical assistance; and student financial support.

By the end of the project, ACUs were expected to have developed the capacity to plan and adapt their programs to address priority national and regional needs; and provided training for degree students and adults, including more practical, on-farm experience, management, marketing and technical skills applicable to farming, agribusiness and related rural commercial activities. Regional ACUs were expected to regularly conduct outreach activities in rural communities through barangay demonstrations, introduction of new technologies and dissemination of research results to area farmers and entrepreneurs; to provide quality training programs for regional/provincial Department of Agriculture personnel, extension workers and farmers on new technologies; and to conduct adaptive research that addresses farmers’ problems in their respective geographical areas.

Key words: agricultural education, on-farm experience, rural commerce

 

IQC: A SOCIAL SOUNDNESS ANALYSIS OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT
Project Director:          Robert Salazar
Funding Agency:        United States Agency for International Development

Among the major concerns addressed by the analysis are: 1) the mutual adaptability between the project and the sociocultural and political environment in which it is to be introduced; 2) the distribution of the project’s benefits and burdens among different groups; and 3) the factors that are likely to affect the sustainability of project results.

After conducting the analysis it was concluded that the Local Government Improvement Project is feasible. Appropriate mechanisms and controls could be properly instituted to avoid these possible pitfalls. The project must first coordinate with national and regional agencies and not create the impression that it is a threat to the existing systems, but that it complements existing efforts at decentralization. Second, it must mobilize important sources of support, particularly the respective leagues of provincial governors, city and municipal mayors. Third, the project must ensure adequate and substantive participation of the private sector and NGOs, to provide the necessary checks and controls on different aspects of the project. Lastly, the project must clarify the conditions of the grant, the mechanisms for which grants will be used, and the systems for managing the funds.

Key words: local governments, decentralization, provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, private sector, NGOs

 

PARTICIPATORY UPLANDS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (PHASE 4)
Project Director:          Robert Salazar
Funding Agency:        The Ford Foundation

Objectives for the fourth phase of the project are to: 1) undertake research on community-based, participatory approaches in the management of resources and in the delivery and use of basic services; 2) assist governmental and non-governmental organizations concerned with upland development in the formulation of policies, management of programs, and implementation of projects; and 3) provide an effective and efficient system of exchange, utilization, and dissemination of information on upland development. Accordingly, the fourth phase consists of three major aspects of work, namely 1) research; 2) information exchange, utilization, and dissemination; and 3) institutional development.

Key words: upland development, resource management, basic services, information exchange

 

PSYCHOSOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF RISK-TAKING AND PREVENTIVE BEHAVIOR RELATED TO HIV AND AIDS AMONG MALE HOMOSEXUALS
Project Director:          Romeo Lee
Funding Agency:        World Health Organization

The study identifies and examines the psychological and social factors associated with risk-taking and preventive behaviors of 200 male homosexuals in Metro Manila.  An understanding of these behaviors and their factors is of paramount importance, considering the health threats posed by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).  Personal interviews and focused group discussions were employed as research methods.  Findings were used as a basis for designing an educational program for homosexuals.

Key words: HIV and AIDS, risk-taking and preventive behaviors, male homosexuals, educational programs


 

 

 

  Home About Us Programs Projects Funding Agencies Contact Us

Copyright © 2011 All rights reserved.