By Development Communication Section
SEAFDEC/AQD’s senior technical assistant Miss Raisa Castel attended PCAARRD’s (Philippine Council for Agriculture, Aquatic and Natural Resources Research and Development) course on Economic Valuation of Environment and Natural Resources from 3-7 August 2015 at Los Baños, Laguna.
The five-day workshop includes lectures and discussion on various resource valuation methods, problem set exercises, hands-on practical exercises using data analysis and statistical software and formulation of capsule proposal.
Overall, PCAARRD’s main objective is to provide their staff and its R&D network, including AQD, basic knowledge on the methodologies and tools used for economic valuation on environment and natural resources for economic impact assessments and analysis. It also hopes to provide knowledge on the methodologies and analysis that can be used for cross-cutting sectors within PCAARRD’s banner programs and give them basis in crafting and evaluating projects related to these sectors.