Special Development Projects (SPEDPRO)
Develops proposals for submission to external funding.
- Enterprise Livelihood Support for the Academe (ELSA). The project provides technical, financial, and marketing assistance to entrepreneurs to transform their household enterprise into full-blown business and for their products to penetrate the larger market. The project aims to:1) create employment opportunities for rural people; 2) increase the present market outlet for the entrepreneurs’ product; 3) increase the income of the entrepreneur; and 4) establish a model for rural development.
- Techno Gabay Program (TGP). TGP is a PCARRD-DOST, now ATI-DA, banner program which aims to bring science-based information and technology services to end-users in the agriculture, forestry, and natural sciences (AFNR) sectors. MMSU is designated as a Partner Member Agency (PMA) in the implementation of the project through ILARRDEC-PCARRD. The program 1) seeks to develop, validate, and promote modalities to facilitate technology promotion, utilization and commercialization; 2) strengthens links among technology generators, technology service providers, and technology users; and 3) complements efforts of LGUs and RBOs in extension service.
- MMSU- Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) now MMSU ENACTUS. MMSU-ENACTUS is a participating team of the Pilipinas/World-ENACTUS which is a global network of partnership of business executives, university students, and academic leaders. MMSU-ENACTUS students form teams to create economic opportunities in communities by organizing outreach projects that focuses on: market economics; success skills; entrepreneurship; financial literacy, environmental sustainability, and business ethics. Generally, the program provides technical, financial, and marketing assistance to different types of beneficiaries to improve their quality of life through the world of business.
- Bio-Intensive Gardening (BIG). Through the funding assistance from NDA-1, the project aims to to sustainably provide the supply of the household of the much needed fresh, safe, quality and chemical-free vegetables in the table of every household which will ultimately redound to solving the malnutrition problem of the young children in the country.
- Enhancing Climate Resiliency Through Crop Diversification with Seed Stock Dispersal Scheme.Through the establishment of the Center for Climate Resilient Agriculture (CCRA) with MMSU as the lead implementing agency, climate resilient crops such as sweet sorghum, pigeon pea, and peanut are planted in farmers’ field through dispersal to develop a site specific technology package to reduce exposure to climate induced risks and to serve as field demonstration.
Generally, the project aims to enhance climate resiliency through crop diversification using the seed stock dispersal scheme. Specifically, it seeks to: 1) demonstrate the potential of various rice varieties and crop resilient varieties in rainfed agricultural sites in the province; 2) establish cropping patterns for specific rainfed areas, e.g. rice and pigeonpea; rice and sweet sorghum and rice and groundnut; 3) develop specific technology for crop diversification in rainfed areas; 4) enhance adoption of technology for crop diversification in rainfed areas; and 5) increase productivity in rainfed areas through seed stock dispersal.
- Developing Underserved Rural Areas through Services (DUR-AS): MMSU’s Mechanism of Fulfilling the MDG’s through Convergence and Volunteerism. The program develops a progressive (naDUR-AS) barangay or community that will serve as a model of a holistic development to other communities reflective of self-help, and cooperativism by way of convergence and volunteerism. Specifically, it seeks to develop a community that is: 1) technologically knowledgeable and skilful on the various MMSU technologies and adopt the technologies to improve their life’s condition; 2) economically improved/enhanced as reflected by the households’ improved economic status; 3) politically empowered residents as they actively participate in organizations and actions for their own cause; 4) health conscious and aware as indicated by increased knowledge on health issues and concerns for the improvement of their health status; 5) socially aware as they imbibe the value of volunteerism, partnership, and social responsibility; and 6) environmentally conscious as they practice the conservation, preservation, and protection of their natural resources.