To promote sustainable agriculture and food security within the university, QSU Maddela Campus partnered with the Provincial Natural Resources and Environment Office (PNREO) for an organic papaya planting activity on March 19th.

    University President Hermenegildo F. Samoy, Jr., along with the project proponents Dr. Eduard P. Alip, Mr. Manuel T. De Guzman, Mr. Dennie T. Ruma, and student government officers, led the personnel and students in planting 115 Red Lady papaya seedlings. These seedlings were planted using organic fertilizers and strategically integrated with other crops to reduce reliance on synthetic inputs, enhance biodiversity within the campus grounds, and mitigate environmental degradation. The organic fertilizers used for the project were developed by the BS Agriculture students.