Quirino State University Launches “Bambusari”: A Bamboo Development Project for Sustainability and Livelihoods

Diffun, Quirino – In a proactive pursuit for environmental sustainability and academic progress, Quirino State University (QSU) launched the Bambusari: A Bamboo Development Project today, January 9, 2024, at the Research and Development Clonal Site of the University.

Coined from the terms “sari-saring bamboo” meaning “variety of bamboo species,” the project’s goal is to transform an idle land within the campus into a bambusetum, which can serve as a Student Instructional Unit (SIU) for agriculture, forestry, biosystems, engineering, hospitality management, and tourism management; and at the same time a research area for faculty members. The project is also expected to become an income generating project of the university, and in the long run contribute to mitigating climate change.

Under the leadership of For. Joel G. Carig, along with team membecs Dr. Dyanika P. Nolasco, Dr. Elizabeth T. Carig, and others, the project commenced with the planting of 15 bamboo species in the campus. This transformation will soon give rise to a thriving Bamboo Eco Park with a proposed campsite and conference hall.

President Hermenegildo F. Samoy Jr. expressed his ardent support for the project, highlighting its significance for future generations. The Bamboo Park will provide students with firsthand learning experiences, fostering research and innovation in bamboo-related fields.